RANGERS are reportedly considering a £1 million bid for Stevie May; Rafa Benitez is still undecided on a Celtic move for Martin Odegaard; Dundee United renew their interest in Scott Allan; more news and gossip in Saturday’s Rumour Mill
Rangers linked to Stevie May
IBROX bosses have reportedly made a bid for Sheffield Wednesday’s Stevie May.
Unconfirmed reports have again linked the club to the former St Johnstone player, who had previously enjoyed flirtations with Rangers with a possible move on loan.
The bid, rumoured to be for around £1 million, has yet been confirmed with Aberdeen also reportedly showing an interest in the Owls’ striker. (Ibroxnoise.co.uk)
Benitez undecided on Odegaard loan
Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez is reportedly still undecided over whether to farm out midfielder Martin Odegaard to Celtic this summer.
Celtic boss Ronny Deila is reportedly keen to sign the 16-year-old and has so far been unsuccessful in securing a move to Parkhead.
Real Madrid saw off competition from a string of high profile European clubs to sign the wonderkid in January this year.
While having trained with the first team and played in the club’s pre-season tour of Australia, Benitez reportedly believes the Bernabeu regime needs to make a decision soon about whether to continue his football education away from Madrid. (Insidefutbol.com)
Dundee United target Scott Allan
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara is set to test the resolve of Hibs’ to keep Scott Allan as he reportedly attempts to make another bid for Scott Allan.
The 23-year-old has publicly made clear his intention to stay at Easter Road, despite interest from Celtic and Rangers.
Although an initial bid of £250,000 was rebuffed, McNamara is hoping to lure the midfielder, voted voted the Championship’s player of the year last season, back to Tannadice. (The Scotsman)
Hibernian linked to United’s Paul Patton
Hibs are reportedly targeting Dundee United’s Paul Patton.
The 28-year-old is facing an uncertain future at Tannadice after disciplinary matters on and off the field.
Hibs boss Alan Stubbs is reportedly keen to snare the Northern Irishman and another midfielder for his squad, despite signing former Burnley star Marvin Bartley.
Stubbs is hoping to fill the gaps left by Liam Craig, Scott Robertson and the on loan Dylan McGeouch who exited Easter Road at the end of last season. (Various)
Mark Warburton building Rangers squad ‘to be feared’
Rangers manager Mark Warburton has defended his six signings, while also ruling out a big name signing this summer.
Warburton said he is building a team of ‘babes’ to bring the fear factor back to Rangers.
He also said he is ‘delighted’ with how his new team is shaping up following the successful bid for Andy Halliday. Warburton is still reportedly on the hunt for Wigan’s James Tavernier. (Daily Record)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• Former Dundee United defender Garry Kenneth has joined Latvian team Skonto Riga on a two-year deal. (Various)
• Former Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton has gone on trial at Queen of the South. (Daily Express)
• Dundee United show interest in John McGinn who has refused a new contract offer at St Mirren. (Daily Record)
• Sunderland have ended their interest in Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk after signing Younes Kaboul from Spurs. (Daily Record)