Scottish Gossip: Celtic linked with Castagne, derby injury doubts for Rangers, Hearts & Hibs

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Celtic have targeted Belgium defender Timothy Castagne and could make a £6m move to sign the Atalanta player. (Daily Record)external-link

Atalanta could be persuaded to sell 23-year-old Castagne to Celtic, with his contract up in 2020. (Sun)external-link

Right-back Castagne is a potential replacement for Celtic's Mikael Lustig, who is a pre-contract target for AIK Stockholm. (Daily Mail)external-link

But Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has been coy about the possibility of signing Paris St-Germain striker Timothy Weah on loan. (Sun)external-link

Celtic boss Rodgers admits left-back Kieran Tierney is a major doubt for Saturday's trip to face Rangers. (Herald)external-link

And Rangers defender Connor Goldson is also struggling to make the derby after coming off injured against Hibernian on Wednesday. (Sun)external-link

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is ready to ask Goldson, Ryan Kent, Scott Arfield, Gareth McAuley and Ryan Jack to play through the pain barrier against Celtic at Ibrox. (Daily Record)external-link

Hearts have injury concerns over Arnaud Djoum and Peter Haring for Saturday's Edinburgh derby with Hibernian. (Scotsman)external-link

Lewis Stevenson will miss the chance to become the Hibernian player with the most Edinburgh derby appearances, with a hamstring injury picked up against Rangers on Wednesday ruling him out against Hearts at Easter Road. (Daily Record)external-link

Hibs boss Neil Lennon says his "long chat" with Florian Kamberi prior to Wednesday's draw with Rangers paid dividends with the head coach thrilled with the striker's improved performance. (Sun)external-link

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