The Rumour Mill: Tuesday's football news and gossip

Hearts face sweat over Obua, United stand firm in face of Goodwillie bid and work permit Euro doubt for new Rangers signing.

Obua in passport hitch

Hearts forward David Obua is doubtful for the Tynecastle club's Europa League qualifier tie against Paksi in Hungary after it emerged that his passport had expired.

The 27-year-old will fly to London in a last gasp bid to sort out his documents. (Sun)

Rangers rebuffed in bid for Goodwillie

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Dundee United have knocked back a 1m bid from Rangers for David Goodwillie with the Tannadice club believed to be holding out for a larger bid from an English side.

Blackpool are favourites to land the signature of the 22-year-old. (Scotsman)

Work permit race for new Ibrox signing

Rangers boss Ally McCoist faces a race against the clock if new signing, defender Dorin Goian, is to be granted a work place in time for his side's Champions League qualifier against Malmo. (Express)

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McCoist keen on keeping Bougherra

Rangers boss Ally McCoist says he has knocked back a bid of 2.6m for defender Madjid Bougherra from Qatari side Lekhwiya Sports Club and said that he is hopeful of convincing the Algerian to remain in Glasgow. (Express)

• The Rangers manager has also confirmed that he will not speak to the BBC until he received an apology for a news broadcast in which he says his views on sectarianism were unfairly edited. (Scotsman)

Celtic trial Slovak striker

Neil Lennon has brought Slovakian striker Milos Lacny to Parkhead for a trial despite the 22-year-old snubbing Celtic for a move to Sparta Prague 18 months ago after a trial spell with former boss Tony Mowbray.

Lacny has been unable to hold down a regular first team place since joining Sparta. (Record)


• Real Zaragoza have confirmed Celtic midfielder Efrain Jurez will be joining the club this week

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• Celtic assistant boss Johan Mjallby has signed a new one-year rolling contract

• New Hibs signing Sean O'Hanlon has been sidelined with a suspected broken bone in his foot

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