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Mikel Arteta is thought to be a big fan of Edouard
Mikel Arteta is thought to be a big fan of Edouard

Arsenal told: Edouard will cost more than Tierney

Arsenal have been told they will have to shell out far more than the £25 million it cost them to land Kieran Tierney if they want to sign his former Celtic team-mate Odsonne Edouard. The French striker was in fine form for Neil Lennon’s side before football’s hiatus and the Gunners are among a string of clubs keen on the former PSG youngster’s services. But transfer expert Kaveh Solhekol told Sky Sports: “Odsonne Edouard is not necessarily going anywhere. Someone would need to offer more than [the £25m for Tierney] for Celtic to be tempted to do business and that kind of money is unlikely to be flying round the transfer market during the next window.” (Sky Sports)

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SPFL warn on Rangers probe

The SPFL has called on the 42 clubs to come together for the “greater good” of Scottish football as the organisation warned about the costs of an independent investigation. It was confirmed on Monday that an EGM will take place next month after Rangers lodged a requisition calling for a general meeting of all 42 SPFL clubs, which was backed by Hearts and Stranraer. But the body warned that a probe into the process behind the SPFL’s resolution to terminate all divisions outside the top flight could be “incalculable”. (The Scotsman)

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Hearts pressure valve released as players agree wage cuts

News of Hearts players agreeing wage cuts released a metaphoric pressure valve atop Tynecastle Park's new main stand. Reductions between 10 and 30 per cent were not what the squad wanted but are crucial to the Edinburgh club surviving this worldwide coronavirus crisis. The majority of the playing staff accepted reduced salaries by Monday's 5pm deadline and will receive their new amounts tomorrow when monthly wages reach bank accounts. Some players asked for deferrals but Hearts stood defiantly firm. (Evening News)

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McGinn the benchmark, says Hibs chief

Hibs sporting director Graeme Mathie has said John McGinn is the benchmark for the Easter Road side as they attempt to create a pathway for players to reach the top of the game. Mathie said: “You can talk about a club’s recruitment strategy and that’s what we want to do more of. We would love to use John as an example of coming to Hibs and progressing.” (What’s InMotion)

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Thomson: I’d love to manage Hibs one day

Kevin Thomson has revealed he has his heart set on managing Hibs in the future – as well as Rangers. The midfielder, who had three separate spells at Easter Road and was part of the squad that won the Scottish Cup in May 2016, said: “It would be amazing to be the manager of Hibs one day and be successful there and leave a good legacy like Tony [Mowbray] did. It would be great to be the Hibs manager and then Rangers manager, or be the Rangers manager and be successful and then go on a different path and then one day manage the Hibees." (Daily Record)

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