Mohamed Elyounoussi on Celtic’s radar; Hoops leading chase for Rasmus Falk as Erik Sviatchenko agrees Hoops deal and Nathan Oduwa returns to Spurs.
Elyounoussi on Celtic’s radar
MOLDE striker Mohamed Elyounoussi - who scored twice against the Hoops in the Europa League - is reportedly a target for Celtic.
The 21-year-old forward, capped five times by Norway, could cost the Hoops around £2 million, and the fact his agent also represents Stefan Johansen and Ronny Deila could prove instrumental in Celtic’s pursuit.
Tore Pedersen refused to be drawn on whether the striker, who can also play on either wing, was a target for Celtic. (Scottish Sun)
Celtic in front in Falk race
CELTIC are reportedly the frontrunners in the race to land Odense forward Rasmus Falk.
French side Lille have been linked with the 24-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, but Celtic are reportedly favourites to land the Danish international - and could get their man for around £150,000. (Various)
Sviatchenko seals Hoops switch
CELTIC have completed the signing of Danish international Erik Sviatchenko on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
Central defender Sviatchenko, 24, is believed to have joined for around £1.5 million from Midtjylland. (The Scotsman)
Oduwa ends Gers loan
NATHAN Oduwa has been recalled by Spurs, cutting short his Rangers loan deal.
The Spurs midfielder made 19 appearances for the Ibrox side, the last coming against Falkirk on December 19. (The Scotsman)
Stokes to be unveiled by Hibs
ANTHONY Stokes is set to be unveiled as a Hibernian player today, after the paperwork was completed over the weekend.
The Celtic striker, who returns to the Easter Road side on loan, watched Hibs grind out a 1-1 draw with Falkirk yesterday.
He was joined in the stands by Kevin Thomson, wearing a Hibs tracksuit, amid rumours the midfielder is to return to Hibs for a third spell in a player/coach capacity. (Various)
Warburton reveals Gers close to signing two
MARK Warburton has revealed Rangers are close to signing two new players - but wouldn’t be drawn on whether one was St Johnstone forward Michael O’Halloran.
Warburton said: “We are never going to talk about others teams’ players”, on the day the ex-Celtic youngster was left out of the St Johnstone squad to face Hamilton.
But Warburton believes Rangers will get their men over the next couple of days. (The Scotsman)
Houston warns McGinn over ‘going down easily’
FALKIRK boss Peter Houston incurred the wrath of Hibs fans by accusing John McGinn of going down too easily.
The midfielder was felled in the box during the second half of the 1-1 draw between the two sides in what looked to be an obvious penalty, but referee John Beaton was unmoved.
After the match, Houston said: “John’s got to be careful he doesn’t become a player in the headlines for going down easily and I think that’s what he did.” (BBC Sport)
Law wants Ibrox stay
NICKY Law has admitted he’d love to stay at Rangers beyond this season.
The ex-Motherwell player has been linked with a move away from Ibrox, with his current deal expiring in the summer, but he told rangers.co.uk: “I’d love to stay. I’ve expressed that to the manager. Fortunately I’m in the team at the moment and it’s giving me the chance to impress him.” (Various)
Celtic fans ‘want Rangers in top flight’ insists Vuckic
FORMER Rangers loan star Haris Vuckic has said that Celtic fans want Rangers back in the Scottish Premiership.
The ex-Newcastle youngster, now at Wigan in League One - ‘better than the Scottish Championship’, says Vuckic - hasn’t ruled out a return to Ibrox in the future but said he could have returned sooner if the Gers had got promoted last season. (Daily Record)