Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers, Moult, Stokes, Hibs, Lambert

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has tipped Aberdeen counterpart Derek McInnes to one day be in charge of a top English club. (National - subscription required)

Aberdeen may field 16-year-old midfielder Dean Campbell against Celtic on Friday evening due to a spate of injuries. (Daily Record)

Rangers are keen to sign Motherwell striker Louis Moult, 24, as well as his Fir Park defensive team-mate Ben Heneghan, 23. (Sun)

Louis Moult
Moult has scored 35 goals since joining Motherwell in 2015

Well boss Stephen Robinson has refused to rule out letting Heneghan go. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile, Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha fears defender Danny Wilson could be out with a knee ligament injury when the Ibrox side are facing Europa League qualifiers early next season. (Herald - subscription required)

And Caixinha will be forced to escalate his summer recruitment drive in Wilson's absence. (Daily Mail)

There will be no close season or off season for Celtic's Australian midfielder Tom Rogic due to club and international commitments but the 24-year-old is embracing the busy schedule ahead of him. (Scotsman)

Kenny McLean, the Aberdeen midfielder with one Scotland cap to his name, will be happy to pull out of a trip to Las Vegas with friends if he is called up for the national team's 10 June meeting with England. (Daily Record)

Anthony Stokes is closing in on a third spell at Hibernian with Easter Road head coach Neil Lennon keen to bring the Blackburn Rovers striker back to Edinburgh. (Sun)

Anthony Stokes
Stokes scored twice in Hibs' Scottish Cup final win over Rangers last year

Former Dundee United midfielder Andy McLaren believes the stakes are as high now for the Tangerines in their pursuit of promotion via the play-offs as they were when he helped United get into the top flight in 1996. (Herald - subscription required)

But Greenock Morton, who United lead 2-1 at the midway stage of their quarter-final, are not happy to simply accept a pat on the back for reaching the play-offs ahead of Friday's second leg at Tannadice, according to Cappielow midfielder Ross Forbes. (Herald - subscription required)

Scot Paul Lambert could quit as Wolves manager over plans for agent Jorge Mendes to handle the club's transfers. (Daily Telegraph)

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