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English clubs keen on Motherwell’s Miller – gossip



Lennon Miller has scored twice in 29 appearances for Motherwell so far this season

Aston Villa and Bournemouth are both interested in 17-year-old Lennon Miller, but Motherwell are working to convince the midfielder to stay at the club at least until the end of his contract in 2025. (TeamTalk)external-link

Scotland manager Steve Clarke is considering calling up Liverpool’s teenage uncapped attacker Ben Doak for the Euro 2024 finals while Bristol City’s Ross McCrorie could be another inclusion. (Sun)external-link

Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley believes team-mate James Forrest deserves more respect and a Scotland recall for Euro 2024. (Herald – subscription)external-link

Daniel Kelly has rejected an initial contract offer from Celtic, but the 18-year-old midfielder remains in talks over a new deal. (Sky Sports)external-link

Striker Giorgos Giakoumakis says he left Celtic for Atlanta United because the Scottish champions refused to give him a pay rise. (Record)external-link

Northern Ireland defender Paddy McNair has confirmed he will be leaving Middlesbrough this summer and a move to Rangers is likely to appeal for the 29-year-old, who is a boyhood fan of the Ibrox side. (Belfast Telegraph)external-link

Hearts captain and forward Lawrence Shankland has “a duty and a responsibility to set myself up” as he approaches the final year of his contract. (Sun)external-link

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Red tape means there is no plan for Aberdeen’s new manager, Jimmy Thelin to move to Scotland early from Elsfsborg as things stand. (Press & Journal – subscription)external-link

St Johnstone’s on-loan midfielder Luke Robinson will not feature again this season, says McDiarmid Park manager Craig Levein. (Courier – subscription)external-link

Chris Kane, the 29-year-old striker who ended the season on loan to Dunfermline Athletic, admits he would be sad to leave St Johnstone but fears he might have to. (Courier – subscription)external-link

Livingston, whose relegation from the Scottish Premiership has been confirmed, “have not got the finances” of clubs like Dundee United or Hearts when they found themselves in the Championship, says manager David Martindale. (Edinburgh Evening News – subscription)external-link

Dundee and Kilmarnock have targeted 25-year-old striker Bruce Anderson, who is poised to leave Livingston this summer at the end of his contract. (Courier – subscription)external-link

Former Queen of the South manager Ian McCall is high on the Scottish League 1 club’s list to succeed the departed Marvin Bartley after masterminding Clyde’s great escape from the bottom of League 2, as is Danny Grainger, who has left Workington, and Annan Athletic’s Peter Murphy. (Record)external-link

Edinburgh City could be ejected from the SPFL over the same rules that cost Highland League champions Buckie Thistle a place in the SPFL play-off semi-final, namely falling short of Bronze License criteria. (Mail via Recordexternal-link)

Chennaiyin manager Owen Coyle is in talks to extend former Motherwell forward Connor Shields’ contract, having already handed a new deal to centre-half Ryan Edwards. (Record)external-link

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