Scottish Gossip: Ciftci sign four-year Celtic deal

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic will complete the signing of striker Nadir Ciftci on a four year contract on Wednesday, after Dundee United accepted a £1.5m bid on Tuesday. (Sun)

Belgian goalkeeper Logan Bailly will also seal a £250,000 move to Celtic from OH Leuven. (Daily Express)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila still wants to sign 16 year old Real Madrid attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard, who like Deila, is from Norway. (Daily Express)

Rangers will observe the form and fitness of at least three potential signings in a bounce game with Tottenham in London on Friday. Defender Reece Wabara, winger Andy Halliday and midfielder John Eustace should all feature against the Premier League side. (Various)

St Johnstone have taken Jim McAlister on trial after the midfielder turned down a new contract at Dundee, (Daily Mail)

Scottish referee Willie Collum is to take charge of the Uefa Super Cup between Barcelona and Sevilla in Georgia on 11 August. (Various)

Alloa have signed Estonian international defender Mikk Reintam, right-back Mark Williams and striker Geoff Mitchell. (Daily Record)

Falkirk boss Peter Houston says trialist striker Bob McHugh's two goals against Athlone Town have boosted the former Motherwell man's chances of winning a permanent deal. (Sun)

Ex-Hearts and Aberdeen winger Andrew Driver is on trial with Dutch side De Graafschap. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Wimbledon doubles semi-finalist Jamie Murray is urging brother Andy Murray to make it a family double by beating Vasek Pospisil in the last eight of the men's singles. (Various)

But Canadian Pospisil's secret weapon might be a book of hand-written tactics that he brings on court with him every time he plays. (Herald)

America-based Scottish golfer Martin Laird insists there is more to come from him after being usurped of late across the Atlantic by fellow countryman Russell Knox. (Scotsman)

Batsman George Munsey looks a certain starter for Scotland in their first World T20 qualifier against UAE on Thursday after hitting 75 in a warm up match win over Jersey. (Various)

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