The latest news and transfer gossip from around Scottish football as Dundee United near a head coach appointment and the transfer speculation mounts up. 

Leeds keen on Odsonne Edouard

Leeds are thought to be keen on signing Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard if they secure promotion to the Premier League. Leeds are thought to be keen on securing a striker with the Celtic hitman high on their list of targets. (Various)

Rangers defender nears MLS move

Rangers' full-back Matt Polster is poised to join New England Revolution. The move is thought to worth £400,000 with the full-back keen to boost his World Cup hopes. The 27-year-old was signed by Steven Gerrard in January 2019 but has only made 10 appearances for Rangers. He has a year left on his contract. (Sunday Mail)

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Dundee United near head coach appointment

Dundee United are believed to be close to unveiling Micky Mellon as their new head coach in the next 24 hours after holding compensation talks with Tranmere Rovers. Mellon has a year left on his contract at Prenton Park but a move is thought to be close after Dundee United approached Tranmere on Thursday night. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic target offered a deal to remain in England

David Marshall, who has been heavily linked with a return to Celtic, has been offered a deal by a rival English Championship club as Wigan Athletic look to cut costs after going into administration. The Scotland internationalist is one of a number of keepers that the Parkhead side have looked at following the departure of Craig Gordon to Hearts last week and the end of Fraser Forster’s season-long loan deal. (The Herald)

SPFL 'fallout' won't delay season 

Hearts and Partick Thistle's battle to have their relegations overturned will not delay the 1 August start of the Premiership season with the Scottish FA expecting the arbitration process to begin on Monday.  Advocate Paul Reid from Ampersands Advocates in Edinburgh told BBC Sportsound when asked if a couple of weeks would be a realistic timeline: “I would imagine it would be that sort of order. If it had stayed with Court they had time available for the week after next. So that would have been two, two and a half weeks. I would imagine the arbitration panel would want to do something similar. (Sunday Mail)

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'Bad blood' between SPFL and clubs

Craig Gordon has said there will be "a lot of bad blood for years to come" after the SPFL's decision that saw his side Hearts, Partick Thistle and Stranraer relegated when the season was halted as a result of Covid-19. He said: “I find it absolutely incredible that Scottish football couldn’t come together and help each other out. I really cannot fathom how that was not possible at this time. All around the world there is so much going on and we couldn’t even sort out our football. (Scottish Sun)