Gerrard 'convinced' can win title, Celtic could pinch signing from Man City, Hibs make decision over trialists, Rangers signing 'just like Van Dijk' - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Wednesday's Scottish football transfer news and gossip.

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Celtic are in pole position to sign Ecuadorian youngster Jose Cifuentes ahead of Manchester City. The English champions are said to be keen on the Amrica de Quito midfielder, but would struggle to obtain a work permit. (Daily Star)

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Hibernian will not be offering deals to either Bristol City midfielder Jonny Smith or Chinese Taipei international Will Donkin. (The Scotsman)
Steven Gerrard is convinced Rangers can win the Ladbrokes Premiership title this season, according to former Ibrox star Andy Gray.
Neil Lennon insists Celtic will stand firm on their 25 million valuation of Kieran Tierney after turning down two offers from Arsenal for the left-back. (The Scotsman)
Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he has wiped the slate clean with Olivier Ntcham after confronting the French midfielder over claims he is keen to leave the Scottish champions this summer. (The Scotsman)
Rangers have been linked with Liverpool midfielder Herbie Kane, with the Ibrox side reportedly weighing up a loan move for the 20-year-old. (Football Insider)
Rangers have found themselves a player just like ex-Celtic star Virgil van Dijk in the form of new signing Filip Helander, according to ex-Ibrox star Robert Prytz. (Scottish Sun)
Rangers have an advantage over Leeds United in their pursuit of Ryan Kent because the player has already spent time at Ibrox, according to former England striker Darren Bent.
Coventry City have joined the hunt for Rangers youngster Glenn Middleton after his loan move to Doncaster Rovers stalled because of a change of manager. (Scottish Sun)
Ryan Hardie is set to leave Rangers on a permanent transfer to join Blackpool with the deal expected to be completed later today. (Blackpool Gazette)