Old Firm latest: West Brom to bid £7 million for Celtic ace, Rangers dealt Mohsni blow

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1) West Brom in £7 million swoop for Kris Commons

West Bromwich Albion are set to bid £7 million for Celtic star Kris Commons, according to reports.

Commons has established himself as one of the Bhoys key players over recent seasons, but if they are to drop out of the Champions League – as seems likely after a 4-1 first-leg defeat to Legia Warsaw – there is a feeling that they may have to cash on the 30-year-old.

The fee that the English Premier League side are proposing is a considerable amount of money and, although he managed 27 goals last season, Celtic may be forced to sell.

2) Ronny Deila determined to qualify for the Champions League

Celtic manager Ronny Deila still hasn’t given up hope of making it through to the next round of the Champions League.

The Scottish champions were humbled last week, when they were hammered 4-1 by Legia Warsaw, but Deila hasn’t given up hope of making an unlikely turnaround when the two side’s meet at Parkhead tomorrow.

“Celtic have been in the Champions League for many years now and it's an important aspect for the club, myself and the players,” he said.

"I can assure you the players really want this and we will do everything we can on Wednesday. The boys are really looking forward to it but we have to work on our performance."

"I think there are things that we can do better that we did in Poland and with the crowd we have at Murrayfield it is going to be very good."

3) Bilel Mohsni red-card stands

Rangers will be without Bilel Mohsni for the first two games of their competitive season, after the Tunisian international picked up a red card in a friendly against Derby County.

The utility man, famed for his fiery temperament, was sent off for headbutting Derby’s Chris Martin in the ‘Gers 2-0 pre-season defeat and is now set to miss the start of the season.

The act of aggression annoyed Ally McCoist so badly that he has had to hold a meeting with the former Southend man, but all seems to have been resolved between the pair now.

4) Alan Stubbs ‘can’t wait’ for Rangers clash

Hibernian manager, Alan Stubbs, says that he cannot wait for his side’s game against Rangers, which takes place tonight.

Hibs take on Ally McCoist’s men in the Petrofac Training Cup later this evening and Stubbs says that they will relish the challenge of facing off against Rangers.

“I personally can’t wait for it,” Stubbs said. “I am looking forward to it and speaking on behalf of the players, I know they are."

“It’s a brilliant opportunity for us to go and show people what great strides we have made in such a short space of time.”

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