Celtic-linked defender turns down move to MLS, Scottish football set to be handed attendance blow, Rangers-daft striker reveals family glee over downing Celtic - Scottish Premiership rumour mill

Tuesday’s Scottish football news and gossip.

Motherwell centre-back Declan Gallagher. Picture: SNS
Motherwell centre-back Declan Gallagher. Picture: SNS
Motherwell centre-back Declan Gallagher. Picture: SNS

Gallagher turns down MLS chance

Celtic-linked Declan Gallagher has turned down the chance to move to the MLS after both Portland Timbers and New York Red Bulls took an interest in the Motherwell defender. The Scottish international is out of contract in the summer. (Daily Record)

Scottish chiefs set for attendance blow

Scottish football chiefs expect to be told that Holyrood will not follow Boris Johnson’s route out of lockdown, which would mean it’s unlikely the final group game would see a return of a full crowd for a match north of the border. (Daily Record)

Rangers seeding boost

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Rangers are on course to be seeded in the third qualifying round of the Champions League when they make their return to European football’s elite tournament next season. (The Scotsman)

Rangers-daft striker reveals family glee

Ross County match-winner Jordan White has revealed his family are ecstatic with his winner against Celtic as he comes from a long line of Rangers die-hards. (Daily Record)

Celtic condemn Duffy taunts

Celtic have slammed an online troll who abused defender Shane Duffy with vile taunts including comments mocking the death of his father. (The Scotsman)

Hearts wish to sign keeper

Hearts hope to sign their on-loan goalkeeper Ross Stewart on a permanent basis this summer. The 25-year-old’s contract at Livingston expires at the end of the season and he is therefore entitled to hold pre-contract talks with any interested club. (Evening News)

New deal for Doig

Hibs defender Josh Doig is set to be rewarded for his outstanding debut season with a new deal. The Evening News understands that contract talks are progressing well between the club and the 18-year-old, with both parties confident of reaching an agreement. (Evening News)

Ross leaves Motherwell

Maurice Ross has left his role as coach at Motherwell to ‘pursue other opportunities’ the Lanarkshire club has said. The former Rangers defender cited changes to his role at Fir Park in recent months behind the decision to move on. (The Scotsman)

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