Scottish Football RECAP: Celtic complete £5.4m, £20k-a-week deal, Rangers linked with Windass move, Aberdeen boss rules out striker rumour

All the latest news, transfer speculation and more from around the SPFL.

Two to go. Just two working days before we can all look forward to a weekend of football with three live games across three days as competition actions returns to Scotland and the 2020/21 Premiership campaign begins in earnest.

This week we have seen preparations ramp up and the transfer window hot up. Celtic are expected to have at least one new player through the door by the time they get their pursuit of 10 in a row underway on Sunday, while it will be interesting to see what Aberdeen do after Sam Cosgrove was ruled out for four months.

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Scottish Football LIVE - latest news, transfer speculation and more (30/07/20)

Key Events

  • Celtic target worth £40-50m
  • Rangers urged to sign rival’s ace
  • No Hearts move for midfielder
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McInnes plays down Fletcher rumour

Steven Fletcher won’t be signing for Aberdeen.

Dons boss Derek McInnes ruled out a deal for the Scotland international who is a free agent after leaving Sheffield Wednesday.

McInnes was straightforward in saying Aberdeen couldn’t afford the striker.

Barkas’ Celtic deal

Celtic could potentially pay £5.43m for Vasilios Barkas.

The Scottish champions announced the goalkeeper’s signing this afternoon.

According to The Athletic, the player’s four-year contract is worth £40k-a-week.

Rangers return for Windass?

Rangers could make a move for former player Josh Windass, according to a report.

The midfielder is set to leave Wigan and has interest from Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough. He spent time on loan at the former this past season.

An Ibrox return would be a shock to many.

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Rangers signing expected

Rangers are expected to announce the signing of teenage starlet Tony Weston from Blackpool.

According to The Athletic’s Rangers correspondent the deal will be concluded “soon”.

Weston has been interesting clubs down south but sees his future at Ibrox. He made his Blackpool debut last season in the FA Cup.

Rangers urged to sign Dykes

Rangers have been urged to sign Lyndon Dykes from Livingston.

Ex-Ibrox star Alan Hutton believes the Australian would be a “great option” in attack.

He told Football Insider: "I mean £2million for what he gives you I think is excellent value for money. This is the thing, do you go and spend £10million on a player who has done well in the past but you’re not too sure or there’s somebody that has been in the league a long time now, has given Rangers and Celtic all sorts of nightmares playing against them.

"I think he’s a great option to have and one even if you did bring in big number nine for big money, he’d be another great option to have alongside as well."

One yes, one maybe, one no for Celtic

Celtic are expected to complete the £5.5m capture of Vasilios Barkas today.

The Greek keeper is in Scotland to seal the deal from AEK Athens.

Neil Lennon will have wot wait for Albian Ajeti who is considering his options, while there is no interest in Atletico Madrid starlet Rodrigo Riquelme according to the Daily Record despite reports in Spain.

Celtic target can be £40-50m striker

Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has told the Scottish Sun Celtic target Ivan Toney could be worth £40-50m.

The Scottish champions have had a £5m bid for the striker rejected by the League One club.

Fry said: “Toney would be a revelation for Celtic, he’d be a star, for definite. He’d score 30 to 40 goals up there, he really would.

“Not only is he brilliant in the box, scoring and creating with his right foot, left foot and head, at six foot four he’s also our best defender. Celtic will get £40-50m for him.”

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