Rumour Mill: Celtic court Kolo Toure | Nacho Novo shock move | Rodgers hopeful on James Forrest

Kolo Toure. Picture: AP
Kolo Toure. Picture: AP
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Celtic consider move for out-of-contract Kolo Toure, Nacho Novo considers move to East Kilbride and James Forrest could remain at Celtic.

Celtic look to sign Kolo Toure

Brendan Rodgers is considering his former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure as a solution to a potential centre-half crisis for Celtic’s Champions League ambitions.

The 35-year-old has been released from Anfield and would bring English top flight and European experience, most recently from his part in Liverpool’s run to the Europa League Final. (Mail)

Nacho Novo in talks with East Kilbride

Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo is in talks over a move to Lowland League side East Kilbride FC.

Initial talks are understood to have already begun between the two parties, with the Spaniard allegedly set to meet boss Martin Lauchlan later this weekend. (Record)

Brendan Rodgers hopes James Forrest stays with Celtic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers hasn’t given up hope on James Forrest undergoing a change of heart and signing a deal to stay at the club beyond the end of this year. But, he says that if the winger decides he still wants to move on when his current contract expires then he won’t be begging him to stay. (Scotland on Sunday)

Matt Gilks targets Rangers No. 1 jersey

Matt Gilks has set his sights on the Rangers number one jersey as he attempts to oust first choice keeper Wes Foderingham.

The 34-year-old completed his move to Ibrox last week as he became the seventh addition of the summer for boss Mark Warburton. (Evening Times)

Celtic consider move for Shane Duffy

Celtic aim to solve their defensive woes by signing Republic of Ireland centre-back Shane Duffy.

The Blackburn Rovers defender is on Brendan Rodgers’ radar as he attempts to solve the team’s problems in the back four.

Jozo Simunovic will miss the Champions League qualifiers and isn’t expected back before August.

Dedryck Boyata, who also missed the end of the season, is also struggling for fitness. (Various)

Aberdeen sign defender

Anthony O’Connor has left Burton Albion to join Aberdeen. The 23-year-old defender-cum-holding midfielder is understood to have been released by Burton, despite having a year to run on his contract at the Pirelli Stadium, before joining the Scottish Premiership outfit. (Various)

Lennon considers move for Scott McDonald

Neil Lennon is considering bringing out-of-contract Scott McDonald to Easter Road, as he looks to prioritise a proven goalscorer in his search for new players.

The 32-year-old Australian is now a free agent, after spending the last 18 months at Motherwell, and would be fantastic addition to Lennon’s squad. (Evening News)

Cammy Bell keen for new start at Dundee United

Dundee United new boy Cammy Bell has revealed that he left Rangers in search of a new challenge.

The Tangerines confirmed the signing of the 29-year-old earlier this week on a two-year deal after he negotiated his departure with Mark Warburton’s Rangers. (Various)

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