Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Leeds, Inter Milan, Ajer, Kamara, Kent, Barisic, Zungu, Klimala

Scottish gossip

Norway centre-half Kristoffer Ajer, who Inter Milan admitted was on their shortlist and has been linked with Leicester City, says there was “a lot of interest” in his services over the summer, but the 22-year-old insists he is happy to remain with Celtic. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara insists he is not thinking about a switch to the Premier League after the 24-year-old was tipped for England’s top flight by Finland team-mate Teemu Pukki, the former Celtic striker now with Norwich City. (Glasgow Evening Times)external-link

Leeds United chief executive Victor Orta admits bids to sign Ryan Kent were always destined to fail this summer, with Rangers having no interest in selling the 23-year-old former Liverpool winger at the £10m offered – or for any fee. (Yorkshire Evening Post)external-link

Right-back Emanuel Perez is hopeful that he and his agent can sort out the work permit problem that has prevented him playing for Celtic, the 21-year-old American having ended the campaign on loan with North Carolina in America’s second-tier. (Scottish Sun)external-link


South Africa’s Molefi Ntseki has denied a rift between himself and new Rangers signing Bongani Zungu, who has only played once since the new coach was appointed, saying the former Amiens 28-year-old was omitted from the squad to face Namibia and Zambia because he wanted to give new faces a chance. (The Scotsman)external-link

Rangers have received a boost ahead of Saturday’s Old Firm derby, with left-back Borna Barisic declared fit to face France for Croatia in Wednesday’s Nations League match. (The Scotsman)external-link

With Odsonne Edouard only due out of Covid-19 quarantine on Friday, Albian Ajeti struggling with injury and Leigh Griffiths short of match fitness, Patryk Klimala staked his claim for a Celtic starting place against Rangers with an assist for Poland Under-21s in their 1-1 draw with Bulgaria. (Daily Record)external-link

Old Firm fans have been urged to think twice about travelling to Cumbria to watch this weekend’s match in bars and pubs, with local police reporting that several establishments have been contacted by Celtic and Rangers fans looking to visit on Saturday to watch the lunchtime kick-off. (The National)external-link

Rangers have signed a three-year partnership with American club Rise to expand their presence in the United States having already clinched deals with the likes of Orange County SC and Indian outfit Bengaluru in recent months. (The Herald)external-link


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