SPFL to hold crisis talks as Rangers and Hearts rage, Rangers goalkeeper close to permanent deal, Celtic striker eyes place in history - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

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SPFL crisis talks

The SPFL will hold urgent talks in the next 24 hours in an attempt to come up with fresh proposals for how to deal with the looming financial crisis for clubs as a result of the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Daily Record)

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SPFL send letter to 42 clubs

Hampden Park. Picture: SNS

SPFL chairman Murdoch MacLennan has sent a letter to the 42 clubs to address the controversy which has enveloped Scottish football in recent days. Dundee had sent their vote in but it arrived after 5pm. By the time it was received the club had asked that it not be counted, according to MacLennan in his letter. (The Scotsman)

Budge slams SPFL

Hearts chairman Ann Budge has said it is “quite incomprehensible” that a single word prevented the club’s resolution backing Rangers as she railed against what has been a “major embarrassment” for Scottish football. (The Scotsman)

Chairman dismisses independent investigation

Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor doesn’t believe there should be an independent investigation into the SPFL’s handling of the resolution it put to its member clubs. (The Scotsman)

Alnwick free to go

Jak Alnwick is expected to join Blackpool on a permanent deal in the summer when his contract at Rangers expires. The goalkeeper, who is on loan at the English club, has been told he has no future at Ibrox. (Blackpool Gazette)

Griffiths eyeing place in top 50

Leigh Griffiths is looking forward to get back playing football so he can claim a place in the top 20 list of Celtic’s all-time goalscorers. (Scottish Sun)

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