Rangers beat Liverpool and Manchester United to signing target as new club join race for Celtic star

Thursday’s Scottish football news and gossip
Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is attracting interest. Picture: SNSCeltic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is attracting interest. Picture: SNS
Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is attracting interest. Picture: SNS

Rangers beats big two to talent

Rangers have won the race to sign Ross County youngster James Graham. The 16-year-old will sign a three-year deal when the transfer window opens, after Rangers fought off interest from Manchester United and Liverpool. (Daily Record)

Rangers tried to sign Vardy

Ally McCoist has revealed that he tried to sign Jamie Vardy before his £1million move to Leicester City in 2012. The ex-Rangers boss says he couldn’t come up with the funds to purchase the striker. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers reignite interest

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Rangers will reignite interest in Kemar Roofe if Alfredo Morelos is sold this summer. The Ibrox side missed out on the former Leeds striker last summer when he moved to Anderlecht for £7million. (Scottish Sun)

Derby join battle for Gordon

Derby County have joined the fight to land Craig Gordon as the Celtic goalkeeper continues to mull over a contract offer from Hearts. (Scottish Sun)

First Old Firm game before October

The first Old Firm derby of next season will take place before the end of October and be held at Celtic Park. The Ladbrokes Premiership champions have drawn up plans to have 30,000 inside the stadium by the end of August. (Scottish Sun)

Dempster rubbishes Hearts link

Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster has poured cold water over a report claiming she was a contender for the vacant sporting director's position at city rivals Hearts. (The Scotsman)

Hibs ‘not binning academy’

Hibernian are “absolutely not binning” their academy, according to Leeann Dempster but they are moving to bolster their 
first-team squad, even if that comes at a short-term cost for the current players and staff. (The Scotsman)

SPFL ask for powers

The SPFL board has asked clubs to hand it power to make decisions on any future Covid-19 related disruption. The move is to avoid “the division and rancour” that has scarred Scottish football since the decision to suspend the game in March. (The Scotsman)

Clubs offer legal funds to promoted sides

Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers have been offered help with legal funds by two other SPFL clubs in a bid to fight the attempt by Hearts and Partick Thistle to deny them promotion. (Daily Record)



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