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Celtic are tracking 19-year-old Hamilton Academical full-back Stephen Hendrie, who is also being watched by QPR, Swansea City and West Ham United. (The Sun)

Celtic are weighing up a move for 27-year-old former Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey, who is out of contract with English League One outfit Preston North End in the summer. (Daily Express)

Celtic defender Marcus Fraser, who spent the first half of the season with Cowdenbeath, could join Ross County after the 20-year-old trained with the Dingwall outfit. (Daily Express, print edition)

Islam Feruz, the Scotland Under-21 and former Celtic striker who says he does not wish to be considered for the national team at present, is likely to join Cardiff City on loan from Chelsea after a change of heart - and agent. (The Herald, print edition)

Chris Humphrey in action for Preston
Chris Humphrey is reportedly attracting interest from Celtic

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has declared that his side are back on the Scottish Premiership title track after their convincing 2-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. (The Herald)

Bobby Madden is likely to be named referee for the Scottish League Cup semi-final between Celtic and Rangers. (The Sun, print edition)

American businessman Robert Sarver may have made his move for control of Rangers too late because of the investments of the Three Bears group and Dave King.(The Scotsman)

Former Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston has urged Robert Sarver to reveal the true motives behind his plan to pump £18m into the troubled Ibrox club. (Daily Record)

Rangers shareholder Dave King has told football club chairman Sandy Easdale he should be making a £500,000 donation to Rangers rather than a loan for making a "mess" of the club.(Daily Record)

Dundee United have announced profits of more than £1m last year, the club's annual accounts revealing a huge £900,000 rise on the previous year with a total net profit of £1.218m. (Daily Record)

Dundee United are under no pressure to sell winger Gary Mackay-Steven despite expected interest during January for the Scotland winger. (The Herald, print edition)

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
Aaron Taylor-Sinclair is struggling to make an impact with Wigan Athletic

Gary Mackay-Steven, who is out of contract in the summer, has urged Dundee United not to sell him during the January transfer window. (Daily Record, print edition)

Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston admits he would love to bring striker Kris Boyd back to the club for Rangers but admits the Ayrshire outfit are struggling for money. (Daily Record, print edition)

Argentine brothers Ricardo and Sebastian Pini could move to bring midfielder Fabian Yantorno back to Paisley should they be successful in their takeover bid for St Mirren. (The Sun, print edition)

Winger Jeffrey Monakana has returned to Brighton at the end of his loan spell with Aberdeen.(Sports Mole)

Wigan Athletic are poised to send Aaron Taylor-Sinclair out on loan to Barnsley for the rest of the season after the summer signing from Partick Thistle failed to become a first-team regular. (The Sun, print edition)

The Scottish FA's compliance officer is considering taking action against James McFadden for a gesture made by the St Johnstone forward after his red card against Hamilton Academical on Sunday.(Daily Record)

Falkirk are poised to sign John Baird after the striker left Scottish Championship rivals Queen of the South. (Daily Express, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Coach Paul Collingwood says Scotland must match the fighting spirit of Ireland to make their mark at next month's cricket World Cup. (The Herald, print edition)

Jamie Murray and Australian partner John Peers started the new year in great form by defeating the number one seeds, Julien Roger (Netherlands) and Horia Tecau (Romanica) 6-3 6-4 to move into the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International. (The Herald, print edition)

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