Celtic transfer news: Aberdeen boss SNUBS Scott McKenna proposal, Swansea and Hull keen

Celtic are keen to bring McKenna to the club before the August 31 transfer deadline.

Express Sport understands they are also eyeing a deal for Wolfsburg’s Jeffrey Bruma.

But Brendan Rodgers looks likely to miss out on McKenna after an opening bid was rejected by Aberdeen.

Speaking in his press conference today, Dons manager Derek McInnes – himself formerly a Celtic target – said if McKenna does leave it will be to an English club.

World Cup 2018: England vs. Croatia semifinal odds, lines, expert picks, and top insider predictions,live updates,live streaming, watch online

World Cup 2018: England vs. Croatia semifinal odds, lines, expert picks, and top insider predictions,live updates

Croatia and England- two nations who have been waiting years to put right the bitter memories of World Cup semi-final defeats will face each other on Wednesday in Moscow with the chance to finally go one step further.

England’s last appearance at this stage was in 1990 when they lost in a penalty shootout to West Germany in Turin while eight years later, in their first World Cup as an independent nation, Croatia lost to hosts and eventual winners France.

Croatia XI: Danijel Subasic; Vedran Corluka, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic; Ivan Rakitic, Marcelo Brozovic; Ante Rebic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic; Mario Mandzukic

England XI: Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane

While many outsiders view that unexpected Croatian run to the last four as a great success, inside the country many share the view of the team’s then manager Miroslav Blazevic that it was a missed opportunity.

England too left Italy 28 years ago feeling that the team featuring Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne could have gone all the way.

But neither side are in a mood for nostalgia or using the past as motivation.

While Croatian players, who have been asked constantly about the generation of 1998 and never fail to express their admiration for the likes of Zvonimir Boban and Davor Suker, those comparisons are a weight they feel is unneeded.

“We are not putting more pressure on ourselves with what happened in 1998,” said midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

England’s loss in 1990 was turned into a documentary film and has become a fabled part of the country’s “52 years of pain” since their 1966 World Cup triumph.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona’s celebrations steal the show as Argentina beat Nigeria

FIFA World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona’s celebrations steal the show as Argentina beat Nigeria

As Argentina secured the final 16th spot in the 2018 World Cup knockouts stage defeating Nigeria in a 2-1 win, it was not the star players on the field that got everyone talking on Twitter. Football legend Maradona garnered all the attention from the stands and meme-makers are having a gala time.

Diego Maradona roared and gesticulated through every anguished second of Argentina’s rollercoaster World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday before triggering alarm with a health scare after the final whistle.

Lionel Messi may have dominated the on-field action in Saint Petersburg, but from his VIP box in the stands Maradona reigned supreme as the undisputed centre of attention.

The 57-year-old football legend started the evening dancing playfully with a female Nigeria fan, saluting and waving to well-wishers applauding him in the moments before kick-off.

After a humiliating defeat in previous encounter and a tame draw in their group opener, Argentina finally won a thrilling match against Nigeria and secured their place in the next round. Staring at elimination, skipper Lionel Messi rose up to the occasion and put Argentina ahead in the 14th minute. But Nigeria equalised through a Victor Moses penalty in the 51st minute.

And while all this action on the field kept millions of fans around the world glued to their screens, it was legend Diego Maradona who stole the show from the stands.

Mexico Shocks Germany 2018 FIFA world cup

Mexico Shocks Germany 2018 FIFA world cup

Hirving Lozano was the hero for Mexico as he scored the winner. Germany had the majority of possession in the second half where they were chasing the game but Mexican defenders stood like a rock and successfully defended the slender lead.

Lozano’s strike had helped Mexico take a 1-0 lead over defending champions Germany at halftime. The first half saw a flurry of chances fall for both Germany and Mexico.

However, it was Lozano’s perfectly taken shot that gave Mexico the lead in the 35th minute. Germany’s Toni Kroos struck a fine free-kick that was brilliantly saved by Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa

Germany came out all guns blazing in the second half, in search of the equaliser, but failed to penetrate Mexican defence as they suffered a 0-1 defeat in their opening Group F match. Hirving Lozano’s brilliant goal in the 35th minute gave Mexico a 1-0 lead at half-time break, and they defended the solitary goal till the end to register a memorable victory over the four-time champions.

Germany, the defending World Cup champion, has won the tournament four times, and was expected to seriously challenge for a fifth crown in Russia. But the Germans seemed flummoxed by the Mexicans’ speed and directness in the first half, and they couldn’t find a reply to Lozano’s goal.

The largely pro-Mexican crowd willed their team to victory in the final 20 minutes, when they gave up theinitiative but never surrendered.

put off by Mexico’s initiative, its willingness to attack in numbers and, perhaps most important, by its speed.

Lozano’s goal was the product of one such burst in the 35th minute. Led wide, and forward, by a pass from striker Javier Hernandez, Lozano turned Germany right back Joshua Kimmich inside out as he cut into the penalty area and pulled a right-footed shot inside goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s right post.

Germany will have work to do now, with games against Sweden and South Korea to come. But it has given up the wheel in the group to Mexico, which arrived in Russia with its most talented, most experienced, most highly regarded team in years. It surely now feels anything must be possible.