Celtic told to stop 'piddling about' in bid for ace striker, new signing set to be unveiled at Parkhead, Aberdeen striker set to be sidelined for four months - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Thursday’s Scottish football news and gossip.

Peterborough United striker and League One top goalscorer Ivan Toney. Picture: Getty
Peterborough United striker and League One top goalscorer Ivan Toney. Picture: Getty

Celtic told to stop ‘piddling about’

Celtic have been told by Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry to “stop piddling about” in their approach for Ivan Toney. The Scottish champions had a £5million bid knocked back last week. (Scottish Sun)

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Goalkeeper set to be unveiled

AEK Athens goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas has put pen to paper on a three-year deal, with a one-year option, to sign for Celtic. The stopper is expected to be paraded on Thursday once his £4.5million transfer is finalised. (Daily Record)

Celtic not interested in star

Despite reports to the contrary, Celtic are not interested in landing Atletico Madrid playmaker Rodrigo Riquelme. (Daily Record)

Celtic star doubt for Champions League

Celtic star Michael Johnston could miss Celtic’s bid to reach the Champions League as the winger is set to be out until September at the earliest with a calf problem. (Scottish Sun)

Cosgrove facing four months out

Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove is facing four months on the sidelines after sustaining a knee injury in a friendly against Hibs. (Scottish Sun)

Dundee Twitter jibe

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Dundee did little to soothe any relations with Hearts and the club’s supporters with a Twitter jibe following the fixture list release. In their tweet announcing the fixture, Dundee referred to ‘relegated Hearts’. (The Scotsman)

Doncaster responds

Neil Doncaster today responded to Hearts owner Ann Budge’s claim that all three relegated clubs suffered “totally disproportionate financial damage” after the 2019/20 campaign was cut short. (The Scotsman)

Hearts in McCulloch talks

Hearts are in talks with Lee McCulloch and hope to appoint him as Robbie Neilson’s assistant in the next few days. They are also waiting to see if the Dundee United coach Gordon Forrest leaves Tannadice. (The Scotsman)

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