Rumour Mill: Hibs' final offer to Anthony Stokes | Steven Caulker likely to join Celtic | Linfield use Rangers facilities

Hibs have given Anthony Stokes a take-it-or-leave-it offer, Steven Caulker is likely to join Celtic on a free transfer, and Rangers have given Linfield access to their training facilities.

Hibs are looking to bring Anthony Stokes back to the club. Picture: Neil Hanna
Hibs are looking to bring Anthony Stokes back to the club. Picture: Neil Hanna

Hibs make final offer to Stokes

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Hibs have given former striker Anthony Stokes a take-it-or-leave-it offer as they try to tempt the striker back to Easter Road. Stokes was released from his contract at Blackburn Rovers yesterday and has been in talks with Hibs chiefs. The player is looking for an increased offer but last season’s Ladbrokes Championship title-winners insist the latest offer is as far as they’re willing to go. (Scottish Sun)

Hibs are looking to bring Anthony Stokes back to the club. Picture: Neil Hanna

Caulker likely to join Celtic

Steven Caulker will likely join Celtic on a free transfer from QPR. The West London club are happy to upload the defender on a free transfer, though they may insist on a sell-on clause. Brendan Rodgers is in the market for a centre-back and could be tempted to bring the 25-year-old, who is battling problems with alcohol and gambling addiction, to Celtic Park. (West London Sport)

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Whittaker ‘no regrets’ over Rangers exit

Hibs are looking to bring Anthony Stokes back to the club. Picture: Neil Hanna

Steven Whittaker insist he has ‘no regrets’ over how he left Rangers in 2012 and is looking forward to facing his old club again after joining Hibs. Whittaker exited Ibrox following the liquidation of oldco Rangers and fully expects to be booed by the home crowd when Hibs visit on the second weekend of the season. (Scottish Sun)

Uefa are a laughing stock - McAvennie

Frank McAvennie claims Uefa are a laughing stock for the way in which they’ve treated Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths in the aftermath of last Friday’s clash with Linfield. Griffiths has been cited by Uefa for provoking the home fans after a glass bottle was thrown at the Scottish international. (Scottish Sun)

Linfield to use Rangers facilities

Rangers are allowing Linfield access to their facilities ahead of the Belfast side’s meeting with Celtic in Champions League qualification tomorrow night. David Healy’s side trained at Auchenhowie yesterday and will do again prior to the match. (Daily Record)

Armband ditch will help Wallace

Lee Wallace will rediscover his best form for Rangers if he ditches the captain’s armband, according to the player’s former manager Jim Jefferies. There have been calls for Bruno Alves to be handed the responsibility and the ex-Hearts boss believes this would allow Wallace to concentrate on his own game. (Daily Record)

Djoum and Johnsen back in training

Arnaud Djoum and Bjorn Johnsen are back training with Hearts but will not feature in tonight’s Betfred League Cup tie against Elgin City. Both will remain in Edinburgh to do physical conditioning work, with Johnsen training with the club’s under-20 squad this week. (The Scotsman)

Airdrie deny Ferguson link

Airdrie have denied stories they are going to announce Barry Ferguson as the club’s new manager. Ferguson has been out of football since leaving Clyde earlier this year and was said to be favourite to succeed Mark Wilson at the League One club. (Scottish Sun)