Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Anthony Stokes has six months to save his Celtic career, with the club unhappy about the striker's attitude during rehab from injury. (Various)

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew wants a 'Battle of Britain' clash with Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League. (Various)

Rangers, Celtic, Swansea, Wigan, Burnley and Huddersfield are among the clubs interested in Aberdeen winger Ryan Fraser. (Scottish Sun)

And Dons boss Craig Brown admits he will have a "major decision" to make about selecting want-away Fraser once the teenager recovers from injury. (Scottish Sun)

Hearts manager John McGlynn has confirmed that December's wages at Tynecastle have been paid early after months of financial turmoil. (Various)

Motherwell skipper Keith Lasley is pleading with the club not to sell any of their star players in January, fearing it would impact on their top three aspirations. (Sunday Mail)

Winger Andrew Driver hopes Hearts stick with a 4-4-2 formation, with the Edinburgh side scoring twice in their last two outings. (Various)

Former Rangers midfielder Jamie Ness is looking for a loan move in January but insists he is not upset by his lack of game time at Stoke. (Sunday Mail)

George Burley reckons his former Ipswich team-mate Terry Butcher will be a target for English clubs if he continues to work wonders at Inverness. (Sunday Mail)

Montreal midfielder Calum Mallace, brought up in Torphichen, has his sights on playing for Scotland. (Sunday Mail)

Hearts full-back Jamie Hamill, who has not played since rupturing his cruciate ligament in April, is set to return to first-team action in January. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

John Higgins was sent crashing out of the Scottish Open after a 4-3 loss to unranked amateur Jordan Brown. (Various)