The latest news and gossip from around Scottish football. 

Celtic 'tracking three'

Neil Lennon is already making plans to spend the 'Kieran Tierney cash' at Parkhead and has reportedly identified three players he wants to strengthen his side with.

Rosenborg left-back Birger Meling has been linked with the Scottish Champions in the past and it's understood he is back on their radar.

Meanwhile Kilmarnock's Greg Taylor remains a target - despite Lennon refusing to be drawn on the speculation.

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Lech Poznan right-back Robert Gumny has now also emerged as a target for Celts, according to reports.

The Polish defender was recently a transfer target for EPL outfit Southampton but Celtic are hoping to get a deal done, claim the Daily Mail.

Rangers identify potential James Tavernier replacement

Argentine Leonel Di Placido is reportedly a target for Steven Gerrard as the Rangers manager makes plans in case they lose James Tavernier this summer.

The captain has been linked with moves to the likes of Newcastle and Aston Villa this term and last, and Gers have earmarked Lanus' Di Placido as a ready-made replacement should they lose their key player. (Scottish Sun)

Ntcham latest

Celtic hope to keep hold of Frenchman Olivier Ntcham.

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The midfielder has been linked with moves to Marseille and Porto in recent times and had manager Neil Lennon furious after admitting he was 'disappointed' not to be allowed to move on when initial bids were made.

But now his boss has revealed his hopes of hanging onto the ex-Man City player who recently signed a four-year extension at Parkhead.

“He’s training really well, he seems happy and settled,” said Lennon. “We just want more of the same because we’ve got a helluva player there.

"He does things in training, he’s got real flair about him and ability.

"You saw that as the game wore on on Saturday. At times he’s too good a player to leave out."

Ryan Kent frozen out

Rangers target Ryan Kent has been left out in the cold at Liverpool - starting for their under-23s in a disastrous 4-0 loss to Tottenham less than 24 hours after their first team thrashed Norwich.

The former Gers loanee was told by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp he would not be allowed to leave on loan again this season.

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This suggested that the winger would be available on a permanent transfer deal.

However, as no clubs swooped to take the playmaker away before the English transfer deadline, Kent has been left playing with the youngsters as the English Premier League season kicked-off at the weekend. (Evening Times)

Scots' Spanish star on the move

Former Real Madrid kid Jack Harper has moved on loan to AD Alcorcón.

The Getafe forward has been farmed out to the Segunda Division outfit to get game time.

And Los Alfareros welcomed the ex-Brighton player to his "new house" on their club website.

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They said: "The striker of Scottish descent, international with the U17 and U19 of Scotland, was born in Fuengirola (Málaga) and played in the lower categories of Real Madrid until the age of youth. 

"In the 16/17 season he played at Brighton U23 to sign, in the following campaign, for Atlético Malagueño to finally climb up to the first squad of the Malaga team where he stood out for his great personality in attack and impudence. 

"His appearances with the team of López Muñiz or Víctor Sánchez del Amo during the last campaign and his four goals earned him to be signed by Getafe CF for 5 seasons. 

"Welcome Jack to your new house!" (The Herald)