Scottish Gossip: Moussa Dembele, Celtic, Chelsea, Jonny Hayes, Aberdeen

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Chelsea could make a deadline day bid for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, but he is likely to cost the Premier League leaders upwards of £30m. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are said to have made a £34m offer for the 20-year-old striker and while Celtic value Dembele at £40m, the Londoners are apparently continuing their last-minute pursuit. (Daily Express)

The Scottish champions reacted coolly on Monday night to reports from down south which claimed Antonio Conte is considering launching a massive 11th hour bid for Dembele before the English transfer window closes at 23:00 GMT on Tuesday. (Daily Record)

Striker Leigh Griffiths has been warned by manager Brendan Rodgers he must be more dedicated to stay at Celtic. Griffiths, 26, is injured with a calf strain which his boss blames on his lifestyle and attitude to training. (Sun)

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele
Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is a possible target for Chelsea

Rodgers makes it clear no first-team player will be leaving the club on deadline day despite Chelsea's ongoing interest in Craig Gordon. He expects only Nadir Ciftci to possibly move on, with Efe Ambrose, Kris Commons and Nir Bitton all likely to stay at the club barring any unexpected late developments. (National)

Motherwell assistant manager James McFadden accuses Rangers boss Mark Warburton and his staff of getting Australian striker Scott McDonald sent off for a tackle on Kenny Miller as Well launch an appeal against his dismissal. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen hope that by "slapping a hefty £1m price tag" on Jonny Hayes it will kill off Cardiff's interest. The Championship side tabled a third bid of £600,000 for Hayes on Monday but the Dons are holding out for more. (Sun)

Niall McGinn believes that Aberdeen are proving the old adage about never changing a winning team is correct. Amid speculation about his future, the winger is also delighted to feel part of things at Pittodrie again. (Scotsman)

Andy Robertson
Andy Robertson is now an established member of the Scotland set-up

Dundee United could be on the verge of a £1m windfall on the back of Andy Robertson being sold by Hull City. When the Scotland full-back left Tannadice for England in 2014, United chairman Stephen Thompson got a sell-on clause included in the £3m deal. (Courier)

OTHER GOSSIP

Centre Alex Dunbar goes into Scotland's Six Nations match against Ireland with a new two-year contract extension at Glasgow Warriors in his back pocket and a desperate desire to break his side's 11-year opening day jinx. (Daily Mail)

Huw Jones, the Scotland outside centre who made a huge impression in the autumn by scoring two tries against Australia on his Murrayfield debut, has recovered from injury and is likely to face Ireland on Saturday. (Telegraph)