The Rumour Mill: Tuesday’s football news and gossip

In today’s Rumour Mill: Kyle Lafferty could be set for a cut-price move to England; Celtic linked with loan move for Matt Mills; Islam Feruz casts doubt on Scotland future; plus the rest of the day’s football news and gossip.

Lafferty linked with Championship move

Huddersfield are considering a move for Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty. Aware that they may be able to offer a cut-price sum of £575,000 for the Northern Ireland international due to a clause in his contract over Ibrox wage cuts, the newly-promoted Championship club. (Sun)

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Celtic ‘in loan move for Mills’

Celtic are poised to make a move to sign Leicester City player Matt Mills on loan. Neil Lennon is keen to secure the services of the centre-half after having a previous offer to swap Kelvin Wilson rejected by Nigel Pearson. (Record)

• Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle has said that Celtic target Jordan Rhodes may stay at the club, due to their Championship status. (Record)

• It has also been reported that Celtic have been told that an up-front payment of £3million would be enough to secure the signing of Rhodes. It is understood that the Scotland under-21 striker was assured before Huddersfield won promotion that he would be allowed to leave if any club bid £3million with further add-ons. (Express)

Feruz tweets of Scots snub hint

Chelsea youngster Islam Feruz has taken to Twitter to hint that he may turn his back on Scotland. The Somali-born 16-year-old, who came through the Celtic youth system, tweeted: “Would love to play in the African Nation Cup! Despite being eligible to play for 2 African countries other than Som :P MyDream!!! :D” (Various)

Rangers takeover

• Rangers administrator Paul Clark is “certainly hopeful” of a positive outcome of a Company Voluntary Arrangement despite being unable to confirm details of the money on offer. (BBC)

• Charles Green will reportedly offer a maxiumum of 20 pence in the pound to creditor as he attempts to push through a CVA. (Express)

• Administrators Duff & Phelps have set 14 June as the date when their attempt to avoid the liquidation of the Ibrox club through a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) will be held. (Scotsman)

• David Low, the financial consultant who advised Fergus McCann on his takeover of Celtic in 1994, insists that Charles Green will be buying Rangers for a knock-down price. Low knows the former Sheffield United chief executive but denied internet rumours that he is part of the consortium. (Scotsman)

• Charles Green reportedly stands to earn a £4million bonus in his proposals to buy Rangers. (Record)


• Former Caley Thistle player Greg Tansey has snubbed SPL interest to join League One side Stevenage. (Record)

• MK Dons have joined the race to sign former Dundee United player Danny Swanson. (Record)

• Queen of the South have signed Lee Robinson, Ryan McGuffie and Chris Higgins on new contracts. (Express)

• Defender Joe Mbu has signed a new one-year deal with newly promoted Cowdenbeath. (Express)