Celtic failed in six attempts to sign highly-rated full-back, Rangers transfer fees revealed for Roofe and Itten, Celtic set to miss out on free-scoring striker, six-figure interest in Hearts star - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Wednesday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Hearts left-back Aaron Hickey, left, is wanted by Celtic. Picture: SNS
Hearts left-back Aaron Hickey, left, is wanted by Celtic. Picture: SNS

Celtic failed six times to sign Hickey

Former Hearts boss Craig Levein has revealed that Celtic failed in ‘five or six’ attempts to sign left-back Aaron Hickey, a player who signed on at Tynecastle after his Parkhead exit in 2018. (Scottish Sun)

Fry warning to Celtic

Celtic are set to miss out on Ivan Toney, according to Peterborough chief Barry Fry, who says another club are ready to complete a deal for the striker. (Daily Record)

Roofe blown away by Rangers move

Kemar Roofe admits he has been taken aback by the whirlwind nature of his move to Rangers after signing a four year contract with the Ibrox club on Tuesday afternoon. (The Scotsman)

Cost of double signing

Rangers spent £3.5million to sign Kemar Roofe from Anderlecht and paid £2.5million for the services of St Gallen striker Cedric Itten. Talks, meanwhile, continue over Alfredo Morelos’ potential £18million move to Lille. (Scottish Sun)

Itten deal hastens Kamberi exit

Swiss club St Gallen will step up their quest to sign Hibs striker Florian Kamberi after selling their star forward Cedric Itten to Rangers. (Evening News)

Clare interest

Oxford United are considering a six-figure move for Hearts midfielder Sean Clare if they are unsuccessful in their attempts to sign Scotland international Stephen O’Donnell. (Daily Record)

Hunter passes away

Former Hibs, Motherwell and Scotland player Willie Hunter has died at the age of 80, the Fir Park club have confirmed. (The Scotsman)

Berra ready to fight for place

Christophe Berra is ready to fight for his place under new Hearts boss Robbie Neilson. The former Gorgie captain was denied that opportunity after Daniel Stendel deemed him surplus to requirements in the second half of last term. (The Scotsman)

Fitness key for Hearts

Hearts will be fit for purpose this season, according to ex-Tynecastle captain Steven Pressley, who believes that a more arduous training regime will allow the Gorgie side to avoid the succession of injuries that have plagued them over the past couple of seasons. (The Scotsman)

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