Scottish Gossip: Hearts, Rangers, Aberdeen, Celtic, Ross County

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Rangers are linked with a move for former French international defender Rod Fanni, the 34-year-old having been at Charlton on loan for the second half of last season. (Daily Record)

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is demanding that the SFA provide "firm evidence" that Jamie Walker took a dive as he stands by the player, who says there was contact in Sunday's penalty incident against Celtic. (Sun)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton is chasing a forward and a defender and hopes to have a new addition to his squad within 48 hours, stressing that it won't be Newcastle youngster Adam Armstrong, who had been linked with a move to Ibrox. (Herald)

Eoghan O'Connell is determined to make the most of his early season opportunity at Celtic, having had a glimpse of the first team this time last year only to fade from the picture. (The National)

Ahead of tonight's visit to Ayr United, Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean says a League Cup run is crucial for the Pittodrie club. (Press & Journal)

Celtic coach John Kennedy is urging winger James Forrest to agree a new contract with the Scottish champions. (Evening Times)

Motherwell defender Stephen McManus says team-mate Marvin Johnson is too good for League One in England and could make his mark in the Championship down south. (Sun, print edition)

Furious manager Neil Lennon says Hibs need to be "more resolute" following a 3-1 home loss to Queen of the South in the League Cup. (Daily Mail)

Hearts' Conor Sammon is sure he can form a good understanding with fellow forward Tony Watt, saying his partner's style allows him to play on the last defender. (Scotsman)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is delighted to report that there has been no interest from elsewhere in his star trio of Niall McGinn, Adam Rooney and Jonny Hayes. (Evening Express)

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is backing Joe Dodoo to fill the gap left by an injury to last season's top scorer Martyn Waghorn, who is set to find out the extent of a hamstring injury. (Daily Mail)

St Johnstone midfielder Danny Swanson likes the newly-formatted League Cup, calling it "a breath of fresh air". (Herald)

Ross County defender Andrew Davies is committed to the Dingwall club for this season, having previously asked for a release due to family reasons. (Press & Journal)

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