SCOTTISH LEAGUE: CELTIC MAINTAIN TOP SPOT

Holders Celtic have maintained top spot on the Scottish Premiership log following the big away win over Kilmarnock in the latest round of games in the top flight of club football in Scotland. Celtic came into the Kilmarnock game with a perfect record after two wins from two matches and they were able to maintain that perfect record thanks to the 5-0 victory over hosts Kilmarnock.

OPINION: EDOUARD MICHUT WOULD BE A REALLY HUGE SIGNING FOR CELTIC

Edouard Michut has been heavily linked with a move to Celtic recently and the PSG midfielder could be a top signing for Ange Postecoglou’s side. Sky Sports reported earlier this week that the Hoops were trying to sign the 19-year-old in a £2m deal, as Postecoglou looks to bolster his midfield options ahead of the upcoming campaign. In a recent interview with FootballFanCast, journalist Pete O’Rourke shared his thoughts on the potential transfer, saying that he doesn't think it's going to be an easy deal to do but maybe the chance of first-team football and playing in the Champions League is something that could lure Michut to Celtic Park.

YOSUKE IDEGUCHI SUFFERS FRESH INJURY SET-BACK AHEAD OF CELTIC OPENER

Celtic midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi has suffered a fresh injury setback, which will see the 25-year-old miss the start of the new campaign. The Japanese internationalist was first brought to the club by Ange Postecoglou last January as part of a trio of signings arriving from Asia to bolster the squad. Ideguchi was arguably the most intriguing signing of the three due to his previous experience in Europe, and now he had the opportunity to showcase why he deserved a second chance. However, the midfielder suffered a setback just weeks into his Celtic career, picking up a nasty injury in his first start for the club against Alloa Athletic.

CELTIC PLACE £15M VALUATION ON DEFENDER AMID TRANSFER TALKS

Celtic have placed a £15million price tag on Josip Juranovic amid reports linking the Croatian defender with a move to the English Premier League. The versatile full-back, who signed for the Hoops in a £2.5m deal from Legia Warsaw last summer, is reportedly happy to remain at Parkhead because he is a regular starter in Ange Postecoglou’s side. According to Croatian media outlet Germanijak, the 26-year-old international is determined to hold onto his place in the national team for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

REPORT: CELTIC WOULD ONLY HAVE TK PAY £800,000 FOR SCOUTED PLAYER

Celtic would only have to pay £800,000 to sign scouted Israeli midfielder Mohammed Abu Fani, The Daily Record reports. As we discussed yesterday, Israeli media have reported that Celtic have scouts in place at Israel’s June internationals to watch the Maccabi Haifa stand-out play alongside Liel Abada. Now, The Record has stated that he would be available for less than £1m if Celtic were indeed keen on adding him to Ange Postecoglou’s squad.

CELTIC WANTED FRANKFURT HERO RAFAEL SANTOS BORRE LAST YEAR

Last night Celtic supporters were thankful as he ended Rangers’ UEL dreams, but the Hoops were reportedly interested in Eintracht Frankfurt’ Rafael Santos Borre last summer. Indeed, the Colombian forward proved to be the star of the Europa League final as he scored the Bundesliga side’s equaliser and then the winning penalty. Both moments came in front of the Rangers support too as he proved to be the difference-maker on the night.

HEARTS TRIO DOUBTFUL FOR CELTIC CLASH

Three Hearts players are doubtful ahead of the Scottish Premiership clash with Celtic. League leaders Celtic will play hosts toHearts in a Scottish Premiership encounter billed to take place next weekend. It could be the title-clinching game for Celtic in their quest to reclaim the Scottish Premiership title from Old Firm rivals Rangers.

Celtic will need a point from the home game withHeartsif they manage to beat Rangers this weekend. They had won nine straight Scottish Premiership titles before Rangers stopped them from winning a tenth successive title last season thanks to the managerial input of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. In addition towinning the Scottish Premiership title last season, Rangers alsowent through the entire season without a single defeat.

OPINION: CELTIC STAR MORE THAN DESERVING OF WORLD CUP WINNER’S PRAISE

One of the more unexpected stories to come out over the last 24 hours was World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon’s praise for his fellow goalkeeper, and Celtic number one Joe Hart. The former Italy goalkeeper – who won the World Cup in 2006 – has been very impressed with how Hart has performed for the Hoops this season.

MATCH PREVIEW: CELTIC VS ROSS COUNTY

High-flying Celtic are aiming for a ‘domestic treble’ under Ange Postecoglou following a commanding midweek victory against Dundee United in the Scottish Cup quarterfinals. They have already conquered the League Cup crown and a three-point cushion in the Premiership standings must be maintained on Saturday afternoon by defeating Ross County at Celtic Park.

FORMER CELTIC MANAGER GETS BACK INTO MANAGEMENT

Neil Lennon, former Celtic manager has gotten another job in football management after accepting a psoposao from AC Omonia Nicosia. His swift return to football management will see him manage in Cyprus and coach the country's football league side AC Omonia Nicosia. The former Celtic manager agreed a return to the dugout with a contract until 2024. A club statement confirmed the appointment this evening as Lennon takes his first job since leaving his role at Parkhead.

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