Celtic flop nearing seven-figure exit, club decide against targeting Leigh Griffiths this summer, West Ham United join hunt for Parkhead hero - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Wednesday’s Scottish football news and gossip
Patryk Klimala is expected to join New York Red Bulls from Celtic. Picture: SNSPatryk Klimala is expected to join New York Red Bulls from Celtic. Picture: SNS
Patryk Klimala is expected to join New York Red Bulls from Celtic. Picture: SNS

Klimala nearing Celtic exit

Patryk Klimala is close to completing a move to New York Red Bulls in the MLS. An offer was lodged which could see Celtic recoup the £3.5 million they paid for the Polish striker last January. The 22-year-old has largely been a bit-part player since then. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen decide on Griffiths

New Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass isn’t interested in signing Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths this summer. He is, however, keen on loanee Bruce Anderson signing a new contract and fighting for his place in the Pittodrie starting XI next season. (Daily Record)

West Ham want Edouard

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West Ham United have moved into pole position to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this summer. They face competition from Leicester City and Arsenal in the French under-21 international. (Football Insider)

Celtic sign Welsh to new deal

Celtic have tied down defender Stephen Welsh to a new long-term deal the club have announced. The 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year contract, keeping him at Parkhead until 2025. (The Scotsman)

Football chiefs to press for plan

Scottish football’s governing bodies will push the Scottish Government for a clean plan as to how they’ll get spectators back into football grounds as many clubs fear serious financial hardship over season-ticket sales this summer. (Daily Record)

ICT star alleges racist abuse

Inverness CT star Nikolay Todorov was allegedly subjected to racist abuse during a match with Raith Rovers last month. A tribunal is scheduled for Thursday to look into the allegations. However, Todorov was hit with Notice of Complaint by the Scottish FA due to an allegation that disciplinary rule 202 had been breached in the fixture. It refers to “excessive misconduct”. (The Scotsman)

Levein: Hearts should take trophy

Hearts should accept the Championship trophy despite a fan-led campaign to 'leave it on the stand' according to former manager Craig Levein. (Evening News)

Ross on Hibs tie moving

Jack Ross says Hibs will “adjust accordingly” to the short-notice rescheduling of their Scottish Cup tie against Stranraer, admitting that their opponents have it far worse than them. (Evening News)

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