Monday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are close to agreeing a new deal for Beram Kayal after agreeing to double the midfielder's wages. (Daily Record)

But Celtic may miss out on James McFadden, with the Scotland forward reluctant to undergo a training stint in Glasgow. (Daily Record)

Polish club Widzew Lodz have declared an interest in Dundee United full-back Paul Dixon, who will be out of contract at the end of the season. (Daily Record)

Hearts midfielder Rudi Skacel thinks the SPL's rule on three U21s in every match day squad is silly and thinks younger players should be blooded in the lower leagues. (Daily Record)

Scotland are set to face Cyprus next month and Slovenia in February in away friendlies. (Various)

Former France skipper Didier Deschamps has warned Celtic to be wary of Rennes wonderkid Yann M'Vila when the sides meet in the Europa League this week. (Sun)

Derek McInnes will be interviewed by the Bristol City board today and the St Johnstone boss is the odds on favourite for the job at Ashton Gate. (Various)

Aberdeen defender Youl Mawene insists he was right to criticise his team-mates for their poor start to the season. (Various)

Hibs captain Ian Murray accepts the players deserved criticism from fans and manager Colin Calderwood after a poor display in Saturday's 1-0 loss at home to Motherwell. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former referee David Walker believes officials from Scotland suffer from bias when they are assessed when performing away from home. (Herald)

Saltires bowler Matt Parker, who missed most of last season with a hip injury, could be back in action early next year after career-saving surgery. (Daily Record)