Sad News: Celtic face SPFL transfer ban as in-demand Rangers captain to sign new contract

Domestic football is back and Celtic have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the league table today when they welcome Motherwell to Celtic Park.

The Hoops already have a eight point lead over Rangers in second place, who have a game in hand, with the Gers making the trip to Pittodrie to face Aberdeen on Sunday. Meanwhile, there are still plenty of transfer news stories doing the rounds as the January transfer window slowly approaches.

An English Premier League club are facing a potential transfer ban and that could have possible ramifications for Celtic this January. Elsewhere, a Rangers starlet appears to be closing in on a new Ibrox contract. Here are the latest Celtic and Rangers transfer news headlines on Saturday, November 25

former Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou could be at risk of landing a transfer ban after the English Football Association (FA) re-opened a case over Jermain Defoe’s move from Tottenham Hotspur to Portsmouth in 2008. Spurs have been accused of using an ‘unlicensed agent’ in negotiations and the FA are willing to investigate the case further if new evidence comes to light.

That possible transfer ban could have potential ramifications for Celtic with Postecoglou having consistently been linked with a few of his former players. Reo Hatate has been the most prominent name tipped with a move to North London since Postecoglou’s departure.

The Daily Record are reporting that Rangers will confirm Ross McCausland’s new long-term contract in the coming days. It is claimed that ‘broad terms’ over a new four-year deal have been agreed and there are ‘just some minor details’ to be ironed out

It is also claimed that the Ibrox board made an extension for the 20-year old their top priority and ‘have been locked in talks’ with his representatives for 10 days. Rangers boss Philippe Clement previously said “We are talking with him and I have a good feeling around it, but it needs to be on paper first…I have no idea about that (other clubs keen). That’s always something for the player and his agent.


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