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Linas Pilibaitis in action for Hearts
Former Hearts loan player Pilibaitis scored twice for Kaunas

FBK Kaunas secured a comfortable first leg victory in the first stage of Champions League qualifiers and look set to face Rangers in the next round.

The Lithuanian outfit cruised to a 4-1 win in Andorra against Santa Coloma.

Linas Pilibaitis, who had a loan spell at Hearts, netted twice for the visitors, as did Brazilian forward Rafael Rodrigues Ledesma.

The second leg is played on 22 July, with the winners travel ... Read more »

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Celtic defender Bobo Balde
Balde played just four games for Celtic last season

Celtic will allow defender Bobo Balde to leave on a free transfer, if he can find a suitable deal elsewhere.

The 32-year-old Guinea international has a year of his contract to run but has not been a first team regular under manager Gordon Strachan.

Bolton were keen on the centre half in January but Balde picked up an injury at the African Nations Cup.

This time last year, Balde turned down an approach from Sunderland, who were prepared to pay ... Read more »

Category: SPL News | Views: 769 | Added by: cfc_mikee_cfc | Date: 16-Jul-2008 | Comments (0)

Charlie Mulgrew in action for Southend United
Mulgrew played 20 games for Southend United last season

Aberdeen have signed former Celtic left-back Charlie Mulgrew from Wolves.

The 22-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at Pittodrie after turning down an offer from Swindon Town.

Mulgrew, a regular for Scotland at Under-21 level, moved to Molineux in August 2006 as part of the deal which saw Lee Naylor move to Celtic Park.

However, Mulgrew managed just nine appearances for Wolves and was shipped out to Southen ... Read more »

Category: Transfer News | Views: 791 | Added by: cfc_mikee_cfc | Date: 16-Jul-2008 | Comments (0)

Chris Maguire celebrates a goal
Maguire is hoping to start more matches for Aberdeen

Aberdeen striker Chris Maguire has signed a contract extension to remain at the club until 2011.

The 19-year-old signed for the Dons in January 2005 and made his first-team debut against Celtic in May 2006.

Maguire told the club website: "There's no better place to learn than here and my main objective is to establish myself as a first-team regular."

The teenager scored four league goals in 14 appearances last season and featu ... Read more »
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Gabriel Tamas in action for Romania
Tamas was impressive for Romania at Euro 2008

Celtic are exploring a possible move for Romanian international defender Gabriel Tamas from Auxerre.

Sources close to the player have told BBC Sport that a meeting will take place in Paris between the 24-year-old and the clubs on Thursday.

However, Celtic have refused to comment on any transfer targets.

Tamas, who has 35 caps, signed for Auxerre from Spartak Moscow last summer and the French club are thought to be seeking a fee of around £3.5m ... Read more »

Category: Transfer News | Views: 746 | Added by: cfc_mikee_cfc | Date: 16-Jul-2008 | Comments (0)