Celtic and Rangers transfer news: Warburton outlines how many signings he still wants, former loanee on Gers' radar

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

A select round-up of the latest news involving Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers and Brendan Rodgers' Hoops.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton

Despite bringing nine new faces to Ibrox this summer, Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told the Daily Record that he wishes to sign a defender and a striker before the window shuts.

"We have three full-backs and three centre-backs. We need cover so we'd like another defender and a striker," he told the Record.

Rangers' Dominic Ball celebrates at the end of the matchDominic Ball during his loan spell with Rangers

The man that Warburton hopes to fill the defensive void could well be Tottenham youngster Dominic Ball, according to The Scottish Sun.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a hugely impressive season-long loan with the Gers last term, and The Scottish Sun claims that he is once again on their wishlist of potential targets. 

Meanwhile, Jason Holt has claimed that the summer signings that Rangers have made have inspired the squad that guided them to promotion last year to raise their game, The Scottish Sun reports.

"We have brought in new players and the level has been really high. That will result in standards rising," he told The Scottish Sun.

"I think the players who were here last season have taken it up a notch."

Rangers' Barrie McKay (R) in action with Livingston's Jackson LongridgeBarrie McKay

One of the players who have arrived this summer, Josh Windass has told The Scottish Sun that he is certain that Barrie McKay has the ability to play in the Premier League, though he did insist that he wants him to stay at Ibrox for as long as possible. 

"I don't think there is any doubt he could play in the Premier League and do well. He is a Rangers player and I'm hopeful he will stay here for a long time," he told The Scottish Sun.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conferenceKolo Toure

Kolo Toure has signed a one-year deal at Celtic but will not be a part of the squad that will travel to Astana for their Champions League third qualifying round tie, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed to the Daily Mail.

"I would think that Wednesday would be too soon for Kolo. I'd probably be looking more towards next weekend, give him some game time against Barcelona to assess where he's at," he told the Mail.

The centre-back becomes the Hoops' second signing of the summer following Moussa Dembele, and links up with Rodgers for a second time, having previously worked with him at Liverpool.

Finally, Blackburn Rovers striker Anthony Stokes has admitted to the Daily Mail that he is not happy about how his time at Parkhead came to an end. 

The forward left for Ewood Park earlier this summer after falling out of favour with the Bhoys and spending much of his final season with the club on loan at Hibernian, and he has conceded that he wishes that it had ended differently.

"I had a great time at Celtic, six really enjoyable years," he told the Mail. "The way it finished - that wasn't the way I wanted to leave the club."

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