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The strange meetings with Vladimir Romanov have been revealed. Picture: SNS
The strange meetings with Vladimir Romanov have been revealed. Picture: SNS
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Deadline for Hearts suitors, Romanov meetings were “mental”, Steve Smith back at Rangers, Hibs circling new targets, and more.

Hearts deadline

Hearts administrators have set a 12 July deadline for formal offers for the club.
A sales memorandum, which includes figures showing that Hearts could make a profit of £400,000 by 2014 based on the cost savings already made, has been issued to all parties who have expressed an interest. (Scotsman)
• Jamie MacDonald has revealed the
oddness of the Vladimir Romanov ownership, saying: “Some of the meetings were a bit mental to say the least, with threats and what not”. (Scotsman)

Smith back at Gers

Steven Smith is celebrating his return to Rangers, after a stint in the US.

The full-back had been playing with the Portland Timbers but has signed with the Ibrox club as they prepare to face the Second Division. (Various)

Hibs eye targets

Hibs boss Pat Fenlon reckons he can make two new signings this weekend

The Easter Road manager says he is in talks with strike targets after losing stars like Leigh Griffiths. (Daily Record)

US entry for Dundee

Dundee’s US investment was last night finally given the go-ahead.

American John Nelms will join the board after a £650,000 investment, meaning manager John Brown may be given more cash for players. (Sun)

Killie chief hits out

Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston has hit out at the fans who have protested against his decisions, as he expects to be met by disgruntled supporters on his way to today’s first SPFL meeting.
However, he says he will continue to do business as he sees fit at the club. (Scotsman)

Pars request snubbed
Dunfermline administrators say that a request to the mystery suitors to reveal their identity has been snubbed.
Worried fans have been keen to find out who they are up against to take control of the club. Some fear that Gavin Masterton could be involved, after he oversaw the period in which the club ran up a debt. (Various)

SPFL warning
Annan chairman Henry McClelland has made a last ditch bid to torpedo the new SPFL, sending letters to the SFL board asking them to consult their lawyers before today’s vote.
The outspoken chief wants to clear up all the details if the SFL is to come to an end. (Various)