Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Hearts, Aberdeen, Cathro, Celtic

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is weighing up a January move for Birmingham City midfielder Diego Fabbrini.

Full story: Daily Record

Meanwhile, Rangers are also being linked with a move for Eibar playmaker Jota, who is on loan at the La Liga from Brentford. Warburton signed the star for Brentford in 2014 and is keen to have him on board again.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Hearts' director of football Craig Levein denies meddling in team selection at Tynecastle and has vowed that Robbie Neilson's successor will have sole control of the squad. (Daily Record)

Brendan Rodgers has warned his Celtic players against complacency as they seek to consolidate their eight-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table. (Various)

Birmingham City midfielder Diego Fabbrini
Birmingham City midfielder Diego Fabbrini: Rangers-bound in January?

Aberdeen can end their 25-year wait for a victory at Ibrox when they lock horns with Rangers this afternoon, according to former Dons striker Scott Booth.

Booth, who was involved in both goals in the 2-0 win for Alex Smith's side in September 1991, said: "I'm sure the team will want to put that right because it's been too long." (Various)

Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts aims to impress during the remainder of his loan spell at Celtic and says he hasn't given up hope of forcing his way into Pep Guardiola's plans. (Daily Record)

Hearts will begin talks with Newcastle coach Ian Cathro as the Edinburgh outfit aim to appoint Robbie Neilson's successor within the next 48 hours. (Various)

In Robbie Neilson, MK Dons have secured "the most exciting young manager in the UK by a country mile, according to the English League One club's chairman Pete Winkelman. (Various)

Newcastle coach Ian Cathro
Ian Cathro has been heavily linked with Hearts' managerial vacancy

Rangers could look to Aberdeen's Derek McInnes to transform the Ibrox club's fortunes should Mark Warburton be unable to improve their results, says former Celtic striker John Hartson. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell says the club are dominating Scottish football as they deserve to on account of financial stability and living within their means. Lawwell also says manager Brendan Rodgers will have money to strengthen his squad.

Full story: The Herald

Motherwell goalkeeper Craig Samson has urged the Steelmen to make home advantage pay dividends when they host Premiership leaders Celtic this afternoon. (The National)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors suffered two injury blows in the Pro 12 defeat by Munster as Peter Horne and Rory Hughes were carried off at Scotstoun with leg injuries. (Various)