Rumour Mill: Rangers close in on Philippe Senderos | Hibs move for Brian Graham

Rangers move closer to two new signings | Praise for Rodgers from Celtic legend | Saints sign Foster

Ex-Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos has been training with Rangers. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS
Ex-Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos has been training with Rangers. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Senderos on verge of Rangers deal

Philippe Senderos is expected to arrive in Glasgow in the coming days to sign a two-year contract with Rangers.

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The Swiss defender is viewed by Mark Warburton as a ready-made replacement for Joleon Lescott whose move dramatically collapsed yesterday.

Lescott blamed family reasons for his decision not to head north but Aston Villa boss Roberto di Matteo claimed an agreement could not be reached. (Scottish Sun)

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Hibs make move for Graham

Neil Lennon is in talks to bring Ross County striker Brian Graham to Easter Road.

The 28-year-old forward moved to Dingwall from St Johnstone last season and would bring a physical presence to the Hibs front line. Lennon is hoping a deal can be secured by next week. (Scotsman)

Garner given tour of Rangers training ground ahead of deal

Rangers are moving closer to signing Joe Garner from Preston North End.

The striker was given a guided tour of the club’s Auchenhowie training complex yesterday.

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Mark Warburton is a big fan of Warner and the Rangers boss now looks certain to sign the Deepdale forward over the weekend. (Daily Record)

Saints boss Wright praised by Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has backed St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright to make his mark in England - if he ever decides to move on.

Celtic will arrive in Perth today to take on the McDiarmid Park side, and Rodgers is expecting a tough match. The Northern Irishman added he was surprised there wasn’t ‘a queue of clubs’ looking to tempt Wright south. (Daily Record)

Foster makes move to St Johnstone

St Johnstone have signed Richard Foster from Ross County to answer a defensive crisis.

The former Aberdeen and Rangers man is a contender to go straight into an injury-hit Perth backline to face Celtic. (The Courier)

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John Hartson: Deila would have froze against Hapoel

Celtic would have struggled to recover from losing two swift second half goals against Hapoel Be’er Sheva if Ronny Deila had been in charge, believes John Hartson. The former Parkhead striker was impressed with the way Brendan Rodgers took charge of the game at a crucial stage by making three decisive substitutions. Celtic eventually won the Champions League qualifier 5-2. (Scottish Sun)

Hearts can take inspiration from Team GB success, claims Cowie

Don Cowie believes Hearts can be inspired by Team GB’s Olympic success.

The Jambos midfielder has been impressed by the cycling team’s attention to detail and thorough preparation.

Cowie feels the club’s state-of-the-art training facilities at Heriot-Watt University can give them the edge over their rivals this season. (Scottish Sun)