Scottish Gossip: Oliver Burke, Celtic, Hearts, Motherwell

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Oliver Burke insists he can handle the pressure of his record-breaking £15m move from Nottingham Forest to Red Bull Leipzig. (Scottish Sun)

New Celtic signing Cristian Gamboa insists jetlag will not wreck his dream of a debut against Rangers next weekend. The full-back will land back in Glasgow 48 hours before the match following a 17,000 mile round trip to play in Costa Rica's World Cup qualifiers against Haiti and Panama. (Daily Mail)

Celtic are set to recoup the cash splashed on Jozo Simunovic as the Croatian defender closes in on a move to Serie A side Torino. (Daily Record)

Charlie Mulgrew is set to sign a contract with Blackburn Rovers after leaving Celtic in the summer. (Scottish Sun)

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is bracing himself for last-minute departures from his squad, which could include captain Alim Ozturk. (Daily Star)

Neilson has not ruled out bolstering his midfield ahead of tonight's transfer deadline. (The Herald)

Charlie Mulgrew
Charlie Mulgrew is set to join Blackburn Rovers after leaving Celtic in the summer

Winger Marvin Johnson has begged Motherwell not to hold him to ransom in the final few hours of the transfer window as he seeks a move away from Fir Park. (Daily Record)

Scotland have been rocked ahead of their opening World Cup qualifier in Malta by the loss of in-form striker Leigh Griffiths. The Celtic man is one of four players to withdraw from the squad through injury. (Daily Star)

Tony Watt has been handed the chance to get Scotland's campaign off to a flyer after Griffiths pulled out. (Scottish Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Russell Knox has come out fighting after being snubbed for a Ryder Cup wildcard by Europe captain Darren Clarke. The Scots says he has "never wanted to prove somebody wrong so badly in my life". (Daily Mail)

Knox admits he is desperate to win the FedEx Cup to prove he should have been a Ryder Cup wild card. (The National)

Josh Taylor's promoter Barry McGuigan is eyeing an all Scottish bout between his man and the three-weight world champion Ricky Burns. (The Herald)

Samoan centre Sasa Tofilau came to Scotland on a short working holiday to "tick it off the bucket list" but has now ended up with a professional rugby contract, He is set to make his competitive debut for Edinburgh against Cardiff Blues on Saturday. (The Scotsman)

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