European heavyweights join chase for Alfredo Morelos, Southampton step up pursuit of Celtic star, international ready to complete Parkhead switch, Scottish clubs 'would be better without Old Firm' - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Tuesday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Alfredo Morelos sat in the stands for the duration of Saturday's victory over Hamilton Accies. Picture: SNS
Alfredo Morelos sat in the stands for the duration of Saturday's victory over Hamilton Accies. Picture: SNS

Southampton to step up chase for Ntcham

Southampton will step up their pursuit of Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham after missing out on primary target Weston McKennie who has agreed to join Juventus. (Team Talk)

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Celtic set to seal Duffy transfer

Celtic are set to complete the signing of Shane Duffy on loan from Brighton. The Irish defender will move to his boyhood heroes on a one-year loan after getting the green light from his parent club. (Scottish Sun)

Porto enter Morelos hunt

Porto have entered the race for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos. The Portuguese giants, who Morelos helped defeat in last season’s Europa League, are on the hunt for a new striker as they expect leading scorer Moussa Marega to leave for an English Premier League team this summer. (Scottish Sun)

Old Firm departure would help Scottish clubs

Former Hearts boss Craig Levein says he’d welcome the departure of Celtic and Rangers to England, saying the rest of the clubs in Scottish football would benefit from the chance to regularly compete for trophies. (Scottish Sun)

Dykes could start for Scotland

Scotland coach Steven Reid believes Lyndon Dykes is ready to make his debut from the start against Israel at Hampden Park on Friday night. (The Scotsman)

Haring return

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Peter Haring has completed his first full training session with Hearts after a 15-month injury absence. He is now set to contemplate a return to action in forthcoming pre-season friendlies but will not be rushed back into the team. (The Scotsman)

Gogic forced to withdraw

Hibs midfielder Alex Gogic has been forced to withdraw from his first ever Cyprus squad following a “false positive” test for Covid-19. (Evening News)

Dikamona waited for Hearts

Clevid Dikamona has revealed he waited all summer for a call from Hearts about returning to the Tynecastle club before deciding to sign for Kilmarnock – not long before former team-mate John Souttar was ruled out for several months. (Evening News)

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