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

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New Sunderland manager David Moyes claims he snubbed Celtic because he wanted to manage in England again. (Sun)

Meanwhile, Moyes feels cash-rich clubs in England's Premier League are being forced to pay over the odds in the transfer market. (Herald)

Striker Moussa Dembele understands the expectations on him at new club Celtic and has asked fans to be "patient" with him as he seeks his first goal. (Daily Mail)

Moussa Dembele
Frenchman Dembele joined Celtic from Fulham this summer

Aston Villa say there have been no further bids from Celtic for forward Scott Sinclair with four offers, including the most recent bid of £2.8m, turned down. (Herald)

Birmingham City face competition - thought to be from an English League One club - to sign Dundee winger Greg Stewart, having had an offer for the player rejected on Monday. (Evening Telegraph)

With Celtic captain Scott Brown expecting the defending Premiership champions' biggest challenge to come from Aberdeen and Hearts, Rangers skipper Lee Wallace insists his side will be "highly competitive". (Herald)

Fulham have told Norwich City that Scotland striker Ross McCormack, 29, will not leave for less than his £15m buyout clause. (GetWestLondon)

Ross McCormack
On the move? Scotland's McCormack has been heavily linked with Norwich

Kilmarnock rejected Oldham Athletic's bid for forward Josh Magennis, insisting it was too low. (Daily Record)

Killie captain Stevie Smith admits it will be difficult to rid the club of the persistent negativity that has dogged it in recent years. (Herald)

Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster says "real box office with the likes of Brendan Rodgers at Celtic and Joey Barton at Rangers" makes for an exciting Premiership season. (National)

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