Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig insists the pressure is on Champions League opponents Benfica ahead of Tuesday's Group G encounter. (Various)

Benfica's European ambitions have been dealt a blow with Fiorentina making a bid for striker Cardozo. (Sun)

Hibs will have to agree a fee with Wolves for on-loan striker Leigh Griffiths should they want to keep him at Easter Road beyond January. (Sun)

Rangers midfielder Ian Black has urged match officials in Division Three to do more to protect him from "off-the-ball cowardly" challenges during games. (Read full story: Daily Record)

Benfica goalkeeper Artur has criticised Celtic for what he describes are negative tactics and "ugly football". (Record)

Scottish Premier League clubs are likely to reject plans for a 16-team top flight as talks continue over league reconstruction. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's front five options are likely to be reduced for Saturday's match against Tonga, with Richie Gray struggling to prove his fitness and Allan Jacobsen expected to quit the international game. (Herald)