Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, Kilmarnock, Partick Thistle, St Johnstone, Morton, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace and Swansea City are among the clubs monitoring Greenock Morton forward Jai Quitongo, the 20-year-old who scored a spectacular winner against Queen of the South on Saturday and was previously the subject of a failed bid from Doncaster Rovers. (Daily Mail)external-link

Fulham and Norwich City are following the progress of Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones, the 22-year-old who has also been earmarked for a Northern Ireland call-up and scored in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Aberdeen. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Aston Villa are eyeing a move for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos after the 21-year-old Colombian scored eight goals in nine appearances since his summer move from HJK Helsinki. (Mirror, print edition)

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is comfortable with the news that Alfredo Morelos, the summer signing who took his tally to eight goals in six games with a goal against Partick Thistle on Friday night, has attracted interest from English Championship clubs Aston Villa, Barnsley, Bristol City, Derby County and Reading. (Evening Times)external-link

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has insisted the Ibrox club can stun Celtic this weekend in the Old Firm derby and go on to be Scottish champions. (Daily Record)external-link

Veteran Rangers striker Kenny Miller has been rested for Tuesday's League Cup trip to face Partick Thistle so he can "switch off from football", according to manager Pedro Caixinha. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos
Alfredo Morelos has made an instant impact with Rangers and is being linked with English clubs

Midfielder Ryan Jack has admitted that Rangers face their two biggest games of the season, tonight in the League Cup against Partick Thistle then against Celtic in the Premiership, but insists they will be going into them with no fears. (The Herald)external-link

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could miss next month's Champions League game against Celtic after the 31-year-old, who suffered a hairline fracture in March, re-injured his foot in training with Bayern Munich. (Daily Record)external-link

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says he wants Dedryck Boyata, the Belgium defender poised to return from injury to face Dundee in Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final, to sign a longer-term contract with the Scottish champions. (The Scotsman)external-link

Frank De Boer, the former Rangers player axed last week by Crystal Palace, is on the shortlist to succeed the sacked Rene Weiler as Celtic's Champions League opponents, Anderlecht. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed a plan to get strikers Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths starting together in the same team. (Evening Times)external-link

Partick Thistle goalkeeper Ryan Scully has an alternative career as a model all mapped out if things don't work out for him in football after being named as the 'Daily Drool' by a Spanish blog. (Evening Times)external-link

Partick Thistle goalkeeper Ryan Scully
Spaniards are said to be drooling over Partick Thistle goalkeeper Ryan Scully

Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum is facing four to five weeks out with a medial ligament injury sustained during Saturday's win over Hamilton Accies. (The Scotsman)external-link

Kilmarnock's 18-year-old defender, Iain Wilson, has been sent for a scan on a knee injury that forced him to be substituted against Aberdeen on Saturday. (Daily Express, print edition)

St Johnstone defender Keith Watson may have suffered yet another injury set-back on loan at Hartlepool United, where the right-back has been in excellent form at centre-half, and will learn the extent of his knee injury within 48 hours. (The Courier)external-link

Motherwell have appealed against the yellow card shown to full-back Richard Tait for simulation during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Hibernian. (Daily Express, print edition)

Karim Belmonkhtar scored two stunning goals in Edinburgh City's 3-2 win over Clyde on Saturday only a day after signing on amateur terms for the League Two club. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Former Kilmarnock player Dylan Kerr, 50, is on course to lead Gor Mahia to the Kenyan league title after an eight-game unbeaten run took the Nairobi side nine points clear at the top of the table. (Daily Record)external-link

Former Dundee United midfielder Aidan Connolly has been put on the transfer list and banished to train with the youth team after telling York City manager Gary Mills he was unhappy following their demotion to the National League North - England's sixth tier. (Daily Record, print edition)

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