Rumour Mill: Celtic deny £4.8m Duverne move | United consider Tierney offer | Everton to break record for Dembele

Celtic have denied making an approach for Lens defender Jean-Kevin Duverne, Manchester United are considering a £15million offer for Kieran Tierney, and Everton are set to break their transfer record to sign Moussa Dembele.
Lens defender Jean-Kevin Duverne, right, is said to be a target of Celtic. Picture: AFP/GettyLens defender Jean-Kevin Duverne, right, is said to be a target of Celtic. Picture: AFP/Getty
Lens defender Jean-Kevin Duverne, right, is said to be a target of Celtic. Picture: AFP/Getty

Celtic deny Duverne bid

Celtic have denied offering £4.8million to Lens for defender Jean-Kevin Duverne. Reports yesterday stated the Scottish champions had made the bid for the highly-rated 19-year-old, who has been on Celtic’s radar since January. However, the club have since denied making an official move for the player. (Scottish Sun)

United eye Tierney

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Manchester United are poised to offer £15million to sign Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney. Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the 20-year-old, who has won consecutive PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year awards. (Daily Star)

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Everton for Dembele

Everton are ready to break their £30million transfer record in order to bring Celtic striker Moussa Dembele to Goodison. The 20-year-old Frenchman will replace the outgoing Romelu Lukaku after the latter completes a £80m move to either Manchester United or Chelsea. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers odds-on to sign Naismith

The bookmakers have made Rangers odds-on favourites to re-sign former striker Steven Naismith. The Scottish international was signed by Norwich City 18 months ago for a £9million fee but is thought to be allowed to leave Carrow Road this summer for the right price. (This Is Futbol)

Alves will be inspirational leader

Cagliari boss Massimo Rastelli believes Rangers summer signing Bruno Alves will prove to be an inspirational leader at Ibrox. Rastelli states that Cagliari wished for Alves to remain with the club for the rest of his career, but the Portuguese international was tempted away by the lucrative offer from Ibrox. (Sunday Post)

Scougall to Saints

St Johnstone have signed Stefan Scougall from Sheffield United on a two-year deal. The 24-year-old former Livingston player from Edinburgh will now be part of the Saints squad which competes in the Europa League qualifiers before the 2017-18 Ladbrokes Premiership season gets under way. (The Scotsman)

Cummings leaves Hibs

Jason Cummings has completed his move to Nottingham Forest. The English Championship side agreed to fork out more than £1m, convincing Hibernian to part with the striker who scored 71 goals in 150 appearances for the Leith club. The 21-year-old has signed a three-year deal at the City Ground bringing to an end speculation about his future. (The Scotsman)

County sign Kelly

Ross County have snapped up former St Mirren defender Sean Kelly as last season’s first-choice left-back Kenny van der Weg has left the club. Kelly returns to Scottish football having played in England’s League One for AFC Wimbledon last season. The 23-year-old can play at both centre-back and left-back. (Ross-shire Journal)