Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Bayo, Rangers, Solanke, Coulibaly, Hearts, Naismith

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Celtic have bid £1.75m to sign Ivory Coast striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo, 21, from Slovakian side Dunajska Streda. (Daily Star)external-link

Rangers target Dominic Solanke, the Liverpool forward, is being chased by four English Premier League clubs. (Sun)external-link

Hearts manager Craig Levein has spoken to on-loan Norwich City forward Steven Naismith about staying at Tynecastle beyond the end of the season. (Sky Sports)external-link

On-loan Angers midfielder Lassana Coulibaly wants to make his move to Rangers permanent. (Sun)external-link

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, whose team beat Celtic 1-0 on Saturday, has promised his players "some family time to rest up" after a hectic first few months of the season. (Scottish Mail on Sunday)external-link

Rangers boss Gerrard believes beating their Glasgow rivals can be the springboard to threatening Celtic's hopes of retaining the Premiership title. (Scotland on Sunday)external-link

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers offered no excuses following his side's loss at Ibrox. (Scottish Mail on Sunday)external-link

Celtic will use the disappointment of defeat to spur them on towards eight in a row, says midfielder Callum McGregor. (Sun)external-link

Hearts' Olly Lee says he had been "dreaming" about scoring against Hibernian before his strike in Saturday's 1-0 win at Easter Road. (Scotland on Sunday)external-link

Hibs "need robust players", said head coach Neil Lennon following the Edinburgh derby defeat. (Sky Sports)external-link

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes expressed pride in his players after Saturday's win at Livingston following a gruelling and "unfair" December. (Herald - subscription required)external-link

Kilmarnock's win over St Mirren on Saturday meant they picked up more Premiership points in 2018 - 74 - than any other side. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Dundee manager Jim McIntyre criticised some of his players for "disappearing" in Saturday's defeat by St Johnstone. (Herald - subscription required)external-link

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson says "it would have been a travesty" had his team not won Saturday's Lanarkshire derby against Hamilton Academical. (National)external-link

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