Leeds to fight Celtic for key signing target, Liverpool boss blocks Ryan Kent move, defender dropped amid Celtic interest, Love Island host pokes fun at Rangers - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Friday's Scottish football news and gossip.


Stories on Celtic, Rangers, Hibs, Aberdeen, Hamilton and Livingston.

There are conflicting reports of how much Rangers will pay to sign Swedish defender Filip Helander from Bologna. Sources within the Ibrox club claim it is only 4m, not the 5-plus fee that was reported yesterday. (Daily Record)

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Hibs appear to be in a straight battle with Aberdeen for the signature of Funso Ojo after the two clubs had six-figure bids accepted by Scunthorpe United. (Evening News)
Celtic face competition from Leeds United to sign Brentford midfielder Romaine Sawyers. (Daily Record)
Hamilton Accies have completed the signing of Everton teenager Korede Adedoyin on a season-long loan deal. (Various)
Rangers target Ryan Kent yesterday started for Liverpool in their 6-0 friendly victory over Tranmere Rovers. (Various)
Rangers are headed for a rematch with former Europa League foes Progres Niederkorn after the Luxembourg club won 2-0 away to Cork City in their Europa League first round clash. (Daily Record)
Rumoured Celtic target Hatem Abd Elhamed was dropped from Hapoel Be'er Sheva's Europa League qualifier last night despite being 100 per cent fit. (Daily Record)
Livingston striker Dolly Menga is heading for a loan spell in Angola despite signing a new contract with the Scottish Premiership side. (Scottish Sun)
Love Island narrator Iain Stirling last night poked fun at Rangers by joking the Ibrox club had offered contestant Anton Danyluk a two-year deal after the Scotsman swiped and missed a football. (Scottish Sun)