Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Eboue, Falkirk, Gallacher, Hearts, Kilmarnock, Coulibaly

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Kouasssi Eboue missed one of his first training sessions with Celtic due to a suspected bout of malaria. (Scottish Daily Mail, newspaper edition)

Barcelona have joined the list of mega clubs keeping tabs on Falkirk kid Tony Gallacher. The 17-year-old is already on the scouting lists of Manchester United, Liverpool, Stoke and Everton. (Daily Record)

Falkirk have slapped a £750,000 price tag on highly-rated young left-back Tony Gallacher. (Scottish Daily Mail, newspaper edition))

Tony Gallacher in action for Falkirk
Tony Gallacher has made seven first-team appearances for Falkirk this season

Ian Cathro has been told it was Hearts chiefs who arranged their Scottish Cup replay with Raith tomorrow. (Various)

Lee Clark is set for talks with the Kilmarnock board to discover if he'll be handed cash to replace Souleymane Coulibaly - with the striker on the verge of a £1million move to Egypt. (Daily Record)

Brendan Rodgers has urged Celtic captain Scott Brown to put himself first as he considers whether to continue to make himself available for Scotland selection. (Various)

Partick Thistle are expected to make Reading centre-back Niall Keown, the son of Arsenal legend Martin Keown, their first signing of the January transfer window today. (Herald)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is dismayed that the Scotland-England game in June will take a huge chunk out of the summer break for a handful of his senior players. (The Times, newspaper edition)

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon admits he is likely to be forced into signing a new goalkeeper because of an injury crisis at the position. (Herald, newspaper edition)

Hibs goalkeeper Ofir Marciano is helped off after suffering an injury against Bonnyrigg Rose in the Scottish Cup
Ofir Marciano's latest injury has left Hibs with Ross Laidlaw as their only fit senior keeper

Rangers defender Danny Wilson is keeping his fingers crossed he has not suffered more injury frustration after a calf complaint which ruled him out for almost two months earlier this season resurfaced. (Various)

Farid El Alagui has turned down a contract extension at Dunfermline and could be on his way to Asia. (Herald, newspaper edition)

Championships clubs have been asked if they want to join Premiership clubs in a winter break in 2018. (Scotsman, newspaper edition)

Tommy Wright is yet to be convinced that Brendan Rodgers' unbeaten team are the best Celtic side he has faced in his time at St Johnstone. (Courier)

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre believes debutants Jim O'Brien and Milan Lalkovic gave supporters a taste of what it is to come with their performances off the bench in Saturday's 6-2 Scottish Cup win over Dundee United. (Press and Journal)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend has told his Warriors heroes they can be Europe's top team after their demolition of Leicester. (Scottish Sun)

Scotland are preparing for the worst with the introduction of new tackle laws ahead of the Six Nations - by training to defend while a man short. (Scottish Daily Mail)