Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Pulis, Sviatchenko, Dembele, Hearts, Dundee

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Erik Sviatchenko is set to exit Celtic in January, as Marvin Compper weighs up an offer from the Hoops. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)

Brighton will force themselves to the front of the queue in the race for Moussa Dembele this week with the promise of regular English top-flight first-team football to the striker and an £18million offer to Celtic. (Mail on Sunday, newspaper edition)

Erik Sviatchenko trains with Celtic
Sviatchenko has only played twice for Celtic this season and hasn't featured since returning from a three-month lay-off last month

Hearts are planning a January swoop frozen-out Dundee keeper Scott Bain. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)

Tony Pulis has shared his admiration for Rangers as speculation down south grows about the Welshman becoming the Ibrox club's new manager. (Sunday Mail)

Hamilton and Ross County could be hauled up before the SFA following an ugly mass brawl near the end of Accies' 3-2 Premiership victory. (Sunday Mail, newspaper edition)

Graeme Murty revealed he's found an unlikely mentor in ex-Celtic gaffer Neil Lennon. (Sunday Mail)

Tony Pulis
Former West Brom, Crystal Palace and Stoke boss Tony Pulis has been linked with the Rangers job

Brendan Rodgers believes there are many Premiership players with enough talent to play for Celtic but they lack the attitude and work ethic required to make it at the Scottish champions. (Sunday Herald)

Hearts manager Craig Levein hopes today's visit of Celtic will bring out the best of the revamped Tynecastle. (Sunday Express)

Graeme Murty called out his "big-time" Rangers players and claimed St Johnstone's first Ibrox win in 46 years was a reality check for all of them. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

The SRU will press on with plans to establish a presence in the English Premiership even if they do not succeed in a bid for Worcester Warriors. (Sunday Times, newspaper edition)

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