Scottish Gossip: Rangers targets fly in, Celtic eye Iranian, Roberts talks, Scotland

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Mexican striker Eduardo Herrera, 28, landed in Glasgow on Sunday night ahead of a proposed move from Pumas to Rangers for a reported fee of £1.5 million. (Daily Record)

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha flew back to Glasgow from his native Portugal on Sunday night and brought two more potential signings - 23-year-old Vitoria de Setubal centre back Fabio Cardoso and 21-year-old Benfica B forward Dalcio - with him. (Scottish Sun)

Former Falkirk player Pedro Moutinho reckons Caixinha will pull off a masterstroke by pairing Cardoso with 35-year-old Bruno Alves at the centre of Rangers' defence. (Scottish Sun)

Dalcio (left) and Fabio Cardoso
Dalcio (left) and Fabio Cardoso could be about to sign for Rangers after arriving in Glasgow

Celtic are ready to offer Aberdeen £1.2m for winger Jonny Hayes in an attempt to fend of interest from Cardiff and Birmingham in the 29-year-old. (Daily Record)

And manager Brendan Rodgers is lining up 22-year-old Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun, currently with Russian side Rostov, as a possible replacement for Moussa Dembele should AC Milan and other clubs launch big-money bids for the French striker. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic are in talks with Manchester City over a proposed £5m deal for winger Patrick Roberts. (Herald print edition)

Former Kilmarnock striker Souleymane Coulibaly, who has gone AWOL from Al Ahly after five months, has criticised the Egyptian club on Twitter over how he has been treated. (Scottish Sun)

Peterhead midfielder Simon Ferry has praised his former Swindon team-mate Wes Foderingham's displays for Rangers, and says the keeper has come along way since the time he was told he could not get the team bus back from Preston by then manager Paolo Di Canio. (Scottish Sun)

SCOTLAND GOSSIP

Assistant manager Mark McGhee has tipped Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths to break his Scotland scoring duck against England at Hampden in Saturday's World Cup qualifier. (Daily Record)

Patrick Roberts
Celtic have opened talks with Manchester City over a deal for Patrick Roberts, who spent two seasons on loan at the Scottish champions

Steven Naismith is convinced England are beatable and says Scotland are confident of causing an upset. (Daily Record print edition)

And while Naismith says his former Everton team-mate John Stones will go on to be "one of the best" in the game, he is determined to take advantage of any mistakes the now-Manchester City defender makes when the pair meet at Hampden. (Scottish Sun)

Scotland defender Russell Martin rates Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney as one of the "best young full-backs in Europe". (Scottish Sun print edition)

Martin believes Scotland would have a better chance of beating England if they were not playing at Hampden, insisting Celtic Park and Ibrox would be better options in terms of atmosphere. (Herald print edition)

Former Celtic midfielder Peter Grant, who worked with striker Chris Martin at Fulham last season, has backed the striker to be Scotland's hero against England. (Scottish Sun)

Dundee manager Neil McCann says midfielder Stuart Armstrong is the key to beating the Auld Enemy. (Scottish Daily Mail print edition)

John Stones
Steven Naismith hopes to give former team-mate John Stones an uncomfortable night at Hampden

Ex-England midfielder Darren Anderton has revealed he was snubbed by Andy Roxburgh after a trial for Scotland when he was a teenager. (Daily Record)

Under-20s boss Scott Gemmill has urged his Scotland kids to build on their win over Brazil in France. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray believes he can go all the way in the French Open after hitting form in his win over Juan Martin Del Potro. (Daily Record)

And the Scot says "you don't become a bad tennis player overnight" as he warned his rivals not to write him off at Roland Garros. (Scottish Daily Express)

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