Wolves are set to make a one million pound offer for Jason Cummings; Celtic and Rangers battle for EPL striker Danny Graham; Businessman Hugh Duncan hints he’s ready to step in to save Dundee United and more in Friday’s Rumour Mill
Wolves to move for Jason Cummings
Hibs are set to receive a £1m offer from Wolves for Jason Cummings, according to the Daily Record.
The youngster is said to be attracting interest from several clubs south of the border. (Daily Record)
Erik Sviatchenko believes Ronny Deila is ideal candidate to become head coach of Brondby
Deila, who will step down at the Scottish champions at the end of the season, has been linked with the Danish club this week.
Both Deila and former Celtic midfielder Morten Wieghorst are in the frame for the job according to a variety of media sources in Scandinavia.
Sviatchenko believes his current boss would be the perfect fit for the role, he said: “I could see Ronny being a success at Brondby.
“It’s a big club. Not compared to Celtic, but it is the biggest in Denmark, fan-wise as well.
“If that was reality, I think Brondby and Ronny would be a good match. I think there will be a lot of interest in him when he leaves Celtic.” (Scotsman)
‘Celtic are the right fit for Roy Keane’, says Kevin Kilbane
Keane’s former Ireland team mate Kevin Kilbane believes the former Man United and Celtic star should go for the managerial job once Ronny Deila leaves in the summer.
“It’s a difficult job to turn down in the first place, I’d feel. It would definitely be a good step for him. He’d be managing in the Champions League.” (Herald)
Celtic and Rangers set to go head to head in a bid to sign striker Danny Graham
Rangers and Celtic could be set to do battle once again this summer, this time in the transfer market, with both sides reported to be interested in Sunderland’s Danny Graham. Graham, who has spent the last few months on loan at Championship side Blackburn Rovers, scoring six league goals in 17 starts for the Ewood Park side.
The striker was prolific for Swansea in their debut campaign in the Premier League but has struggled make an impact at Sunderland and is being tipped to leave the Stadium of Light this summer. (The Sun)
Businessman Hugh Duncan hints he’s ready to step in to save Dundee United
Former businessman Hugh Duncan, who has already provided the club with a soft loan of £1.6 million, could be ready to step into help the club once again.
A source close to Duncan, told the Daily record: “Hugh is a blue blood Arab and the money owed to him is the only debt the club are carrying.
“When he provided his original loan he was even reluctant to be assigned security over Tannadice, which had been held by the banks for 20 years previously.
“Hugh has already intimated he is ready to provide further funding, on a soft loan basis, if it’s needed to see United through the next few, challenging months.” (Daily Record)
Stubbs hopes home advantage will help Hibs turn things around
Hibs are hoping that Easter Road’s superior surface will give them an advantage and allow them to overturn their 1 goal deficit to Raith. Manager Alan Stubbs was critical of the playing surface in Kirkcaldy and believes it had a great influence in the game. Stubbs said: “We created some decent opportunities on a difficult pitch, the ball was bobbling up when players were setting themselves to shoot. We go to Easter Road and we’ll be able to get the ball down and play more.” (The National)
NEWS IN BRIEF:
• Ray McKinnon ‘flattered’ by link to Dundee United job but says he’ll be going nowhere if Raith win promotion. (Herald)
• Derek McInnes wants to put Celtic’s title celebrations on hold by beating them for the third time this season. (P & J)
• Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundoggan looks to be Pep Guardiola’s first signing at Man City with 6 more stars to follow (Mirror)
• Brighton and Middlesborough will go head to head tomorrow in a bid to secure a £200 million windfall with promotion to the Premier League. (Mirror)