Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will resist the urge to spend in the January transfer window, despite having money to do so. (Various)

And Lennon has challenged striker Anthony Stokes to earn himself a new contract with the club. (Sun)

Celtic's Champions league opponents Juventus are expecting add defenders to their squad ahead of their double-header with the Scottish champions. (Various)

The Scottish Premier League investigation into alleged undisclosed payments by Rangers will not be affected by the death of former Ibrox director Hugh Adam. (Herald)

Rangers are demanding a decision from goalkeeper Neil Alexander over a one-year extension to his Ibrox contract. (Daily Express)

Goalkeeper Cammy Bell is set to snub interest from Rangers and sign a new deal at Kilmarnock until 2018. (Various)

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon insists his side are ready to enter the 'lion's den' of Tynecastle in Thursday's Edinburgh derby. (Various)

Hearts winger Jamie Walker has revealed he has an extra incentive to star for the team as he is related to club legend Tommy Walker. (Various)

Defender Ryan McGowan is set to be left out of Hearts' squad for the match against Hibs - in case the star, likely to leave in the transfer window, gets injured. (Sun)

Aberdeen have moved to re-open signing talks with young winger Ryan Fraser. (Daily Express)

Scotland look set to play World Cup qialifying rivals Serbia in the northern city of Novi Sad. (Daily Record)

Hollywood stars Helena Bonham-Carter and Tim Burton enjoyed a game of five-a-sides at a leisure centre in Forfar as they brought in the New Year in Angus. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray has revealed he feels he doesn't deserve to be knighted yet. (Various)

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says Scottish players face a challenge to be selected by him. (Scotsman)

Scotland's record cap-holder, Fraser Watts, has announced his retiral from international cricket. (Scotsman)