Scottish football transfer rumours: Rangers have Docherty bid knocked back, Celtic loan out defender, Hearts and Hibs linked with Tim Cahill

RANGERS have had a bid knocked back for Hamilton’s Greg Docherty, according to the Daily Record.

The £300,000 offer is thought to be well short of the valuation the Lanarkshire side have placed on the 21-year-old.

Former Accies boss Alex Neil, now in charge at Preston, is also in the running to secure the midfielder’s signature.

Hamilton’s Greg Docherty celebrates at full time (SNS Group)

Hearts boss Craig Levein hopes to sign a new striker before their Scottish Cup clash with Hibs on Sunday, according to the Edinburgh Evening News.

Talks are ongoing over the potential arrival of Steven Naismith, while a deal for Dutch striker Leon de Kogel, currently at Go Ahead Eagles, has stalled.

The two clubs have failed to agree terms for the 26-year-old. (Daily Record)

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Australian veteran Tim Cahill is on the look out for a new club, and could be heading for Edinburgh.

Reports down under suggest that both Hearts and Hibs have been sounded out by his agents over a potential move.

It come as Cahill’s former club Millwall say he is not on their radar, despite speculation surrounding a potential return to The Den. (The World Game)

Australia international Tim Cahill (Matt King/Getty Images)

Celtic have confirmed that Eric Sviatchenko has returned to Denmark, joining former club FC Midtjylland on loan until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old had fallen out of favour, and hopes to make a return to the Danish national squad in time for this summer’s World Cup. (Celtic FC)

The Hoops face a blow as Stuart Armstrong is set for a spell on the sidelines after undergoing a hernia operation (The Scotsman)

Motherwell have added Tom Aldred to their ranks.

The defender, who previously had a spell at Inverness, joins on loan from Bury.

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