Scottish Gossip: Moussa Dembele, Jamie Walker, Rangers, Celtic, Hearts

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Brighton boss Chris Hughton admits his admiration for Moussa Dembele and refuses to rule out a January bid for 21-year-old Celtic striker. (Daily Mail)

Wigan have made a £300,000 move to sign Hearts winger Jamie Walker in January, with the 24-year-old out of contract at the end of the season. (Daily Express, print edition)

Rangers want Michael O'Halloran back in January, says St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright, who has not given up hope of extending the forward's loan deal. (Daily Record)

The Rangers job isn't on my radar, I'm only focusing on Kilmarnock says Steve Clarke after speculation linking him to Ibrox. (Daily Record)

Michael O'Halloran has scored five goals for Saints this season
O'Halloran has scored five goals for Saints this season but has not found the net in his last eight appearances

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers reveals he hopes to complete deals for a couple of new signings before the winter break, with St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan expected to sign and Chelsea attacker Charly Musonda a possible loan target. (Sun)

Celtic's frozen-out midfielder Liam Henderson may resurrect his career in Italy, with the 21-year-old ready for a January trial with Serie B club Bari. (Sun)

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong says Gary Mackay-Steven hasn't shut up about his hat-trick last weekend but vows to give his good friend the silent treatment when Aberdeen visit on Saturday. (Daily Record)

"I don't see a better defender in Scotland just now," says Hearts assistant manager Austin McPhee of Tynecastle captain Christophe Berra. (Scotsman)

Celtic centre half Erik Sviatchenko looks set for a Parkhead exit in January. (Herald, subscription required)

Liam Henderson has made one appearance as a substitute for Celtic this season
Henderson has made just one appearance as a substitute for Celtic this season

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson reckons he can use the example of Louis Moult's move to Preston to attract a replacement for the striker in January. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Ross County will encounter a united and motivated Hibernian side eager to prove their meek capitulation in Aberdeen was a genuine one-off, according to Marvin Bartley. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum and winger Jamie Walker hope to return from injury for next week's derby meeting with Hibs at Tynecastle. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci will spend the rest of the season at Plymouth Argyle, despite poor form, after it was revealed there was no break clause in his loan deal. (Sun)

All I want for Christmas is a Rangers manager to give us hope, says former Ibrox captain Barry Ferguson. (Daily Record)

Former Kilmarnock boss Alex Totten leads support for cancer victim Bobby Williamson, insisting: "He can beat this — he's one of the toughest guys I know." (Sun)

Bristol City giant-killer Lee Johnson was always cut out for managerial greatness, says his former boss at Kilmarnock Kenny Shiels. (Herald, subscription required)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill would like to see the third and final 1872 Cup game with Glasgow Warriors played at Myreside in April. (Scotsman)

Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie says Peter Horne is being rewarded for a good display against Montpellier as he defends his decision to start with Scotland fly-half Finn Russell on the bench against Edinburgh on Saturday. (Times, subscription required)

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