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Scottish football transfer LIVE: Dundee United to bid for Aberdeen star, three-way battle for Rangers man, record deal nears conclusion

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Premiership

Rumour Mill: Old Firm to meet in early September | £6m battle for Rangers star | Celtic to spend £9m

Celtic and Rangers will meet for the first time next season on the first weekend of September, Alfredo Morelos is the subject of a £6m battle between clubs in three countries, and Celtic will spend £9 to sign Odsonne Edouard.

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Rumour Mill: Euro giants eye Hearts ace | Duo set for Rangers exit | Scotland World Cup 2030 bid

Hearts striker wanted to spearhead Europa League campaign, two Rangers midfielders heading for the exit and could Scotland host games in the 2030 World Cup?

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Rumour Mill: Graeme Murty returns | Rangers agree fee for defender | Sunderland move for Celtic winger

Graeme Murty has been allowed to return to his former role as a Rangers youth coach, the Ibrox side have agreed a fee for defender Connor Goldson, and Sunderland have made an approach for Celtic winger Lewis Morgan.

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Inverness coach John Robertson and Hearts manager Craig Levein will lock horns in a televised Betfred Cup tie. Picture: SNS

BT Sport reveals the five Betfred Cup games it will show live

Five Betfred Cup group games will be shown live on BT Sport, two of them involving Hearts.

The first game to be screened will be Kilmarnock v St Mirren on Friday 13 July. Next up is Raith Rovers v Hearts on 21 July, with the game taking place at East Fife’s Bayview due to work at Stark’s Park.

Dundee v Dunfermline on 22 July is also live, as is Clyde v Motherwell on 28 July and Hearts’ v Inverness Caledonian Thistle the following day.

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Inverness Caley Thistle are the current holders of the IRN-BRU Cup after defeating Dumbarton in the final in March. Picture: SNS.

English clubs to be invited to play in Irn-Bru Cup

The Irn-Bru Cup will become a complete British and Irish affair after Uefa gave the SPFL approval
to include two teams from England’s Vanarama National League in next season’s knockout competition.

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Rumour Mill: McCoist to return to Premiership? | Gerrard puts faith in Tavernier and Windass | McLeish to play two keepers

Could Ally McCoist be set to return to Premiership management? Steven Gerrard will not dispatch Josh Windass and James Tavernier in summer clear-out and Alex McLeish lines up two keepers for Mexico clash.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers want Dylan McGeouch | Celtic to loan Morgan? | Ibrox duo consider action against club

Rangers are interested in signing Dylan McGeouch, Jack Ross wants to be reunited with Lewis Morgan at Sunderland, and Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace are considering taking action against Rangers.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Eredivisie ace | Rangers linked with Everton man | Motherwell want Gers forward

Celtic linked with Willem II midfielder; Rangers keen on promising Everton youngster and Motherwell leading the chase for an out-of-favour Rangers forward...

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Hearts manager Craig Levein and Inverness coach John Robertson will meet in the Betfred League Cup. Picture: SNS

Hearts handed reunion with John Robertson in Betfred Cup

Hearts will be up against Tynecastle legend John Robertson in next season’s Betfred Cup after the draw for the group stage paired them with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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Andy Robertson, centre, celebrates a Gary Mackay-Steven goal with his then Dundee United team-mates. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Stuart Armstrong proud of United pal Andy’s Robertson’s Euro exploits

Stuart Armstrong spent just one season as a team-mate of Andy Robertson but it was all the time he needed to appreciate he was in the company of a special talent.

Football

Rumour Mill: Hibs eye Rangers midfielder | Celtic face fight to land defender | Loan star: Hibs my preferred choice

Hibs linked with shock move for Andy Halliday; Celtic face fight to land Chancel Mbemba and Scott Allan hails Neil Lennon as he expresses desire to remain at Hibs

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Fraser Fyvie in action for Dundee United before injury cut his season short. Picture: SNS Group

Fraser Fyvie extends Dundee United stay

Fraser Fyvie has signed a new two-year deal with Dundee United, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2020.

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Dundee United wish to re-sign striker Simon Murray from Hibs - reports

Dundee United are looking to re-sign their former striker Simon Murray - despite him playing the second half of this past season at rivals Dundee.

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Rumour Mill: Palace consider Tavernier swoop | Rangers eye Brighton defender | United to bid for Hibs striker

Rangers are considering a move for Brighton defender Connor Goldson, Crystal Palace are weighing up a £3.5m bid for James Tavernier, and Dundee United are looking to re-sign Simon Murray.

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Willo Flood was sent off in his last game for Dundee United. Picture: SNS

Dundee United announce departure of 17 players

Dundee United have announced the departure of 17 players after failing to secure promotion back to the Ladbrokes Premiership.

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Jim McLean returns to his seat in the dugout as Dundee United lose 4-1 to Aberdeen  in 1993  - his last game in charge of the Tannadice club.

Jim McLean’s final game as Dundee United boss – 25 years on

Dundee United fans currently need no encouragement to dwell on the past. It still might come as a surprise to some still coping with recent trauma that today marks 25 years since Jim McLean’s last game as manager.

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Alan Lithgow, left, heads Livingston into an early lead. United equalised but it was the West Lothian side who reached the Play-Off final. Picture: SNS.

Livingston 1 - 1 Dundee United: Hopkin’s men continue amazing run

Livingston’s players warmed up for the biggest match of their recent history wearing T-shirts bearing the slogan “In Hoppy We Trust”.

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Michael Gardyne, left, could be set to leave Ross County this summer. Picture: SNS

Dundee lead rivals in chase to sign Michael Gardyne from Ross County

Dundee are leading the race to sign midfielder Michael Gardyne, according to the Scottish Sun.

Premiership
Thomas Mikkelsen, celebrating his goal in Monday's first leg, is convinced Dundee United are a better team than Livingston. Picture: SNS.

Csaba Laszlo’s ultimatum: Succeed or leave Dundee United

Csaba Laszlo last night challenged his players to write history – or else prepare to be shipped out of Tannadice in the summer.

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