Scottish Gossip: Fifa to rule on Dundee v Celtic, Kilmarnock's Kiltie

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Fifa tell Dundee and Celtic that they could have final say on a proposed Premiership meeting in the United States. (Various)

NFL side Philadelphia Eagles say they are ready to host the Dundee v Celtic clash at their Lincoln Financial Field home, which has a near 70,000 capacity. (Sun)

Celtic could beat Dinamo Zagreb to the January signing of Rijeka defender Marko Leskovic, with the Croatian champions facing a possible transfer embargo. (Sun)

Motherwell chairman Brian McCafferty is stepping down, with the 68-year-old having taken up the post in January. (Various)

Kilmarnock teenager Greg Kiltie, who is out of contract in January, is attracting interest from Brentford and Reading. (Times)

Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen is furious as red tape threatens to scupper Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima's agreed move to Tannadice. (Various)

Striker Dani Lopez will learn today if he has a future at Inverness CT following an alleged spitting incident in an Under-20s match. (Various)

Leigh Griffiths and Nadir Ciftci could form a potent partnership in attack for Celtic, according to former striker Pierre van Hooijdonk. (Various)

Leigh Griffiths and Nadir Ciftci
Celtic strikers Leigh Griffiths and Nadir Ciftci rarely play together

And Dutchman Van Hooijdonk says his former team can use their "physical presence" to get the better of Ajax tomorrow. (Daily Mail)

Versatile Charlie Mulgrew is fit and raring to go for Celtic, having been on the sidelines since mid-September due to a thigh injury. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock winger Rory McKenzie is facing a lay off until January with a hamstring injury. (Herald)

Hearts will wear a third kit emblazoned with the names of more than 8,000 fans who pledged money to the Foundation of Hearts when they meet Motherwell on Saturday. (Daily Mail)

Celtic plan unveil a statute in tribute to former captain and manager Billy McNeill before their match against Motherwell on 19 December. (Various)

Hibs manager Alan Stubbs is glad to have a free weekend so midfielder John McGinn can have a well-earned rest, having started the last 17 games for the club. (Scotsman)

Former SFA performance director Mark Wotte has landed a five-year deal to take up a similar role with Morocco. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland lock Richie Gray thinks his move from Castres to French rivals Toulouse is the perfect challenge to take his career up a level. (Scotsman)

Edinburgh back Greig Tonks says the squad at Murrayfield is now strong enough to challenge in Europe and the Pro12. (Times)

Jamie Murray reckons Belgian number one David Goffin will carry the "mental scars" of his recent 6-1, 6-0 loss to his brother Andy in Paris into the Davis Cup final. (Daily Record)

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