Eddie Howe to Celtic snag, Parkhead star exit fear, Rangers close to deal for £15m striker - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Sunday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Sunday's Scottish football news and gossip

Howe hiccup

Celtic’s move to appoint Eddie Howe as their next manager may hit a stumbling block due to Bournemouth’s promotion bid. Howe reportedly wants to bring his old backroom staff to Parkhead but if his former club wins promotion to the Premier League that could price the Hoops out of any move – The Scottish Sun

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Christie contract

Celtic could lose Ryan Christie on a pre-contract as early as this summer. The playmaker can speak to clubs from as early as June ahead of his contract expiring in January. The Scotland midfielder could use Euro 2020 as a platfrom to secure a contract elsewhere – Mail on Sunday

Return of fans

Scottish football is preparing to hear the click of turnstiles again with a limited number of fans set to be allowed back from 17 May. This could see fans return for play-off fixtures for the Premiership, Championship and League One – The Scotsman

Striker move

Rangers are close to agreeing a deal for Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga. The 28-year-old is reportedly leaving The Riverside after four years following a £15million move from Nottingham Forest and is prepared to take a wage drop to move to Ibrox – TEAMtalk

Lennon inspiration

Hibs defender Ryan Porteous has revealed how former Hibs and Celtic manager Neil Lennon proved the inspiration behind his match-winning penalty as the Easter Road outfit booked their fourth successive domestic cup semi-final – Edinburgh Evening News

Parkhead target

Celtic and Premier League trio West Ham United, Newcastle United and Southampton all have Young Boys striker Jean-Pierre Nsame on their summer target lists. The Cameroon international has scored 78 goals in 118 games since joining the Swiss giants from Servette in 2017 – TEAMtalk

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