Scotland latest: Benfica could move on from Forster; Wolves ace set to complete SPL move

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1) Benfica to switch goalkeeping targets

Benfica are close to giving up on signing Fraser Forster and will go for Vid Belec instead if the deal for the Celtic stopper falls through.

Benfica reportedly made a £6million offer for Forster yesterday, but it seems like Celtic will demand for more than that price if they are to allow the England international to leave the club this summer.

The Portuguese giants are, therefore, looking elsewhere for goalkeeping targets and have identified Inter Milan's Belec as a potential signing.

2) Southampton enter race for Fraser Forster

Southampton have decided to make a move for Fraser Forster, after seeing Benfica’s interest dwindle.

Saints are planning for life with Ronald Koeman this season and he has targeted Forster as one of his first choice transfer targets at St. Mary’s.

The Dutch boss has received ample funds from the sales of Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana during this transfer window and he looks set to spend £8 million of it in trying to tempt the Scottish Premiership champions to sell the tall stopper.

3) Galatasaray join the race for Georgios Samaras

Galatasaray have entered the battle to sign Georgios Samaras with Celtic and Everton, according to reports in Turkey.

Samaras’s contract at Celtic Park expired in the summer, but new Bhoys boss Ronny Deila has not ruled out a potential return for the Greek international.

However, if he is to make a move for the striker, who has recently returned from Brazil after being part of the Greek World Cup squad, his task of convincing him to re-sign has got harder due to the interest of the Turkish giants.

4) Zeli Ismael to head to Aberdeen

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Zeli Ismael is set to join Aberdeen on a season-long loan, according to reports.

Ismael had spent time on loan at League Two side Burton last season, where he impressed, and it seems that he is now going to ply his trade in Scotland's top tier.

The youngster’s transfer to the Dons is set to be confirmed after their game against FK Daugava Riga in the Europa League qualification stages tonight.

5) Hearts hope to conclude deal for Prince Buaben

Hearts are hoping to finalise a deal to bring Prince Buaben to the club on a permanent basis in the near future.

The former Watford midfielder has been on trial at the club in recent times and Hearts boss Robbie Neilson has been impressed by his showings, although he does want the Ghanaian to improve his fitness.

“If it’s possible, I’d like him in,” Neilson told the Evening News. “He’s a good player and a good type to have. We’ll try and get something done but it’s not concrete yet. These things are about dealing with people and dealing with him as well. It will take a few days.”

Buaben would become Hearts’ sixth signing of the summer if he was to join as expected.

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