Scottish Football transfer update: Rangers to suffer DOUBLE transfer blow to EPL, Celtic target set for move, Ibrox trio sign new deals, £500k International midfielder in Rangers claim

A look back at some of the Scottish football news, transfers and speculation from the day

Kai Kennedy set for Rangers exit. Picture: SNS

Premier League side chase Rangers starlet

Kai Kennedy is set to depart Rangers before the close of the transfer window.

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The highly-rated teenager has less than a year left on his deal and according to the Daily Record there is no chance of him agreeing an extension at Ibrox.

Sheffield United are the latest club to show an interest in the 18-year-old but no offers have been made.

There has been speculation that a host of elite clubs around Europe are keen on the player.

Mebude joins Manchester City

Rangers have also lost another promising starlet from their academy.

Dire Mebude has joined Manchester City after being courted for quite some time by the monied Premier League outfit.

Celtic loan Dundee forward

Celtic have sent striker Jonathan Afolabi on loan to Dundee for the season.

The Irish youth international, signed by the club last summer, had a loan stint at Dunfermline Athletic last campaign.

It is the latest Dundee recruit as they look to put pressure on favourites Hearts at the top of the Championship.

Hearts youngster on the move

Chris Hamilton has completed his move to Dumbarton from Hearts.

The young centre-back joins the League One side on loan until January.

Hamilton impressed at Cowdenbeath last season and will gain more first-team football under Jim Duffy.

Sean Ward has also left Tynecastle on loan, joining Gala Fairydean Rovers.

Midfielder's Rangers transfer claim

Ukrainian international Bogdan Mykhaylichenko has claimed he had strong interest from Rangers this summer.

The 23-year-old midfielder joined Anderlecht in August from Zorya Luhansk in a £500,000 deal.

Riquelme set for England move

Celtic 'target' Rodrigo Riquelme is set to move to Championship side Bournemouth, according to a report.

The Scottish champions have been linked with the Atletico Madrid starlet.

However, England appears his destination with the Cherries his preferred choice for a loan switch ahead of Reading.

Nicholas on Celtic left-back move

Ex-Celtic forward Charlie Nicholas doesn’t reckon his former club will spend a "significant sum" on a new left-back.

The position is one in which Neil Lennon is keen to strengthen following the departure of Boli Bolingoli.

"I genuinely don’t think Celtic will go and spend a significant sum on a left-back," Nicholas wrote in the Daily Express.

"They need to and Lenny knows he needs to but I am so unconvinced with Celtic’s transfer dealings. They don’t seem to have the same financial muscle.”

Neilson on the semi-final

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson has dismissed any notion that the Scottish Cup semi-final with Hibs should be moved.

The Edinburgh rivals will face each other at Hampden Park at the end of October.

Neilson admits it has been one of the key “drivers" of the club's pre-season.

Scotland squad named

Steve Clarke has selected his 26-man squad for the upcoming games.

Scotland face Israel in the eagerly-anticipated Euro 2020 playoff semi-final plus the UEFA Nations League double-header against Slovakia and the Czech Republic next month.

There has been a call-up for Hibs centre-back Ryan Porteous after impressing for the Easter Road side this season.

New deal for Ibrox trio

Rangers have announced Adam Devine, Arron Lyall and Cole McKinnon have signed new contracts with the club until May 2022.