Scotland latest: Leicester want 27 goal Celtic man; Rangers reject bid for key man


We bring you the latest news from Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen.

1) Leicester City want Kris Commons

Leicester City have identified Kris Commons as one of their major targets this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Commons has just one year left on his contract at Celtic Park and it has led to Nigel Pearson trying to tempt him with a move to the Premier League.

However, the transfer looks unlikely as the Celtic star has said today that he is hoping for a new deal with the Bhoys.

“When you get four or five months into the last year of your contract you can talk to other clubs, but that's something I don't want to do. I want my future sorted here," he said.

"I have no desire to go back to England. I'm playing the peak years of my career at one of the world's biggest clubs.

Commons scored 27 goals in 34 games last season and was a crucial part of their success, as they lifted the Scottish Premiership title.

2) Celtic stopper targets Championship League progress

Fraser Forster is expecting a tough test for Celtic tonight when they face KR Reykjavik in Champions League qualifying.

Forster admits that playing in Europe’s elite competition has been good for him personally as well as the club and he is determined to compete in it again this season.

"We've all seen how big the Champions League nights are and it would be nice to get back in the group stages but Reykjavik will be a tough away game and we need to play as well as we know we can,” he said.

"Playing in the Champions League has definitely been good for me in terms of exposure. But it's been good for all of us and for the club too.”

3) Rangers reject Baniyas offer for Bilel Moshni

Rangers have turned down a bid from Baniyas for Bilel Moshni today.

Baniyas are understood to be interested in the versatile Turkish man, but Rangers are keen to keep him at Ibrox and will offer him a new contract in the near future.

It will then be up to the player where his future lies, as the Abu Dhabi side are expected to make a repeat bid to try and tempt Rangers to allow the 26-year-old to leave.

4) Nicky Law promises to be more consistent this year

Nicky Law has ensured Rangers fans that he will maintain his top form for the entire season, as Ally McCoist's men look for back-to-back promotions this campaign.

Law was superb in the Light Blues’ opening to their title winning season last season, but 2014 so far has seen his form dip and he is now determined to prove that he can return to his best.

“I dropped off,” Law admitted. “I didn’t want to, I just didn’t hit the heights. I knew it myself but I just couldn’t get it back.

"The season dragged on with the league being won so early and everyone needed a break.

“I felt back to my old self in the two matches [in pre-season] and with the new lads coming in it’s given everyone a lift.

“Everyone is fresh and bang on it for an exciting league that will be much closer than last season.”

5) Aberdeen have missed on Zeli Ismael

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger, Zeli Ismael, has opted to join Notts County over Aberdeen, leaving the Dons to look elsewhere for incoming players this summer.

Ismael had been expected to complete a move to Aberdeen last week, but talks stalled and the fleet-footed wideman has now chosen to stay in England with League One.

It is a step up in quality for Ismael, who was sent out on loan to play at Burton in League Two last season, but Aberdeen will be disappointed to miss out on one of their top summer targets.

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