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Scottish gossip: “Balogun signs new contract with Rangers”

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Leon Balogunwhose contract with Rangers This summer, the 35-year-old German-born Nigerian international signed a new one-year contract after finishing the season in style. (Scottish Sun)

Abdullah Sima has indicated that he is ready to dedicate his long-term future Rangers because Ibrox “feels like home” after the 22-year-old Senegalese striker joined on a season-long loan Brighton & Hove Albionwhere he is entering the final year of his contract. (The Herald)

Rangers must pay 3.5 million pounds if they sign the Adama Traore and discussions with Ferenváros The 28-year-old's transfer is imminent, despite several big European names interested in the Malian winger after he helped his side win the Hungarian league title. (Africafoot)

Panamanian centre-back Jose Cordoba is ready to sign for Rangers after the Scottish Premiership runners-up needed time to decide whether to complete the deal with Levski Sofia due to the 22-year-old's doubts about the move. (Matte Moretto on X)

Jose Cordoba will undergo a medical examination to confirm his transfer to Rangers out of Levski Sofia before joining the Panama squad preparing for the Copa America, with the Bulgarian club reportedly receiving an initial £2 million plus £1.2 million in bonuses, after interest of Norwich City passed in midfield. (Topsport)

Celtic are obliged Adam Idah on a permanent transfer after the 23-year-old impressed on loan, although Norwich City The sacking of David Wagner and the search for a new manager could complicate the transfer of the Irish striker, whose transfer fee at the Championship club is estimated at £6 million. (Daily Record)

After turning down the opportunity to sign Wilfred Ndidi as his contract at Leicester City expires, Atletico Madrid made Matt O'Riley from Celtic and Feyenoord's Mats Wieffer have prioritized strengthening their midfield. (Rudy Galetti on X)

Atletico Madrid consider measures for Celtic 23 years old Matt O’Riley along with Mats Wieffer of Feyenoord and Mikel Merino of Real Sociedad, but currently none of the three is more advanced than the other. (Atletico Universe)

Celtic are currently considering whether to move permanently for Paulo BernardoThe 22-year-old was informed that he was not allowed to Benfica's After his loan to the Scottish champions, he is set to play for the first team and is available for £6 million. (Ojogo)

Manager Russell Martin says Southampton hope to convince the goalkeeper Alex McCarthy to stay at the club, although the 34-year-old English international has attracted interest from Celtic and other suitors after he returned to the team and helped them gain promotion to the Premier League. (Football Scotland)

Heart of Midlothian have prioritised the signing of a right-back/full-back, a right winger and a defensive midfielder, although head coach Steven Naismith stressed they will not spend big this summer despite securing a place in European football. (Football Scotland)

Raith Rovers Competition in their attempt to sign Shaun Byrnethat goes Dundee after his loan in Kirkcaldy, with Dunfermline Athletic, Livingston, Partick Thistle And Larne is also chasing the 30-year-old midfielder. (The Courier)

David Gray remains the favorite for the appointment Hibernian Head coach after the 36-year-old impressed in his last spell as caretaker manager and is likely to be interviewed along with other suitors as the club are also sitting on a bid of more than £2m from an unnamed French team for the striker Elie Youan. (The Scotsman)

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Thorsten Finkmost recently coach of the Belgian club Sint-Truidense, and currently Ajax Deputy Managing Director Michael Valkanis are not people Hibernian are currently planning to speak to them about the head coach position, although reports suggest they would be interested in the role. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Jimmy Thelin has revealed what will drive him to success as Aberdeen Coach, after the 46-year-old ended his tenure as coach of Elfsborg with a 2-0 win against Halmstad. (Press & Journal)

City of Birmingham have interviewed Alex Neil and the 42-year-old, who has been out of work since leaving Stoke City in December, is considered favourite to take over as manager of the club ahead of next season after they were relegated to League One under Gary Rowett. (Football Insider)

Angry Inverness Caledonian Thistle Fans gathered for an emergency meeting to discuss a protest strategy that could reverse the decision to move first-team training to Fife following relegation to Scottish League 1. (The National)