Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Man City starlet | Mourinho '˜blocks Rangers loan bid' | Spurs join chase for Hoops target

Celtic linked with another Manchester City youngster but Pep Guardiola may not want to let 17yo leave; Mourinho blocks Rangers loan bid for Scottish youngster and Celtic face competition from Spurs to land Spanish ace

Hoops linked with another City youngster

Celtic have been credited with an interest in another Manchester City youngster - but City fans have launched an astonishing attack on the Parkhead side, accusing them of ‘brainwashing’ and ‘ruining’ Patrick Roberts.

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The Hoops have previously taken the likes of Jason Denayer and Roberts on loan, while being linked with a host of other Etihad rookies. But City fans would rather see Foden hone his skills without going on loan.

Phil Foden warms up ahead of the Champions League match agianst Feyenoord. Picture: Getty Images/Oli Scarff

Foden, a central midfielder, has already made his debut for Pep Guardiola’s side, coming on as a second half sub against Feyenoord in the Champions League last month. (Various)

Mourinho scuppers Gers loan hopes

Jose Mourinho looks set to scupper any hopes Rangers had of landing Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay on loan next month.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been the subject of interest from the Ibrox side as well as a number of English Championship sides, but Mourinho is understood to want to keep McTominay at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)

Phil Foden warms up ahead of the Champions League match agianst Feyenoord. Picture: Getty Images/Oli Scarff

Spurs and Celtic eye Spaniard

Celtic and Tottenham will be on alert after reports in the Spanish press suggested a former target of both sides looks set to leave Valencia next summer.

Rafa Mir was linked with both Celtic and Spurs earlier this year, and has been banging in the goals for Valencia’s B team, scoring 15 in 17.

But Super Deporte suggests the former Barcelona youngster is set to leave Los Murciélagos, with Celtic and Spurs bioth keen on the 20-year-old forward. (Super Deporte)

Dons demand £800k to let Gers speak to McInnes

Aberdeen are set to demand £800,000 compensation BEFORE granting Rangers permission to speak with Derek McInnes.

The Ibrox side are expected to finally approach the Dons this week with a view to holding talks with McInnes as they continue their search for Pedro Caixinha’s successor.

But it is believed that Aberdeen will only sanction the talks if the Gers pay the compensation figure up front – with the cash being returned if negotiations break down. (Daily Mail)

Flood out until new year

Dundee United captain Willo Flood has been dealt a blow after sustaining a badly dislocated shoulder that will keep him out until early 2018.

The 32-year-old midfielder fell awkwardly towards the end of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Dunfermline and an X-ray revealed the former Celtic and Aberdeen star had severely damaged his shoulder and faces four to six weeks on the sidelines. (Scottish Sun)

Ryan Jack ‘endangered’ Stevie May, insists ex-EPL ref

Former English Premier League referee Dermot Gallacher has backed Willie Collum’s decision to send off Ryan Jack for a challenge on Stevie May, saying the Rangers midfielder ‘seriously endangered the safety of his opponent’.

Rangers are set to appeal Jack’s red card but Gallacher told Sky Sports: “This is a great spot by the referee. He reacts very quickly which stops players going to him.

“The player clearly plays the ball but he does seriously endanger the safety of the opponent. No doubt it’s a red card but it does show that just because you play the ball it doesn’t exonerate you from further punishment.” (Sky Sports)

Shaw ‘pushing for start’ says Lennon

Hibs boss Neil Lennon has revealed teenage striker Oli Shaw is pushing for a starting place after a string of impressive performances off the bench.

Shaw got his longest spell of action at the weekend, replacing Simon Murray for the final 25 minutes in the 1-0 win over Partick Thistle, which put the Easter Road side within a point of second place in the table.

Lennon said: “We see him as a first-team player and he will start games as the season goes on. I am delighted with the progress he is making. He is banging the door down for a start.” (Evening News)