Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Dundee United, Michael McGovern

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Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern is set to join Norwich after turning down a new deal at Hamilton Accies. (Sunday Mail)

Martyn Waghorn, on target for Rangers in their win over Motherwell yesterday, insists he is no rush to leave Ibrox, having turned down the offer of a new contract. (Sunday Mail)

Nir Bitton is a fitness worry for Celtic's return leg against Lincoln Red Imps, the Israel midfielder suffering from a hip problem. (Various)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers pours cold water on the idea of Charlie Mulgrew being offered a new deal to stay on, saying he has not spoken to the versatile Scotland international. (Sunday Mail)

And Rodgers deflects questions on his reported interest in Liverpool right-back Jon Flanagan. (Various)

Dundee United are poised to sign Dutch midfielder Nick van der Velden, with the 34-year-old released by Willem II last month. (Sun, print edition)

Blackburn Rovers have taken Faissal El Bakhtaoui on trial, with the striker rejecting new terms at Dunfermline. (Sun, print edition)

Faissal El Bakhtaoui
Faissal El Bakhtaoui scored 30 goals for the Pars last season

Rangers will continue to exploit the rules on cross-border transfers to sign up out-of-contract talent from English clubs for compensation fees, says boss Mark Warburton. (Various)

Alex Harris, in the final year of his Hibs contract, is desperate to impress new manager Neil Lennon after loan periods at Queen of the South and Dundee over the last 18 months. (Various)

Former Queen of the South manager James Fowler, 35, would like to return to coaching but is not ruling out being a player again after a run out for Stirling Albion. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

After beating Hamilton in the League Cup, Ayr United manager Ian McCall rounds on a section of visiting fans saying their calls for Accies boss Martin Canning to be sacked are ridiculous. (Various)

Peter Houston blasts his Falkirk players for treating Saturday's League Cup loss at Stirling Albion like a pre-season friendly. (Various)

Dumbarton have signed striker Josh Todd as a amateur to avoid paying compensation to Annan Athletic, where the 22-year-old has played for the past three seasons. (Scotland on Sunday)

Scotland will feature in the third division of the new Uefa Nations League after falling outside the top 50 ranking places. (Sun, print edition)

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