Rangers tipped to make move £5m defender, striker in Aberdeen talks, new Ibrox signing rejected Premier League clubs - Scottish Football Rumour Mill

It was another eventful weekend in Scottish football with Hibs and St Johnstone booking their place in the Scottish Cup final.
Monday's Scottish football transfer news and headlines. Picture: SNSMonday's Scottish football transfer news and headlines. Picture: SNS
Monday's Scottish football transfer news and headlines. Picture: SNS

There was also plenty of action in the play-offs throughout the leagues with Raith Rovers advancing in the Premiership play-off and Kelty Hearts doing so in the Pyramid play-off. There were also wins for Montrose and Edinburgh City.

In the SWPL 1, Glasgow City landed a massive victory, defeating Rangers 2-0 to increase their lead at the top.

Meanwhile, Monday’s key transfer news and headlines:

Aberdeen striker talks

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Bruce Anderson has revealed he has had “conversations” with new Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass about his future. The striker is out of contract at the end of the season. Anderson has impressed on loan at Hamilton Accies, netting twice, and will play a key role in the remainder of the season trying to keep them in the Premiership.

He said: “There have been conversations with Aberdeen and I’ve been on the phone to Stephen Glass. He understands it’s a big summer for me. I’m going to take my time with it and not rush into any decisions.” (Scottish Sun)

Sakala: Why I chose Rangers

Fashion Sakala rejected options from the Premier League, Ligue 1 and La Liga to sign for Rangers. The Zambian international will move to Ibrox this summer after a hugely productive season with Oostende in Belgium, his goal on Sunday took him to 14 for the campaign. The striker revealed a mixture of prayer and a chat with Steven Gerrard made him opt for Rangers.

Sakala said: "Honestly, this is a time when I feel like God has really answered my prayers. Looking at the profile of Steven Gerrard, the first time he called me he told me that I'm a very good player and I have a lot to achieve.” (QFM)

Lowland League controversy

The East, West and South of Scotland Football Leagues have hit out at the Lowland League regarding plans for Celtic and Rangers Colt teams entering the fifth tier. In a joint statement, they criticised the Lowland League for not seeking their input.

Part of the statement read: "It is our opinion that there is no sporting integrity with this proposal, nor commitment to the pyramid from the SLFL should they permit the Old Firm Colt teams to join what will become the middle tier of the game.” (Various)

Conor McGregor Celtic claim

UFC legend Conor McGregor has claimed he has had talks with Celtic principal shareholder Dermot Desmond about acquiring shares in the club, while admitting that buying into a team would be of interest to him.

He tweeted: "A conversation came up regarding Celtic first to be honest. To acquire shares from Dermot Desmond. I am certainly interested in acquiring a sports team at some stage! Both Celtic and Man United are teams I like for sure. But I am open. I feel I could do big things for a club." (Twitter)

Rangers tipped to make £5m defender move

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Rangers have been tipped to make a move for Middlesbrough's in-demand defender Djed Spence. The 20-year-old has been linked with Wolves, Everton and the Scottish champions. The versatile Spence is contracted to the Championship club until 2023 and is understood to cost £5million.

Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson said: “He’s a great age and has a lot of experience already for someone so young. I think he’d be a great signing for Rangers." (Football Insider)