Rumour Mill: Celtic ‘close to Berggreen deal’| Tavernier rules out Leeds move | Murray quits St Mirren

Celtic plotting January swoop for striker Emil Berggreen; James Tavernier rules out Leeds switch and Ian Murray quits as St Mirren boss after Dumbarton defeat

Stipe Vucur challenges Emil Berggreen during a Bundesliga clash between Kaiserslautern and Braunschweig. Picture: Getty Images
Stipe Vucur challenges Emil Berggreen during a Bundesliga clash between Kaiserslautern and Braunschweig. Picture: Getty Images

Hoops back in for Berggreen

CELTIC could make a renewed bid for Eintracht Braunschweig striker Emil Berggreen during the January transfer window, after failing with a summer offer.

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The Hoops had a £2.25m bid for the 22-year-old Danish striker turned down at the start of the season but Ronny Deila could move again to bolster his squad.

Breggreen has scored ten goals in 24 matches for Braunschweig and is also a target for Bundesliga sides Hamburg and Werder Bremen. (Various)

Tavernier rules out Leeds move

RANGERS defender James Tavernier has ruled out a move to Leeds United, insisting he is happy at Ibrox.

The marauding full-back said: “My full commitment is to Rangers. I am enjoying my football, my family has moved up and we are all enjoying the Glasgow experience.

“I can’t wait to move up and push on with this club.” (Daily Record)

Warburton rules out Stewart bid

MARK Warburton has effectively ruled out a bid for Dundee striker Greg Stewart but admitted: “He is a very talented boy.”

The Gers had been linked with the former Ibrox youth player, but Warburton said the link was ‘news to him’, despite saying that Rangers will look to sign players if it helps them in their bid to win promotion. (Various)

Murray quits St Mirren after Sons loss

IAN Murray has resigned as St Mirren boss after the Buddies fell to defeat on Saturday.

The former Hibernian captain quit in the aftermath of the 1-0 defeat at Dumbarton.

Assistant Alex Miller has been named caretaker manager. The result leaves Saints third from bottom of the Championship with just two wins from 16 matches this season. (The Scotsman)

Police probe after young Hearts fan ‘injured by pyrotechnic’

POLICE have launched an investigation after a young Hearts fan needed medical treatment after being hit by a pyrotechnic at the match with Aberdeen.

The pyrotechnic is thought to have been set off by Hearts fans during the Scottish Premiership clash, which the Dons won 1-0.

An Aberdeen official confirmed there had been a ‘loud bang’ in the Hearts supporters’ section. (Daily Record)

Rangers fans ‘open own shop’ amid Sports Direct boycott

RANGERS fans yesterday opened their own shop as a boycott of Sports Direct merchandise continues.

The Rangers Supporters Trust is selling independent, Rangers-branded items from the school opposite Ibrox, after the group claimed just 50p from every £10 spent on Sports Direct-sold merchandise goes to the club. (Evening Times)