The Rumour Mill: Monday's football transfer news and gossip

Thomson loaned to Kaunas, Goodiwillie joins Blackburn and Celtic continue Bellamy talks.

Romanov moves shamed Thomson to Kaunas

Hearts chairman Vladimir Romanov has moved Craig Thomson to FBK Kaunas on loan for a season. Thomson, who was convicted for having indecent chats with underage girls on the internet, made his debut yesterday. (Sun)

Blackburn agree deal for Goodwillie

David Goodwillie is expected to complete a move to English Premiership side Blackburn Rovers after Dundee United accepted a bid for the 22-year-old which could eventually land the Tayside club 2.8m. (Scotsman)

Celtic up Bellamy pursuit

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Parkhead boss Neil Lennon has confirmed that top level talks are underway with Manchester City over the brokering of a year-long loan deal for Wales captain Craig Bellamy. (Scotsman)

Bougherra nears Ibrox exit

Madjid Bougherra has agreed personal terms with Qatar side Lekhwiya and is expected to complete his move to the Gulf by the end of the week.

Rangers have opted to sell the Algerian who still has a year left to run on his contract.

Bougherra will pick up 35,000 a week tax-free with Lekhwiya. (Scotsman)

O'Dea set for Celtic exit

Celtic defender Darren O'Dea believes that yesterday's 5 - 0 victory over the Airtricity XI was his last for the club. The Dubliner says he is hungry for first team football. (Irish Independent)

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