Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers, Hearts, Dundee United

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are hoping to land Sporting Lisbon winger Carlos Mane on a year-long loan that could lead to a £4m permanent transfer. (Daily Record)

Celtic assistant John Collins insists Anthony Stokes could still have a future at Parkhead, despite the club making the striker available to move on loan this month. (The National)

Collins believes Stokes would flourish working under John Hughes at Inverness Caledonian Thistle. (Daily Mail)

Stokes will be allowed to pick which club he goes on loan to, as Celtic eye moves for 17-year-old Norwegian trialist Kristoffer Ajer and Romanian free agent Andrei Peteleu. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes admits he has no money to spend in the January transfer window, despite the club revealing a £500,000 profit last month. (Daily Record)

Rangers target Toumani Diagouraga has told his mentor Mark Warburton that he would love to join him at Ibrox. Rangers have had a bid of £100,000 rejected by Brentford for the midfielder. (Scottish Sun)

Stokes has made just two appearances for Celtic this season
Stokes has made just two appearances for Celtic this season

Manager Warburton has dismissed repeated complaints from Accrington Stanley over the pre-contract deals agreed to bring Josh Windass and Matt Crooks to Ibrox in the summer. Warburton insists Rangers played by the rules and did nothing wrong. (The Times)

The Championship leaders have opened talks with Andy Halliday, Jason Holt and Barrie McKay to secure them on improved contracts at Ibrox. (Daily Express)

Robbie Neilson believes Hearts are serious contenders to lift the Scottish Cup this season and urged his side to prove him right when they host Aberdeen in the fourth round this evening. (The National)

The Jambos boss says his team are not a bunch of hatchet men, but is quite happy for others to think of them in that way. (The Herald)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright believes the 2014 winners have the firepower to embark on another cup run this season. (The Scotsman)

Mixu Paatelainen concedes a "shock might be in the air" when his struggling Dundee United side visit League One outfit Airdrieonians in the fourth round today. (The National)

Paul Hartley believes new signing Darren O'Dea can gatecrash Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 squad if he does the business for Dundee. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Fagerson believes Glasgow Warriors have nothing to fear against Racing 92
Fagerson believes Glasgow Warriors have nothing to fear against Racing 92

Teenage prop Zander Fagerson is not worried about squaring up to some of the biggest names in rugby when Glasgow face Racing 92 in the Champions Cup today, because he reckons Warriors boast plenty of stars of their own. (The National)

Warriors are facing an injury crisis ahead of today's crucial match against Racing 92 in Paris. (The Herald)