Scottish Football Transfer News: Celtic tie up star wanted by Arsenal and Chelsea, Rangers ace doubts over ‘top 10’ Premier League move, Hickey wanted by AC Milan, ‘Old Firm’ contention


All the latest from around Scottish football the day after Scotland drew with Poland. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group)

Steve Clarke’s men looked like they were set to win once more having taken the lead through Kieran Tierney only for Krzysztof Piatek to win then score a stoppage-time spot kick.

Nearly 40,000 were in attendance, including a noisy and sizeable away support, as money was raised for Unicef ​​for Ukraine.

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They were set to see Scotland win their seventh consecutive game. The last time the country achieved that was 1927.

Former Hearts midfielder Andy Irving is set to move club after his German side Türkgücü München with drawn from their league. The Munich side filed for insolvency in January leading to an 11-point deduction and now they have left the third tier of Germany. Irving moved to the club in the summer. (EveningNews)

The team will now face Austria next week in another friendly after Gareth Bale’s double sent Wales in the play-off final for a place at the World Cup in Qatar. Scotland will face the Welsh in June if they can get past Ukraine in the rescheduled fixture.

Scroll down and click through for all the latest news and transfer speculation from around the SPFL and Scottish football.

Celtic have fought off stiff competition to tie down teenage star Daniel Kelly. A host of Premier League sides had watched or been linked with a move for the 16-year-old, including Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea. Kelly has penned a three-year deal. (Celtic FC)
Rangers are set to sweat over the fitness of Alfredo Morelos after the Colombian missed his country’s World Cup qualifier with Bolivia. The striker has a reported muscle injury and Rangers face Celtic after the international break and Morelos missed the last meeting between the sides. (Pipe Sierra)
Raith Rovers have signed Rangers goalkeeper Lewis Budinauckas. The 19-year-old has joined on an emergency seven-day loan deal. Rovers No.1 Jamie MacDonald picked up a knock in the recent league defeat to Inverness CT and is a doubt for the match with Arbroath. (Various)
Former Aston Villa star Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Ryan Kent is not good enough for the Birmingham side and suggested Steven Gerrard would be better looking elsewhere. The pundit said: “You’re looking at the bottom half of the table for Ryan Kent. He’s not a top-10 player. He’s not someone Steven Gerrard would sign with the players that Aston Villa could choose out of in the world.” (Football Insider)
Josh Doig has revealed he “absolutely loves” being at Hibs as he responded to transfer speculation. The left-back has reportedly been watched by Serie A side Sassuolo. The player revealed he has previously been distracted by rumors but has learned how to deal with it. He said: “Don’t look at anything, Twitter, Instagram, stay away from it all, just play your football, at the end of the day, that’s what will get you your move in the end.” (The Scotsman)
AC Milan are stepping up their interest in Scotland star Aaron Hickey. The teenager made his debut for Scotland against Poland on Thursday night as a second-half substitute. The Italian giants are keen to add a full-back to compete with French international Theo Hernandez and have been impressed with Hickey’s influence at Bologna. (Scottish Sun)
The Rangers v Celtic clash in the Sydney Super Cup is increasingly unlikely to be played. The match has not gone down well with both sets of supporters, especially Rangers fans. It is understood the use of ‘Old Firm’ or ‘Glasgow derby’ is the latest bugbear. (Rangers Review)
Scotland will face Wales for a place at the World Cup if they can get past Ukraine in the rescheduled play-off fixture. Gareth Bale scored twice to send Wales through to the final with a 2-1 win over Austria. Scotland will now face the Austrians in a friendly match next week. (Various)


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