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Angelo Massone, pictured during his Livingston days. Picture: SNS
Angelo Massone, pictured during his Livingston days. Picture: SNS
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Angelo Massone slips in ‘better’ bid for Hearts, Graeme Souness would work at Rangers for Free, QPR ‘could get Gary Hooper into England squad’.

Massone Hearts bid goes through

Controversial former Livingston owner Angelo Massone has reportedly handed in a last minute bid for Hearts, just hours after fans’ favourite the Foundation of Hearts put in their proof of funding.

FoH were the only group to meet the 5pm deadline, but sources claim that Massone’s 9pm offer would give creditors twice as much cash as the FoH. (Daily Mail)

Graeme Souness could have returned to Rangers

Graeme Souness says he would have worked at Ibrox for free if Brian Kennedy had bought Rangers.

The ex-manager had been touted by Kennedy as having a role in the club, possibly giving assistance to Ally McCoist. (Scotsman)

Hooper set for QPR

Gary Hooper is about to seal a £5m deal to leave Celtic for QPR.

The Hoops star looks set to fly to London for talks with bos Harry Redknapp soon, with the Loftus Road boss telling Hooper that he can get him into the England squad. (Sun)

McPake in Hibs call

James McPake says that tributes to Famous Five legend Lawrie Reilly should inspire Hibs in their Euro clash versus Malmo tonight.

The Easter Road skipper hopes the minute’s applause will be enough to drive the club to victory. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Montpellier wants Saber

French side Montpellier have joined Celtic as one of the clubs looking at Saber Khelifa.

Neil Lennon has reportedly been interested in the striker, and now so are Montpellier, after Khelifa scored a hat-trick against them last season. (Daily Record)

No Sponsor for SPFL

Neil Doncaster is refusing to panic, despite the fact that the relaunched Scottish Professional Football League has no major brand sponsor.

He insists he is in negotiations with a firm but says it is far too early to expect a deal to be agreed. (Various)

Jorge Claros set for MLS?

Major League Soccer side Sporting Kansas City are reportedly circling Hibs star Jorge Claros.

The Honduran player had been on loan but Hibs’ hopes of keeping him on a more permanent basis have been dealt a blow. (Daily Record)