Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Ajeti, Hearts, Rangers, Souttar, Dundee United, McDonald


Scottish gossip

Basel have targeted Celtic striker Albian Ajeti. (Sun)external-link

Alloa Athletic have enlisted the help of former referees in a bid to help Mouhamed Niang avoid a ban for his tackle on Celtic’s Yosuke Ideguchi in the Wasps’ recent Scottish Cup defeat. (Record)external-link

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic scored a stunning goal in Australia’s 4-0 World Cup qualifying win against Vietnam. (Sun)external-link

And Rogic’s club-mate Daizen Maeda came off the bench in Japan’s 2-0 defeat of China. (Scotsman – subscription required)external-link

The back page of the Scottish Sun on 280122

Hearts’ re-signing of Toby Sibbick could clear the way for fellow defender John Souttar to join Rangers before the end of the transfer window, with the latter having agreed a pre-contract summer move to Ibrox. (Sun)external-link

Rangers are reportedly keen on signing Manchester City midfielder James McAtee on loan. (Scotsman – subscription required)external-link

McAtee, 19, is also attracting interest from Southampton, Brighton, Aston Villa and Leicester. (Teamtalk)external-link

The back page of the Scottish Daily Mail on 280122

Dundee United remain interested in former Scotland midfielder Kevin McDonald. (Courier – subscription required)external-link

St Mirren CEO and former player and manager Tony Fitzpatrick will retire from his current role before the end of the season. (Herald – subscription required)external-link

Ross County have opened contract negotiations with a number of players, reveals manager Malky Mackay. (Press and Journal – subscription required)external-link

The back page of the Scottish edition of the Times

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