Celtic linked with two transfer targets, Rangers brace themselves for £15m bid as they eye back-up striker, Hearts boss wants centre-midfielder - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Thursday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Celtic boss Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS

Celtic eye keeper

Swedish international Robin Olsen has emerged as a potential target for Celtic as they scour Europe for a senior goalkeeper to provide competition to Scott Bain. (The Scotsman)

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Celtic eye keeper (part 2)

Celtic are in talks with AEK Athens over a move for goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas. The Greek international is rated at around £6.5million. (Daily Record)

Gerrard may seek striker

Steven Gerrard admits he may have to step up his hunt for a new striker after a late injury to Jermain Defoe marred Rangers' 4-0 win over Motherwell. (The Scotsman)

Lille plot £15m move for Morelos

Lille are preparing to test Rangers’ resolve over Alfredo Morelos with a £15m bid. The French side recently had a £28m bid rejected for Red Bull Salzburg star Patson Daka. (Daily Mail)

Neilson targets centre-midfielder

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson plans to sign a central midfielder to strengthen the spine of his team before the new season begins. (Evening News)

Boyle on future

Martin Boyle has remained coy on his long-term future at Hibs, insisting he’s just concentrating on getting ready for the new season as he enters the final year of his Easter Road contract. (Evening News)

SPFL board to decide on BLM support

The SPFL board will make a statement by the end of the week on whether players should take a knee at the start of matches in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. (The Scotsman)

SPFL to discuss ‘express power’

The first meeting of the new board of the Scottish Professional Football League will discuss the next step in its attempt to gain “express power” to deal with any coronavirus-related disruption to the new season. (The Scotsman)

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