Championship boss defies Neil Lennon comments over transfer target, EPL side make move for Celtic outcast, Hearts striker closes in on Dunfermline move - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Sunday’s Scottish football news and gossip
Preston North End manager Alex Neil. Picture: SNSPreston North End manager Alex Neil. Picture: SNS
Preston North End manager Alex Neil. Picture: SNS

Newcastle eye Ntcham deal

Newcastle United have made an enquiry about loaning Olivier Ntcham from Celtic for the rest of the 2020/21 season. The French midfielder has found his first-team opportunities limited at Celtic Park across the last couple of months. (Sky Sports)

Neil expects Davies to stay

Preston boss Alex Neil expects Ben Davies to remain with the Championship club for the rest of the season even if he is close to agreeing a pre-contract deal with Celtic. Parkhead boss Neil Lennon admitted yesterday they’re still pushing to bring the defender in this month. (Various)

Lennon expects to remain

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Neil Lennon expects to remain Celtic boss past this summer as the Parkhead manager talked about the “exciting” rebuild the club will be doing this summer after the disappointment of losing out on ten-in-a-row. (Daily Record)

Kennedy moves to second favourite

John Kennedy has moved into second place behind Rafa Benitez as the favourite to become the next manager of Celtic, according to the bookmakers. (Scottish Sun)

Lawwell exit down to Rangers success

Former Celtic star Davie Provan believes Steven Gerrard’s success is one of the main reasons Peter Lawwell has decided to step down as chief executive as he accused the Parkhead board of allowing Rangers to “get off the floor”. (Scottish Sun)

Wighton expected to join Dunfermline

Hearts striker Craig Wighton is expected to leave the Tynecastle side and join Dunfermline for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign after falling down the pecking order for Robbie Neilson’s men. The ex-Dundee star is out of contract this summer. (Daily Record)

Hearts eye replacement for Ginnelly

Hearts hope to sign another winger before Monday night’s transfer deadline after news that Josh Ginnelly’s season is over due to a hamstring injury. (Evening News)

Hibs haven’t given up hope of keeping pair

Hibs manager Jack Ross has not written off the club’s chances of holding onto both Kevin Nisbet and Ryan Porteous despite ongoing interest from clubs south of the border. (Evening News)

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