Rangers eye move for 20-goal international striker, Old Firm make offer for £650k winger, club 'open to bids' for Celtic target - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Today was meant to be a packed with second round Scottish Cup fixtures. However, the weather has put paid to many matches already.

Saturday's Scottish football news. Picture: SNS
Saturday's Scottish football news. Picture: SNS

There is, however, still six Scottish Premiership games set to take place across the next three days with three this afternoon, two on Sunday and the final on Monday.

In the background will be transfer activity. Here is the latest from Scottish football:

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Ibrox duo contract update

Steven Gerrard has revealed the club plan to sit down with Allan McGregor and discuss a new contract. There is a desire from the Ibrox boss to extend the veteran’s deal. In addition, Gerrard is also keen to keep Leon Balogun at the club next season. The centre-back’s current deal expires at the end of the season. (Scottish Sun)

Old Firm offer for winger

Celtic and Rangers have both made Alfie Doughty pre-contract offers. The Charlton Athletic winger is in the final six months of his deal with the Addicks. (Glasgow Times) They face competition from England with bids of around £650k made by three Championship clubs, including Stoke City, to land him this month. (Sky Sports)

Forster’s Celtic reveal

Fraser Forster wasn’t thinking about a return to Celtic in the summer having spent last season on loan at the club. The goalkeeper revealed all he “wanted to do” was return to Southampton and compete for his place at the club. He said: "Obviously it’s a club I love a lot. I’ve always been keen to come back and try and play here.” (Daily Echo)

Club ‘open to bids’ for Celtic target’

Exeter City boss Matt Taylor has admitted the club are “always open to bids” with Celtic linked with a move for winger Joel Randall. The 21-year-old has been in electric form for the League Two outfit with eight goals in 24 appearances. Celtic have not approached the club as of yet. (Scottish Sun)

GMS is Gorgie

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Hearts have completed the signing of Gary Mackay-Steven. The Tynecastle club announced the winger has signed a two-and-a-half year deal. The 30-year-old left New York City FC at the end of the MLS season. Aberdeen were linked with their former player but were not in a place to offer a deal. (Evening News)

Macey is a Hibee

Hibs confirmed the signing of Matt Macey – 6ft7ins Matt Macey – from Arsenal. The goalkeeper arrives on a deal until the end of the season and will compete for the No.1 spot with Ofir Marciano and Kevin Dabrowski. (Evening News)

Celtic ‘must’ give Brown new deal

Chris Sutton believes his former club Celtic “must” offer captain Scott Brown a new deal “regardless of whether Celtic win or lose the race for ten in a row”. The pundit reckons the midfielder should stay to provide continuity as part of a summer overhaul even if he is not going to play many games. (Daily Record)

Striker on Rangers' radar

Fashion Sakala is a target for Rangers and could be offered a pre-contract deal. The Zambian international has been with Belgian side KV Oostende since joining from Spartak Moscow in 2018. Currently a team mate of Jack Hendry, on loan from Celtic, Sakala has netted 20 goals in 83 appearances for the club. There is also interest from the English Premier League and Anderlecht. (Daily Record)