Celtic still interested in deal for Scottish international, Parkhead chiefs plan permanent deal for loan signing, Rangers rubbish reports of Borna Barisic bid, Hearts take midfielder on trial - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Thursday’s Scottish football news and gossip
Scotland international winger Ryan Fraser. Picture: SNSScotland international winger Ryan Fraser. Picture: SNS
Scotland international winger Ryan Fraser. Picture: SNS

Celtic still interested in Fraser

Celtic are still interested in signing Scottish international winger Ryan Fraser. The former Bournemouth player remains a free agent, though he has an offer on the table from Newcastle. (The Telegraph)

Celtic looking at permanent deal for Duffy

Celtic yesterday announced the signing of Shane Duffy on loan from Brighton and Parkhead chiefs are already plotting a permanent deal for the Irish international defender next summer. (Daily Record)

No bid for Barisic

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Despite reports to the contrary, there was no £8million bid from Leeds United for Rangers full-back Borna Barisic this summer. (Daily Record)

Bologna want Hickey as back-up

Bologna intend to “do everything possible” to sign Aaron Hickey from Hearts and use him as deputy for first-choice left-back Mitchell Dijks. The Italian side had a £1.3million offer rejected. The two clubs are still in discussions. (Evening News)

Hearts run rule over Songo’o

Hearts have taken the French midfielder Yann Songo’o on trial as they look to further reinforce their squad. The 28-year-old is a free agent after his contract expired at Scunthorpe United. (Evening News)

Jones wants coaching chance

Former Hibs captain Rob Jones wants to be given the chance to step into management and would be willing to return to Scotland in order to get that opportunity. (Evening News)

Latest on Safranko to United

Dundee United have been told they will need to pay a six-figure loan fee in order to re-sign Pavol Safranko. The striker has a £675,000 release clause written into his contract at Romanian club Sepsi. United are prepared to do a permanent deal but need the demands to be lowered. (Daily Record)

McLean defends McBurnie

Kenny McLean believes Oli McBurnie is being victimised after the striker’s commitment to the international cause was again thrown into question when he played for Sheffield United two days after withdrawing from the Scotland squad. (The Scotsman)



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