Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic join the race to land highly-rated Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on loan, with Swansea, Newcastle and Brighton all keen on the 19-year-old. (Sun)

Celtic head of recruitment Lee Congerton will watch Serbian Under-21 winger Srdjan Plavsic in European Championship action against Spain on Friday night. (Daily Mail)

Rangers defenders James Tavernier and Rob Kiernan are both on the radar of Preston manager Simon Grayson. (Sun)

Northern Ireland striker Liam Boyce turned down Aberdeen to join Burton Albion in a £500,000 move from Ross County. (Daily Record)

Shaun Maloney, another target for Aberdeen, is set to sign a new one-year extension at relegated Hull City. (Daily Express, print edition)

Srdjan Plavsic
Red Star Belgrade winger Srdjan Plavsic, 21, is nicknamed the 'Atomic Ant'

Linfield want to switch a possible Champions League clash with Celtic to a Europa League Thursday in order to protect a potential £1m windfall. (Daily Record)

Celtic against Linfield in a Champions League battle would have the heat of Ibrox on derby day, according to Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock will this week be offered £120,000 from Polish side Piast Gliwice for full-back Greg Taylor. (Daily Record)

Pedro Caixinha is doing the right thing by populating his Rangers team with players from Portugal and Latin America, according to his Portuguese countryman Vitor Pereira. who interviewed for the Ibrox post prior to the appointment of Mark Warburton. (Herald, subscription required)

James Keatings is determined to seal his fourth Premiership promotion in five years and send Dundee United back up. (Daily Record)

Fraser Fyvie stunned Hibs manager Neil Lennon by rejecting new a three-year deal on top-flight wages. (Sun)

Leigh Griffiths is a bigger asset to Celtic than fellow striker Moussa Dembele, says former Hibs boss Pat Fenlon, who worked with Griffiths during his time at Easter Road. (Sun)

James Keatings
Can James Keatings keep up his remarkable promotion record at Tannadice?

OTHER GOSSIP

"If I play like that, I certainly won't win Wimbledon," says Andy Murray after his shock first round exit at Queen's. "But I can play better than that." (Scotsman)

Murrayfield legend Scott Hastings promises Scottish rugby will rally behind Doddie Weir, after the former lock revealed he is suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. (Sun)

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