Scottish Football RECAP: Rangers announce 9 academy recruits, Celtic ace makes agent move as transfer linked, Premiership clubs to return to training, October start for Championship?

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

Progress appears to be being made in Scottish football as we head towards the 2020/21 season. A big step forward saw the SPFL and Sky Sports reach an agreement over streaming which will allow Premiership fans to watch their team’s closed door games online.

It is hoped the top flight will be up and running at the start of August with Aberdeen chief Dave Cormack hopeful of fans returning to grounds in November or December. Yet, there is still plenty to be ironed out, namely league reconstruction and when the lower leagues can start.

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  • Rangers target signings
  • Aberdeen chief on Hayes return
  • Betfred Cup return date?
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Championship likely to start in October

Premiership clubs can return to training

It was announced earlier today that Premiership clubs have been given the green light to return to training on June 11.

Kristoffer Ajer joins new agency

Rangers make academy signings

Ajer keen on departure as Celtic eye familiar signings

Celtic will only sign players they are familiar with this summer, according to The Athletic.

Domestically, David Turnbull, Scott McKenn and Aaron Hickey may interest the Scottish champions, while they will likely only bring players in from France or Eastern Europe as those two markets they have developed extensively.

Celtic are keen to hold on to their key assets, such as Olivier Ntcham, Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer but, according to The Athletic, the latter may been keen on a move away.

Rangers chief on ambitious plans

Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson has revealed ambitious plans to help generate revenue for the clubs.

He revealed to Rangers TV that the club hope to sell half of Albion Car Park at Ibrox Stadium and use the funds to transform Edmiston House.

It would see a conference centre, concert venue and museum be built in its place.

He said: "What we are doing there is taking what is essentially a non-revenue generating asset, taking the capital from that and putting it into an asset that will generate revenues for the club going forward. The more revenues we can generate, the more profit we can generate, the more we can provide to Steven and strengthen the team and strengthen what we have got on the park."

Aberdeen chief's transfer message

Dave Cormack has said it is a case of “wait and see” with regards to a possible Aberdeen return for Jonny Hayes.

The Irishman has been open to a move back to the Dons.

Aberdeen chairman Cormack told BBC Scotland: "I love Jonny and the fans do too but we’ll just have to wait and see."

Betfred Cup primed for October start?

Taylor opens up on transfer decision

Lyle Taylor has opened up on the decision not to play for Charlton Athletic when the Championship season returns.

The former Falkirk and Partick Thistle striker has been linked with a move to Rangers and is reportedly being tracked by a number of clubs.

He admitted to Sky Sports that, while he wants to help Charlton on the pitch, he is “scared” that he could get an injury which could thwart a huge move at 30 years old.

Rangers chief hints at new signings

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