Rangers star triggers contract extension, experienced European boss eyes Celtic job, ex-Parkhead star 'almost made return', Hearts fans cancel pledges - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Tuesday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Rangers defender Leon Balogun has triggered a contract extension. Picture: SNS

Rangers star earns new contract

Leon Balogun has earned himself a new contract at Rangers after triggering a clause in the deal that saw him sign for the Ibrox side last summer. The Nigerian international needed to make 23 starts for the extension, a mark he met in the recent Europa League defeat to Slavia Prague. (Scottish Sun)

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Favre interested in Celtic job

Lucien Favre has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next manager of Celtic. The former Borussia Monchengladbach and Nice boss is currently out of work after being sacked by Borussia Dortmund in December. (Daily Mail)

Hooper ‘was close to Celtic return’

Former Celtic striker Gary Hooper was close on more than one occasion to making a return to Parkhead, according to his agent. The player left the club in 2013 to sign for Norwich City. (Daily Record)

Clarke gives Faroes warning

Steve Clarke believes Scotland need to be wary of old foes the Faroe Islands after the latest round of World Cup qualifying proved the case that no team can turn up expecting victory. (The Scotsman)

Hearts sign Logan

Hearts have confirmed Shay Logan’s loan deal from Aberdeen and the defender has pledged to shore up the team’s backline and see them over the line in the quest for Premiership promotion. (Evening News)

Berra to leave Hearts

Christophe Berra’s second spell at Hearts will end when his current contract expires in the summer, the club has announced. (The Scotsman)

Hundreds quit FoH

Hundreds of Hearts supporters have either cancelled or decreased their pledges to the Foundation of Hearts as they are unhappy with how the club is being run and the football they are witnessing on the park, director Gary Halliday has revealed. (Scottish Sun)

Queens eye second upset

Queen of the South goal hero Connor Shields believes the Doonhamers can pull off an Edinburgh double when they face Hibs in the Scottish Cup. (Evening News)

New deal for MacKenzie

Young Aberdeen defender Jack MacKenzie has signed a new contract with the Pittodrie side. He made his debut in the recent 1-0 defeat to Dundee United.

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