Another day, another shed-load of transfer news. The Euros may have left us feeling a bit down but a quick dose of transfer gossip might be just what the doctor ordered.
A former Rangers midfielder hanging up his boots; an SPFL youngster chasing a move to Premiership new boys; one of Europe’s biggest clubs eyeing a bargain Celtic swoop?
Here are today’s top stories…
Rangers transfer target Khalid Aucho could be set for a move to the north-east. Aberdeen have been forced to play down reports the midfielder is heading to Pittodrie on trial (Press and Journal)
German big guns Bayer Leverkusen are lining up a shock bid for Celtic defender Efe Ambrose. The Bundesliga side are preparing an offer of £1.5million for the Nigerian. (Daily Record)
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson insists his side will be fitter and stronger when they face Infonet in Wednesday’s Europa League first qualifying round return clash in Tallinn (Press and Journal)
Hearts defender Jordan McGhee, 19, looks set to join Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough on a season-long loan. (Daily Record)
Dean Brill is ready for the challenge of pushing Craig Samson for the Motherwell goalkeeper’s jersey. The former Caley Thistle shot-stopper joined in September last year (Press and Journal)
Oleksandr Zinchenko has signed for Manchester City for an undisclosed fee. The former FC Ufa player played for Ukraine at Euro 2016 despite being only 19-years-old (BBC)
South of the Border
Former Rangers midfielder Mikel Arteta has decided to hang up his boots and join Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff at Manchester City (Twitter)
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 28, is close to joining Everton after suggestions new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, has been given the Spaniard’s squad number (Daily Telegraph)
New Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is determined to sign Everton and England centre-back John Stones, despite the Merseyside club wanting £50m for the 21-year-old (Daily Mail)
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