Eddie Howe identifies first Celtic signing, Brendan Rodgers' double Parkhead raid, Rangers keen on Man Utd ace - Scottish football rumour mill

Sunday's Scottish football news and gossip.

All the latest Scottish football rumours.
All the latest Scottish football rumours.

Rodgers’ raid

Leicester City are planning a double raid on Celtic when the transfer window opens. Former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers is expected to make a £20m summer bid for the Odsonne Edouard, and is also prepared to ‘try his luck’ with a move for midfielder Callum McGregor – The Sun

Striker battle

Rangers may be about to upstage Celtic with a deal for 26-year-old Peterborough striker Jonson Clarke-Harris. Ibrox scouts were in attendance as Clarke-Harris netted a hat-trick in a 7-2 win over Accrington Stanley on 27 March – Football Insider

Howe target

Celtic-bound Eddie Howe has already identified a key transfer target with a possible move to bring Bournemouth captain Steve Cook to Parkhead. The 29-year-old was a defensive stalwart for Howe during the Cherries’ rise from League One to the top flight – The Sun

Man Utd loan

Rangers are “really keen” on signing Manchester United midfielder James Garner on loan in the summer, according to the player’s agent. Garner has already been loaned out to Championship sides Watford and Nottingham Forest – Stretty News

Barkas interest

Celtic flop Vasilis Barkas could be handed a chance to leave Celtic with Greek club PAOK interested in a loan deal. The Greek keeper has hasn't featured since the middle of January and has failed to impress since his £4.5 million arrival last summer – Daily Record

Ajer disrespect

John Kennedy has accused Norway manager Stale Solbakken of disrespecting Celtic and Scottish football over his demand that Kristoffer Ajer leaves the Glasgow club in the summer. Kennedy has hit back that it is Celtic’s development of the player across the past five years that has made him of interest to clubs in the big five league – Newcastle United reported to be readying an £8million bid for the centre-back – The Scotsman

Tierney scare

Scotland are sweating over star defender Kieran Tierney with the Euros just 10 weeks away as the defender was forced off with an apparent knee injury in Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool. Tierney had to be replaced by Cedric after appearing to have taken a knock to his knee – Various

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