Rangers first-team duo tipped to leave, Celtic flop wanted by former boss, New deal for Dundee United striker, Peter Lawwell criticised for 'poor' statement - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

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Thursday's Scottish football news. Picture: SNS
Thursday's Scottish football news. Picture: SNS

Ex-Rangers star Alan Hutton has tipped his former club to move on at least two players this window to make room for new signings. Steven Gerrard is looking to bring in Scott Wright from Aberdeen. Hutton reckons Jordan Jones and Greg Stewart could be moved on to “trim the squad”. (Football Insider)

Shane Duffy could exit Celtic with Nottingham Forest keen on the player. Chris Hughton has eyed his former Brighton star to form part of his new-look defence at the City Ground and have approached the Seagulls about a possible deal. The move is likely to be dependent on Celtic agreeing to cutting his expensive loan short. (Scottish Sun)

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Nicky Clark is set to pen a new Dundee United deal after interest from city rivals Dundee. The club’s top scorer with ten goals this campaign will likely sign a two-year contract to fend of glances from other Premiership clubs also. He had already triggered a clause to one-year renewal. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes praised referee Steven McLean for his handling of the Livingston postponement. The teams were due to meet on Wednesday night and were moments away from kick-off when the official had to inspect the pitch and then consult the players on both sides. McInnes said: “The referee, quite cleverly in my opinion, has gone round senior players on both sides and asked their opinions.” (Various)

Jack Wilshere, who had been heavily linked with a move to Rangers, is one the verge of re-signing for Bournemouth. The midfielder has been training with the Cherries has he aims to relaunch his career. It appeared a move back to the club was off the table but manager Jason Tindall admitted a deal is possible. (Scottish Sun)

Former Celtic star Craig Burley has questioned Celtic’s ability to handle a serious challenge. The pundit said he would rather win the title in the style his did with the club in 1998 than all the titles the club have racked up when other teams were “imploding”. He said: “Yes, they still had to win them but how were they going to handle a serious challenge?” (Daily Record)

AC Milan have once again been linked with a move for Kristoffer Ajer. The Celtic centre-back has interested the Italian giants for a while now. The Serie A leaders were hoping to sign Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan but an injury has made them rethink their plans. Diego Laxalt could be used as a makeweight in the deal. (Corriere dello Sport)

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Moussa Dembele. However, Celtic are not set for a windfall yet. The Frenchman has moved from Lyon on a loan with option to buy deal. The Parkhead club are due 10 per cent of any profit Lyon make on their £20million investment. (Various)

Neil McCann has hit out at Peter Lawwell’s statement on the club's trip to Dubai. The Celtic chief apologised for the decision to go before stating he felt the club had been the hardest hit by the pandemic. Former Hearts and Rangers winger McCann believes it will “stick in the throats” of many and branded it "poor". (BBC)