Rumour Mill: Caixinha set for Ibrox | Wilson rejects Rangers | Pawlett to MK Dons

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Pedro Caixinha is set to become the new boss at Rangers, though a compensation fee with his current club is still to be agreed upon; Ross Wilson has turned down the chance to become the club’s new director of football, and Aberdeen speedster Peter Pawlett is set to sign for MK Dons.

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Pedro Caixinha is the current favourite to take over at Rangers. Picture: Getty

Pedro Caixinha is the current favourite to take over at Rangers. Picture: Getty

Caixinha set for Ibrox

Pedro Caixinha will become the next manager of Rangers once the Portuguese coach gets the blessing of Al-Gharafa owner Sheikh Jassim Bin Thamer Al Thani to leave the Qatari side. Rangers are hopeful they will be able to conclude the deal prior to this Sunday’s match against Celtic at Parkhead, though Graeme Murty will remain in charge of the Light Blues for the fixture regardless. (Sky Sports)

- There remains a problem concerning the compensation package due to Al-Gharafa as talks have stalled on how much Rangers are willing to pay to get their man. (Daily Record)

- Caixinha’s former assistant manager Arlindo Morais believes the incoming Rangers boss will not be worried by the prospect of squaring off against Celtic, insisting Caixinha is the bravest man he knows. (Daily Record)

Ross Wilson rejects Rangers

Ross Wilson has turned down the chance to become the next director of football at Rangers, choosing instead to stay in his role of director of recruitment at Southampton. It is understood the 34-year-old was convinced into staying at St Mary’s by Saints’ executive director Les Reed. (Daily Mail)

Pawlett to sign for MK Dons

Peter Pawlett is set to leave Aberdeen this summer as the 26-year-old nears a pre-contract deal to join former Hearts boss Robbie Neilson at MK Dons. The midfielder had been in contract talks to extend his stay at Pittodrie. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers join Berra chase

Hearts face competition from Rangers in their pursuit of Scotland centre-back Christophe Berra. Both clubs want to bring the 32-year-old north this summer if he secures his exit from Ipswich Town. The English Championship side have an option to extend Berra’s contract for another season beyond this campaign but the player is keen to return to Scotland. (Evening News)

Julen out for six months

Dundee defender Julen Etxabeguren will miss the next six months of action after the Spaniard injured his Achilles tendon in the recent 1-0 defeat against Partick Thistle. (Evening Telegraph)

Ritchie blasts Cathro “nonsense”

Scottish international Matt Ritchie has backed Hearts boss Ian Cathro for a bright future in football management, despite a shaky start to his time at Tynecastle. The 30-year-old has won only four of his 15 matches thus far, but Ritchie praised his “football knowledge” and dismissed suggestions that he spends his time in a darkened room looking at video analysis, insisting Cathro is very much at home on the training pitch. (Scottish Sun)

Tierney hails Gemmell

Celtic star Kieran Tierney laments the fact he never got the chance to meet club legend Tommy Gemmell, but the youngster knows all about the man who scored in two European Cup finals. Tierney, a boyhood Celtic fan, believes Gemmell will always be recognised as the club’s greatest left back. (The Herald)

Saints sweat over injuries

St Johnstone could be without key first-team members Steven Anderson, Chris Millar and Murray Davidson for this weekend’s clash with Dundee. The trio are struggling to prove their fitness in time, and may join Ally Gilchrist and Chris Kane on the sidelines. (Evening Telegraph)