Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Hibs, Lennon, Strachan, Stubbs, Aberdeen, McKenna, Hamilton

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed he has already held talks this morning over deals for "one or two" of his players, with Lewis Morgan close to completing a loan move to Sunderland and interest in fellow wide man Jonny Hayes. (Talksport, via Daily Record)

Celtic will look to complete a loan deal for Borussia Dortmund right-back Jeremy Toljan in what manager Brendan Rodgers does not expect to be a frantic transfer deadline day for the Scottish champions. (Scotsman)

Hibs have been forced into a humiliating public climbdown after being forced to exonerate Neil Lennon and Garry Parker of any wrong doing despite booting them out of the club last week. Both men have had their contracts paid up in full. (Daily Record)

Gordon Strachan has not ruled out a return to management but insists he is only in Edinburgh on Thursday to "talk about my youth football ideas with the government and local councils - not interviewing for the Hibs job." (The Times, subscription required)

Kenny Miller admits Dundee must beat Hamilton this weekend to make up for their "embarrassing" Scottish Cup exit. (Daily Record)

Managerless Hibs remain determined to land out-of-favour Reading striker Marc McNulty despite having a bid knocked back by the Championship club. (Scottish Sun)

Aberdeen FC's lawyer believes protesters fighting to block the Dons' new stadium have come "nowhere close" to providing legal grounds for planning permission for the £50m facility to be revoked. (Press and Journal)

Hearts manager Craig Levein is preparing to leave first-team players in the stand more often as key figures return from injury. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Morton have signed Kilmarnock forward Greg Kiltie on loan until the end of the season. (Scottish Daily Mail, print edition)

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