Scottish Gossip: Jonny Hayes, Derek McInnes, Greg Stewart, Celtic, Rangers, Hearts

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Celtic have made an improved £1.3m plus Ryan Christie bid to land Jonny Hayes from Aberdeen and the deal could be done within 48 hours. (Daily Express)

Sunderland will make an official approach to speak to Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes this week about replacing sacked manager David Moyes. (Sun)

Hibernian join Hearts and Aberdeen in the race to sign Birmingham City forward Greg Stewart, with the Easter Road side also interested in Motherwell striker Louis Moult. (Sun)

Greg Stewart
Stewart may be available on loan after failing to make an impact at Birmingham City

Ross County are bracing themselves for a fresh bid from Burton Albion for attacker Liam Boyce after turning down the English Championship side's initial offer. (Press & Journal)

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstong is keen to sign a new contract extension, saying 'it's the happiest I've been in my career'. (Daily Mail)

While Armstrong is ready for talks on his future at Celtic, striker Leigh Griffiths has dismissed interest from the English Premier League, saying he wants to stay with the Scottish champions. (Daily Record)

Alfredo Morelos will let Rangers' rivals know they've been in a game and he can get even better learning from Kenny Miller, says Scottish goalkeeper Craig Wight, who has played against the striker in Finland. (Daily Record)

England Under-20 World Cup hero Freddie Woodman is keen on a return to Kilmarnock on loan. (Daily Record)

Stuart Armstrong
Armstrong has a year to run on his current Celtic deal

Hearts are on the look out for two new full-backs and are waiting for a response to their loan approach for Manchester City's Ashley Smith-Brown. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Veteran forward Grant Holt is sure former Hibs strike partner Jason Cummings will be a smash hit at Nottingham Forest as the 21-year-old prepares to leave Easter Road. (Sun)

Dundee are to give a trial to 21-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach defensive midfielder Nils Rutten. (Courier)

Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci, two years into a four-year deal, hints that his Parkhead career may be over with a cryptic Instagram post. (Sun)

St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson says that he played through injury for the whole of last season. (Sun)

Ikechi Anya reckons clubs down south will be watching his Scotland team-mate Leigh Griffiths after his two stunning free-kicks against England. (Sun)

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