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Jorge Benguche celebrates scoring for Honduras against Puerto RicoJorge Benguche celebrates scoring for Honduras against Puerto Rico
Jorge Benguche celebrates scoring for Honduras against Puerto Rico

Celtic linked with Benguche

Celtic have been linked with Honduran ace Jorge Benguche, who has been dubbed the new Karim Benzema. The striker, who has also been linked with Cagliari in Italy and Belenenses in Portugal, has impressed for CD Olympia and scored a double on his international debut. The Hoops have been linked with several Central and South American-based players in recent months. (GiveMeSport)

Middleton set for new loan spell

Rangers winger Glenn Middleton is set for another English loan deal, after starting the second half of the 2019/20 season at Bradford. The winger initially joined Hibs last summer but fell out of favour and the loan was cut short following the arrival of Jack Ross. (Football Insider)

Hearts in Stendel warning

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Hearts have warned Daniel Stendel that he may have to wait another month before they are in a position to negotiate his managerial future, with owner Ann Budge revealing that identifying a sporting director is currently a higher priority. As things stand, though, a clause nullifying his original deal should the club drop down a division has been activated in Stendel’s contract, prompting speculation that his short association with the Tynecastle club is about to come to an end. (Evening News)

Kennedy on Hibs link

John Kennedy has admitted he was flattered to be in contention to take charge of Hibs last season but insists he is in no hurry to advance to the front line of management. The Celtic assistant manager was a leading candidate to replace Paul Heckingbottom at Easter Road last November but was content to remain with the Scottish champions. (Evening News)

BT Sport chases SPFL for £3m

BT Sport is seeking £3 million compensation from the SPFL after the season was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic. The broadcaster’s seven-year partnership with the Scottish league ended last month, with Sky Sports netting a new, five-year TV deal to the tune of £160 million. BT and SPFL bosses are understood to have been locked in talks for weeks. (The Sun)



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