Tuesday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas tells Celtic fans that his team-mate Neymar is the one to watch when the teams meet at Celtic Park in the Champions League. Fabregas claims the Brazilian will become one of the world's greatest players. (Various)

Former Arsenal star Fabregas believes Celtic boss Neil Lennon's motivational talents are the key to his team playing well against Barca.

Full story: Daily Record 

Lennon admits he is torn over Lionel Messi's absence from the match because of a thigh injury - he is pleased because he thinks it gives his team a better chance, but "a bit gutted" that the fans will not witness his talents. (Daily Mail)

The Celtic manager tells his players that they have to believe that they can beat Barca again. (The Sun)

Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas worries that, following their defeat at Celtic Park last season, Barca have extra motivation to beat the hosts. (The Sun)

Ajax manager Frank de Boer, whose team play AC Milan in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening, thinks back-to-back victories over Celtic could be enough to see them through to the Champions League knockout stages. (Daily Express)

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon wants his players to deliver the same standard of performance in their coming matches as they showed in their 1-1 draw with Aberdeen on Monday evening. (Various)

Former Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray could be back in the Ibrox boardroom, along with Paul Murray, Scott Murdoch and Alex Wilson, if Jim McColl's rebel shareholders win the battle for control of Ibrox. (The Herald, Daily Record)

Sunderland are edging closer to signing Dundee United defender John Souttar for about £600,000. (Various)

St Johnstone defender Steven Anderson says he was in the worst pain of his life when he dislocated his thumb in the match against Partick Thistle on Saturday. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Paul Lawrie says he would have walked to Paris to play in the Seve Trophy and expresses his disappointment that top players, such as Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy, are not taking part in the event at Versailles. (Daily Mail)