Scottish Gossip: Dundee Utd, Celtic, Ciftci, Rangers

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee United have rejected a second Celtic bid for striker Nadir Ciftci as the Scottish champions agreed a £2m fee to sell right-back Adam Matthews to Sunderland.

Full story: Daily Record

Aberdeen's draw with Shkendija in Europa League qualifying was overshadowed by defender Mark Reynolds suffering a suspected broken shoulder. (Various)

St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson suffered a knee injury in the Europa League against Alashkert with Saints boss Tommy Wright saying: "we fear it may be his cruciate". (Various)

Rangers players snubbed a reception organised by Ibrox directors following their Premiership play-off defeat by Motherwell.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Midfielder John Eustace
Ibrox bound? midfielder John Eustace has been in talks with Rangers

Midfielder John Eustace will sign a one-year deal with Rangers within the next 24 hours to become Mark Warburton's third summer signing.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Jackie McNamara wants a swift conclusion to the Nadir Ciftci transfer saga. "We are going to Holland next Thursday and I would like to get everything in the squad sorted," said the United boss.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Celtic have allowed striker Holmbert Fridjonsson to leave for nothing and join Icelandic side KR Reykjavik. (Various)

Paul Hartley has challenged his Dundee squad to improve on last season's sixth-place finish in the top flight. (Various)

New Hearts defender Blazej Augustyn says his friend Jaroslaw Fojut, who played for Dundee United, told him he would love life in Edinburgh but warned him Dundee was somewhat less glamorous... (Various)

Former Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra has denied being snubbed by the club over a return to Ibrox in the summer - but still hopes to re-join "maybe next year".

Full story: Scottish Daily Mail

Alan Stubbs aims to add more steel to his Hibs midfield before the start of their Championship campaign.

Edinburgh (left) and Dundee right
Tale of two cities: Edinburgh got the thumbs up over Dundee

Full story: The Scotsman

Freed captain Lee McCulloch could return to Rangers in a coaching capacity.

Full story: Scottish Express

Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke says signing former Rangers left-back Stevie Smith is a real coup as "lots of clubs were after Stevie... I'm delighted we've been the one to sign him." (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors' signing Taqele Naiyaravoro is ready to back out of his deal after insisting he wants to remain in Australia following his selection for their national squad.

Full story: Scottish Daily Mail

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