Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Motherwell, St Johnstone & Inverness CT

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila has no intention of selling Norway midfielder Stefan Johansen, recently linked with Aston Villa. (Various)

Motherwell want £1m for winger Marvin Johnson, with Bournemouth ready to make a bid for the 25-year-old. (Daily Mail)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright says Michael O'Halloran will stay at McDiarmid Park unless Rangers increase their offer for the forward significantly. (Daily Record)

The Perth Saints are lining up a pre-contract move for Falkirk midfielder Blair Alston. (Daily Record)

Anthony Stokes aims use his loan spell at Hibs to win over Ronny Deila after claiming the Celtic boss does not rate him. (Various)

Celtic stall on a new deal for Charlie Mulgrew, with the versatile 29-year-old dogged by injuries this season. (Daily Mail)

Romanian central defender Andrei Cordos is on trial at Dundee United as West Ham teenager Kyle Knoyle prepares to join the Premiership strugglers on loan. (Daily Express)

Alloa chairman Mike Mulraney, a member of the SPFL board, defends plans for facial recognition cameras at stadiums, saying they will protect well behaved fans. (Daily Record)

Blackpool and Shrewsbury are chasing Partick Thistle midfielder Abdul Osman, who has been offered a contract extension at Firhill. (Daily Mail)

Manager Mark McGhee thinks Motherwell can provide the perfect platform for emerging talent from the biggest clubs in England. (Various)

Kevin Thomson will join Hibs for a third spell today, the midfielder signing until the end of the season and coaching the club's under-17s and under-15s. (Scotsman)

Hearts will make a decision on teenager Alfred Hammond, with the Ghanaian teenager having trained with the Edinburgh club this week. (Sun)

New Inverness CT forward Alex Fisher is facing two months on the sidelines after chipping a bone in his ankle. (Daily Record)

Caley Thistle could bring back striker Edward Ofere, who is a free agent after leaving Turkish side Boluspor. (Sun)

St Johnstone fans reacted angrily to a feature on the official SPFL website which carried a mock-up picture of Michael O'Halloran in a Rangers jersey. (Sun)

Italian Serie B outfit Pro Vercelli confirm their interest in Hibs striker Dominique Malonga but say he is just one of several targets. (Sun)

Raith Rovers are in talks with released Dundee United forward Aidan Connolly. (Daily Record)

A St Mirren supporters' group has submitted a conditional offer to take over the Championship club. (The National)

Dumbarton will request a postponement of their visit to Raith Rovers following the sudden death of long-serving chief executive Gilbert Lawrie. (Scotsman)

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