Celtic and Rangers linked with Crawley winger Gwion Edwards; Rodgers could bring in Robson-Kanu and PJ Crossan; Rangers lead chase for Tom Bradshaw and Cammy Bell wanted by Dundee United
Celtic and Rangers want Crawley winger
BOTH Celtic and Rangers have been linked with Crawley Town winger Gwion Edwards, according to reports.
Edwards, who had two loan spells at St Johnstone, has caught the eye with her performances for Crawley and has attracted interest from clubs north and south of the Border.
And Brendan Rodgers is aware of the 23-year-old after he came through the ranks at Swansea City. (HITC)
Hal Robson-Kanu to Celtic?
WALES international Hal Robson-Kanu has emerged as a shock target for Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.
The 27-year-old left Reading this summer and is now a free agent - and he also scored the winner for Wales against Slovakia in Euro 2016 at the weekend.
There are clubs in Germany keeping tabs on Robson-Kanu’s situation but Celtic are reportedly the favourites to land Robson-Kanu, who joined Reading when Rodgers was academy boss at the Madjeski Stadium. (Various)
Hoops eye Pars star as Reilly joins on loan
DUNFERMLINE could see one striker arrive and another leave as Celtic are linked with young forward PJ Crossan.
The Pars brought in Gavin Reilly on a season-long loan from Hearts yesterday, but Crossan - who spent last season with the club’s development league squad - could be going the other way with Celtic tipped to land the young Scot. (Various)
Bradshaw ‘will leave Walsall’ with Gers in pole position
TOM Bradshaw will almost certainly leave Walsall this summer, according to boss Jon Whitney, who expects the highly-rated striker to exit the Bescot Stadium over the coming weeks.
Bradshaw has been linked with a number of clubs, notably Rangers and Celtic in Scotland, and the Ibrox side are in pole position to nab the forward, who narrowly missed out on Wales’ Euro 2016 squad through injury.
Whitney added: “If Tom moves on, I’ll wish him all the best. Once he’s gone, he’s gone. I couldn’t do anything about that. I’ll do what I can to keep him but if he goes I’ll find somebody else.” (Walsall Advertiser)
United eye Bell
DUNDEE United are favourites to sign Rangers goalie Cammy Bell, with the former Kilmarnock ‘keeper set to exit Ibrox this summer.
Bell has been named as a target for Aberdeen, Hibernian and Oldham but the Tannadice club are leading the chase for the 29-year-old shotstopper. (The Courier)
Hibs set to sell 10,000 season tickets
HIBERNIAN are set to smash their target of 10,000 season tickets after supporters rushed to snap them up following the appointment of Neil Lennon.
Easter Road chief executive Leeann Dempster set the target just eight days ago, and club insiders believe sales will continue to build over the coming weeks.
The club had broken the 9,000 barrier yesterday after a steady rise. (Evening News)
Hearts bring in Muirhead
HEARTS have signed former Kilmarnock and Dundee United forward Robbie Muirhead on a one-year deal.
Muirhead, who had a spell with Partick Thistle last season, arrived at the club as fellow striker Gavin Reilly joined Dunfermline on a season-long loan deal. (Various)
Hanlon on verge of new Hibs deal
HIBS defender Paul Hanlon is on the cusp of agreeing a new deal, after being loosely linked with a move away from Easter Road.
The boyhood Hibs fan, who has spent his entire career at Hibs bar a short loan spell at St Johnstone, was a key figure as Hibs lifted the Scottish Cup for the first time since 1902.
His contract ran out this summer but the 26-year-old looks set to renew his contract. Head coach Neil Lennon yesterday urged Hanlon to put pen to paper on a new deal claiming he could improve him as a player.
Hibs also confirmed a pre-season friendly with Birmingham City at Easter Road on Sunday July 24. (Various)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• St Mirren chiefs have installed a swear box at the club’s training ground - after nearby residents complained about foul language. Buddies stars will have to pay £1 each time they turn the air blue
• Sweden and Celtic star Mikael Lustig will have a scan on the groin injury that saw him subbed against Ireland yesterday but there are fears he could miss the rest of the tournament
• Ex-Dundee United forward Jordan Moore claims his cancer battle has left clubs unwilling to sign him
• Raith have been linked with a move for David Templeton - if the former Hearts and Rangers winger can prove his fitness