Scottish Gossip: Kristoffer Ajer, Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Hearts, St Johnstone, Ross County

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Brendan Rodgers's Leicester City have placed Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic on a list of central defensive targets. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Tom Rogic has no way back as Celtic's number 10 because Ryan Christie is too good, says the club's former striker Chris Sutton, who is also tipping goalkeeper Fraser Forster for an England recall. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says his old England colleague David Beckham would have been proud of the cross Borna Barisic provided for Alfredo Morelos' equaliser at Porto. (Herald)external-link

Steven Gerrard's clever rotation strategy is putting "fire" into the Rangers dressing room, says former Ibrox skipper Barry Ferguson. (Daily Record)external-link

Aberdeen full-back Greg Leigh can't wait to go into battle with Celtic captain Scott Brown - after playing just 90 minutes as a midfielder in last weekend's win at Motherwell. (Sun)external-link

Aberdeen announce that one of the pitches at their new training centre Cormack Park will be named after legendary captain Willie Miller. (Evening Express)external-link

Hearts supporters have now pledged more than £9m to their club through the Foundation of Hearts, which was set up in 2013. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

St Johnstone players will put manager Tommy Wright's fighting talk into action in today's crucial McDiarmid Park clash with Hamilton Accies, says midfielder David Wotherspoon. (Courier)external-link

Ross County striker Brian Graham is aiming to turn an expectant Hibs support against their own players as he returns to his former club today. (Press & Journal)external-link

Hibernian goalkeeper Chris Maxwell recalls advice from Wales legend Neville Southall, who told him if he was making saves, he was not doing his job properly. (Scotsman)external-link

Motherwell defender Richard Tait reckons a 7-1 thrashing at Ibrox last season was the turning point for the club's improvement and hopes to show how much better they are against Rangers tomorrow. (Daily Express, print edition)

Simone Inzaghi is fighting to save his job as Lazio boss after Thursday's loss at Celtic, with former Rangers midfielder Rino Gattuso lined up to replace him. (Sun)external-link

Rangers have confirmed the double signing of teenage midfielders Krystof Hampl, 16, and Julian Anderson, 17, from the Czech Republic and USA respectively. (Sun)external-link

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