The latest news and gossip from around Scottish football. 

Ryan Kent could still be farmed out on loan

Rangers target Ryan Kent may still be loaned out by Liverpool this season, claims his representatives.

The former Gers winger was left out of Jurgen Klopp's 29-man training camp squad for their journey to France.

Manager Klopp recently ruled out a loan switch after insisting that 22-year-old Kent is at an age where he must be "settled".

However, according to Leeds Live, Kent's camp believe he may still be allowed to leave on loan - despite the Reds hoping for a £10m transfer fee this summer. (Leeds Live)

Man City's bid for Celtic target rejected

Reports in Ecuador claim the English Premier League champions have had a bid for Jose Cifuentes booted into touch.

The midfielder is a target for Pep Guardiola's men as well as the Hoops and the former lodged an official bid for the player earlier this month.

However reports claim Universidad Católica del Ecuador have knocked back the deal on the table. (Local reports)

Celtic 'keen on Newcastle goalie'

Former Aberdeen and Kilmarnock loanee Freddie Woodman is attracting interest from Celtic.

With Craig Gordon heading into the final year of his Parkhead deal, Neil Lennon may want cover for current number one Scott Bain.

Woodman has both English Championship and Scottish Premiership experience and could be the ideal fit to compete with Bain, should Gordon not be offered a new contract.

Though Lennon did recently confirm he is willing to give the ex-Sunderland stopper a shot at regaining the gloves by playing him in the second-leg of this evening's Champions League qualifier against Nomme Kalju. (Chronicle Live)

Rangers must do talking on the pitch insists skipper Tavernier

James Tavernier will tell his players to stay off social media and focus on the job in hand ahead of the biggest season of their lives as they attempt to stop Celtic winning nine league titles in a row.

The message to the entire dressing is going to be to stay faithful to the old cliché of footballers doing their talking on the park because otherwise they would be inviting more pressure on them, which is the last thing the Ibrox club needs.

Asked what he would say to any player about what is about to him then, Tavernier said: “It can vary. You can tell them to stay off social media. A lot of things can be said on there and you don’t want to put your head in a different place.

“You want to stay focused on the job in hand. It will be a team effort. We want to achieve the same things and we can’t get caught up in anything else. During the 90 minutes fans might want us to attack all the time, which we like to do, but sometimes we need to shut up shop and keep possession.

“That’s where talking to the lads and keeping to the system will come in handy. You try and stay out of the limelight as much as you can.”

Kieran Tierney would do well at Arsenal says Virgil Van Dijk

Liverpool hero and ex-Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk reckons Kieran Tierney would be more than able to cut it down south.

The Dutchman knows full well how tough the transition can be from playing Scottish Premiership opposition one week to some of the world's greatest the next.

But though Van Dijk says KT will have to up his game, he believes the left-back has the tools to do so.

He said: “It is not an easy step to make and you have to play well to do it.

“But he has the qualities.”