The Rumour Mill: Monday’s football news and gossip

Levante vow to take legal action against Celtic, Del Pierro Sydney deal not done and McGregor set for Scotland return after injury.

Celtic could face legal action over Lassad capture

Spanish side Levante say they will sue Celtic over the signing of Tunisian striker Lassad Nouioui after he signed for the Parkhead club on a two-year deal

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Levante say they had agreed a deal with the 26-year-old before he signed for Celtic and had even put a statement up on their website welcoming the player to the club. (Sun)

Del Piero yet to decide future

Celtic transfer window target Alessandro Del Piero has not sealed his move to Sydney FC according to his brother and agent.

The former Juventus said that the deal is still being analysed - leaving the door open for the Parkhead side and a number of European outfits who are also chasing his signature. (Various)

McGregor set for Serbia test

Former Rangers keeper Allan McGregor will almost certainly start for Scotland when Craig Levein’s side take on Serbia in their World Cup qualifying match on Saturday after playing a full 90 minutes for new club Besiktas and keeping a clean sheet. (Scotsman)

David Templeton expresses hurt at Hearts criticism

New Rangers signing David Templeton has expressed his hurt and disappointment at the criticism directed at him following his move from Hearts to the Ibrox club.

Hearts released a statement explaining their decision to sell Templeton arguing that the 23-year-old was “desperate to leave Hearts for any club offering big money”. (Scotsman)

Dundee United interested in former Rangers star Vignal

Peter Houston is set to sign former Rangers and Liverpool striker Gregory Vignal after the 31-year-old impressed while training with the Tannadice club last week.

Vignal has been without a club since leaving Greek side Atromitos in 2010 and is expected to sign a short-term deal. (Express)


• St Johnstone have signed former Rangers striker Steven McLean on a free transfer

• On loan Celtic striker Mo Bangura recorded a win in his first game back at AIK Stockholm when they defeated Helsingborgs 2 - 1 at the weekend