Football transfers rumours and gossip: Bruno Alves set to join Rangers, McDonald plays last game for Motherwell, Celtic’s Griffiths and Rodgers kiss and make up

One of these men could be on his way to Ibrox (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)
One of these men could be on his way to Ibrox (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

RANGERS boss Pedro Caixinha is set to make Bruno Alves his first signing at the club, according to the Scottish Sun.

The Portuguese defender, who lifted the Euro 2016 trophy last summer, is reportedly close to making the switch from Serie A side Cagliari.

The 35-year-old would be the first of many expected signings for the club this summer, with Ryan Jack, Kenny McLean and former Gers star Steven Naismith also targets.

Also at Ibrox, the Daily Record report that Caixinha and Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes have ‘declared a truce’, sharing a glass of wine after the Dons’ win at Ibrox.

Kissing and making up too are Leigh Griffiths and Brendan Rodgers after a touchline falling-out in Celtic’s 5-0 win over Partick Thistle last night.

Griffiths wasn’t happy at being substituted, but Rodgers has consigned the spat to history, reports the Daily Mail.

Motherwell striker Scott McDonald has played his last game for the club, according to the Daily Record.

The Steelmen secured their Premiership status on Wednesday night but the Australian striker is thought to have chosen not to trigger a one-year extension to his contract.

Dundee United’s Paul Dixon says the play-off clash with Falkirk is on a ‘knife-edge’.

In today’s edition of The Courier, the defender admits it’s all to play for as the teams square off tonight.

Danny Swanson tells the Edinburgh Evening News that he pretended to be a Hearts fan during his time at Tynecastle to get the fans on-side.

He’s moving to his real boyhood heroes Hibs from St Johnstone.

Frontman Scott Boden will rejoin the Inverness squad for their crucial last-day clash with Motherwell.

The striker has missed the Highlanders’ last two games with a knock but has now handed Richie Foran a boost ahead of Saturday’s visit of Well by declaring himself fit.

Caley Thistle – who do have keeper Owain Fon Williams (groin) out along with long-term absentees Carl Tremarco, Aaron Doran and Josh Meekings (all knee) – realistically need to beat the Fir Park side and hope Hamilton slip up against Dundee if they are to avoid automatic relegation.

On-loan Kilmarnock duo Luke Hendrie and Sean Longstaff may have played their last games for the club after both were ruled doubtful for Saturday’s final game of the season against Ross County.

Burnley full-back Hendrie has a tight hamstring while Newcastle midfielder Longstaff is suffering with a dead leg.

Kris Boyd is rovering well from his tidy-up knee operation and should be fit in time for pre-season. Namesake Scott Boyd also remains out with a foot injury.

The goalkeeping situation at Manchester United continues to dominate the column inches down south, with Ederson the latest name to be touted as David De Gea’s replacement.

De Gea has been linked with an Old Trafford exit this summer and the Manchester Evening News is reporting United are looking at the Benfica stopper.

But the Daily Star claims Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak is the number one target and United are preparing a £40million bid.

To add further interest to the saga, Goal is reporting Real Madrid – the likeliest destination for De Gea – are keen to take Oblak across the city.

Chelsea will arm Antonio Conte with a £200million transfer kitty this summer and the Italian will spend over £40million of it on Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to the Telegraph.

The Sun is reporting Crystal Palace will make a double swoop for Manchester City duo Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy.

Kelechi Iheanacho and Nolito could also be leaving the Etihad Stadium as City try and make room for an attempt to bring Alexis Sanchez in from Arsenal, according to the Daily Express.

Southampton boss Claude Puel’s days are numbered, amid claims of a mutiny in the Daily Mirror. A number of top stars at St Mary’s are reportedly unhappy with the Frenchman’s management style.