Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Sinclair, McNair, Dundee, Stewart

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Celtic are lining up a fifth bid for Aston Villa forward Scott Sinclair with the Scottish champions hoping the offer of around £3m will be enough. (Daily Record)

Galatasaray will this week reignite their interest in Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen. (Sun)

Burnley have joined Celtic in the race to sign Manchester United midfielder Paddy McNair. (Daily Record)

Paddy McNair
McNair, 21, has made over 20 appearances for United

Northern Ireland assistant coach Austin McPhee believes McNair would be a huge asset to Celtic. (Scotsman)

Dundee have rejected a £300,000 bid from Birmingham City for winger Greg Stewart. (Sun)

Rangers' Danny Wilson is determined to fight for his place at Ibrox as manager Mark Warburton seeks to bolster his defensive options. (National)

Wilson's team-mate Kenny Miller insists Rangers are in the right shape for the Scottish Premiership, the forward saying: "There's no doubt we are ready for the season ahead." (Herald)

Miller admits Celtic are bigger in numbers but still reckons Rangers can emerge on top this season. (Daily Record)

Kenny Miller
Miller has won four top-flight titles in Scotland

Nir Bitton is unlikely to feature for Celtic against FC Astana in Wednesday's Champions League third qualifying round second leg in Glasgow, with the score tied at 1-1, after picking up a suspected medial ligament injury against Barcelona in Saturday's friendly. (Herald)

But midfielder Bitton is ready to play through the pain barrier to help Celtic reach the play-off round. (Daily Mail)

And the 24-year-old has dismissed suggestions that he would leave Celtic for either England or Spain. (Sun)

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