Rumour Mill: Rangers target set for Old Firm bow | Celtic eye Brazilian midfielder | Worrall nears Ibrox move

Eros Grezda could make his Rangers debut against Celtic as his move to Ibrox nears conclusion, Celtic are in the hunt for Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz, and Steven Gerrard hopes to push through a deal for Joe Worrall in the next 24 hours.
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Winners and losers from week three of the Ladbrokes Premiership

Grezda deal nears completion

Rangers are on the verge of signing Osijek winger Eros Grezda, who’s expected to go straight into the squad for Sunday’s Old Firm clash at Celtic Park. The 23-year-old Albanian arrived in Glasgow for his medical ahead of a £2 million move to the Ibrox side. (Scottish Sun)

Eros Grezda has six caps for Albania. Picture: GettyEros Grezda has six caps for Albania. Picture: Getty
Eros Grezda has six caps for Albania. Picture: Getty

Rangers hope to push through Worrall deal

Steven Gerrard wants to push through a move for Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall in the next 24 hours as he seeks to bolster his defensive corps. The Rangers manager has given assurances to Forest boss Aitor Karanka that the 21-year-old will feature regularly during his proposed season-long loan. (Daily Record)

Celtic in the hunt for Douglas Luiz

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Celtic are in the mix to sign Manchester City youngster Douglas Luiz. The 20-year-old Brazilian is unable to feature for the English Premier League side after being denied a work permit for this season. Brendan Rodgers is hoping to capitalise on this by taking the player on a 12-month loan. (Scottish Sun)

Hearts to be without Levein for over a month

Hearts are likely to be without manager Craig Levein until October after the 53-year-old suffered a heart scare on Wednesday morning. Though the Tynecastle boss is “recovering well” after being admitted to hospital, he’s expected to need some time to recover, with Austin MacPhee taking over the reins in his absence. (Daily Record)

Vanecek wants Hearts move ASAP

David Vanecek today revealed his frustration at waiting to join Hearts and stressed he wants his transfer completed as soon as possible. The Czech forward stated his desire to win trophies and play in Europe – but conceded the timing of his arrival is entirely down to current employers, FK Teplice. (Evening News)

Hartley leaves Falkirk

Paul Hartley has left Falkirk after the Bairns lost their opening three Ladbrokes Championship games. The Falkirk board has acted in the wake of Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Queen of the South. A club statement read: “Falkirk FC can confirm that it has come to a mutual agreement with Paul Hartley who will leave the club with immediate effect. (The Scotsman)

Ex-Rangers stars pursued over EBTs

Ex Rangers players who were paid through an offshore trust have been told they have ‘weeks’ to approach the taxman, it has been reported. According to BBC Scotland, former players and staff face an even bigger bill if they don’t meet the deadline. (The Scotsman)

McLeish’s warning

Alex McLeish has warned players they risk falling out of international favour for good if they try to pick and choose their games. The Scotland manager named a 23-man squad yesterday for the forthcoming matches against Belgium and Albania at Hampden Park. (The Scotsman)