Rumour Mill: Aberdeen want Stevie May | up to 14 could leave Rangers | scouts watch Kieran Tierney

Aberdeen are ready to make an offer for ex-St Johnstone striker Stevie May, Pedro Caixinha has revealed up to 14 players could leave Rangers this summer, and Manchester United sent three scouts to watch Scotland-England.
Stevie May, right, is wanted by Aberdeen. Picture: John DevlinStevie May, right, is wanted by Aberdeen. Picture: John Devlin
Stevie May, right, is wanted by Aberdeen. Picture: John Devlin

Aberdeen to bid for May

Aberdeen are set to offer £250k to Preston North End for striker Stevie May. The ex-St Johnstone hitman has found life difficult south of the border, struggling for playing time at Sheffield Wednesday before suffering a massive knee injury following his move to Preston. (Scottish Sun)

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Pedro Caixinha has revealed that up to 14 players could leave Rangers this summer as he continues to completely overhaul the Ibrox first-team squad. Joe Garner has already departed the club, signing for Ipswich Town, and several other stars of last season are set to follow. (Daily Record)

Scouts watch Tierney

Three Manchester United scouts watched Scotland’s 2-2 draw with England at Hampden recently, with left-back Kieran Tierney the main focus of attention. Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the 20-year-old and reports yesterday suggested he was considering a £15million move for the Celtic star. (Daily Mirror)

Scottish sides face long trips

Celtic, Rangers and St Johnstone could face gruelling trips to the other side of the continent after Uefa scrapped regionalised qualifiers for European competition. Brendan Rodgers’ champions could travel as far away as Kosovo for their second qualifying round match. The Champions League draw begins at 11pm today with the Europa League draw following after. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic should go into group stage - Xavi

Former Barcelona star Xavi believes a club of Celtic’s size should go straight into the Champions League group stage, instead of making their way through three rounds of qualifiers. The World Cup and Euros winner also thinks Celtic should be aiming for qualification to the knockout rounds once they get there. (Daily Record)

Hearts net fee from Cummings deal

Hearts have been handed a five-figure boost after Hibs striker Jason Cummings completed his move to Nottingham Forest. The 21-year-old was in the Hearts youth system for five years, which qualified Hearts for a £10,000 solidarity fee under Fifa regulations. (Daily Record)

Cathro explains Stockton move

Ian Cathro admits Hearts had to sign English striker Cole Stockton now to avoid being priced out of the market for the 23-year-old. Cathro, the club’s head coach, believes Stockton would become too expensive if Hearts had waited on him developing over the next season or two. Instead, they lured him north from English National League side Tranmere Rovers hoping he will flourish during a two-year contract at Tynecastle. (Evening News)