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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic will have to significantly increase their bid for Henry Onyekuru after Belgian club Eupen rejected a £1m offer from the Scottish champions for the 19-year-old striker.(Sunday Express)

Celtic face a fight with Bundesliga club Leipzig and Turkish outfit Fenerbahce to sign Henry Onyekuru after being told that Eupen will not sell the Nigerian for less than £4m. (Sun On Sunday)

Celtic are pondering whether to table a second bid for Henry Onyekuru, who has scored 10 goals and provided six assists for Jupiler Pro League outfit Eupen this season, with German outfits Hoffenheim and Leipzig, as well as Russian champions CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce of Turkey, interested in the striker. (Sunday Post)

Nigerian teenage striker Henry Onyekuru believes "everything will be sorted out soon" after revealing that Celtic are one of the clubs involved in discussions with Eupen and his agent. (Scotland On Sunday)

Middlesbrough's £6m bid, rising to £8m with add-ons, for Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass has been rejected by Hull City.(Sky Sports)

Former Netherlands midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, 34, who has 18 months of his contract with Danish club Midtjylland still to run, says he would consider playing for Celtic or Rangers. (Sunday Post)

Rafael van der Vaart in action for Midtjylland against Brondby
Midtjylland midfielder Rafael van der Vaart would consider a move to Scottish football

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce doorstepped Ross McCormack after the Scotland striker used faulty electronic gates at his home as an excuse to skip training. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Steve Bruce says Scotland forward Ross McCormack is not fit enough to play for Aston Villa and the manger even drove round to the 30-year-old's home to check on the player who he says has a record of missing training. (Sunday Mirror)

Former Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs says midfielder Scott Allan wanted to sign for Rangers instead of Celtic in August 2015, but the Edinburgh club blocked the move because the Ibrox side were rivals for promotion in the Championship. (Sunday Herald, print edition)

Kenny Miller, the 37-year-old striker whose two late goals gave Rangers a Scottish Cup win over Motherwell on Saturday, admits he has yet to receive an offer of a new contract beyond the summer. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Kenny Miller wants to end his career at Ibrox and believes that manager Mark Warburton wants him to remain with Rangers. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Ross McCormack in training with Aston Villa
Ross McCormack has missed Aston Villa training sessions, according to his manager

Rangers manager Mark Warburton insists he will not let winger Barrie McKay, for whom German club Leipzig are preparing a £6m bid, leave until he gets some reinforcements in - and is adamant the same applies to Michael O'Halloran, despite the forward being linked with a loan move. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers midfielder Harry Forrester says he once chose to sign for Brentford instead of Ajax because he wanted to work under present manager Mark Warburton.(Sunday Post)

Mikael Lustig turned down more lucrative offers to extend his contract with Celtic because the right-back believes, for the first time in a couple of years, that they are on the brink of achieving something special. (Sunday Herald)

Sweden defender Mikael Lustig would like to spend the rest of the career with Celtic and believes they can become regular qualifiers for the knockout stages of the Champions League.(Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers would like to see a longer winter break in Scotland even if it means enduring a short summer close season as a result. (Sunday Herald)

Alan Stubbs, who played in the last Celtic side to win a domestic treble, believes the current side will not find it easy to repeat the feat despite having already won the League Cup and being runaway leaders in the Premiership.(Scotland On Sunday)

Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring for Hull City
Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass is interesting Middlesbrough

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is hopeful of brining in two players of "good quality" in the January transfer window. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro says he was not at Hampden to watch Dundee United win the Scottish Cup in 2010 because "we must have had an under-12 thing on and that was more important to me".(Sunday Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Gregor Townsend was particularly delighted to mark his final season as Glasgow Warriors coach with a European Champions Cup win over Leicester Tigers 20 years since the Pro12 club were thrashed by 80 points at the same English venue.(Scotland On Sunday)

Lynsey Sharp, the 26-year-old Scottish middle-distance runner, believes she has not yet reached her peak. (Sunday Herald)

Martin Laird is out to silence the critics who claim the Scottish golfer does not want to play for Europe in the Ryder Cup. (Sunday Mail, print edition)