Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Cooper, Celtic, Wilson, Hibs, Mallan, Aberdeen, Marquis

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Aberdeen have had a £500,000 bid for Doncaster Rovers forward John Marquis, 26, rejected. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Hibernian are expected to complete the signing of midfielder Stevie Mallan, 22, who left St Mirren for Barnsley last year. (Sun)external-link

Stevie Mallan and Daniel Johnson
Mallan (left) could be returning to Scotland

Liverpool intend to loan Celtic target Harry Wilson, 21, out to an English club. (Sun)external-link

Celtic are also wary of Liverpool's demand for a fee if winger Wilson does not start a set number of matches. (Daily Record)external-link

Premier League newcomers Fulham have joined the race to sign Celtic and Belgium defender Dedryck Boyata, 27. (Sun)external-link

Dedryck Boyata and Jamie Vardy
Boyata (left) started all three of Belgium's group games at the World Cup

Scott Sinclair, 29, has "no reason to leave" Celtic and says he loves playing in front of 60,000 home supporters. (Daily Mail)external-link

Winger Sinclair feels "sharp" as he bids to recapture the form of his first season at Celtic, when he scored 25 goals and won the PFA Scotland player of the year award. (Daily Record)external-link

Millwall are not interested in selling defender Jake Cooper, 23, to Rangers. (Sky Sports)external-link

Rangers' Connor Goldson would welcome increased competition in central defence as the club track Millwall's Cooper. (Daily Mail)external-link

Connor Goldson
Goldson is preparing for a first Ibrox appearance on Friday evening

Goldson, 25, has revealed new Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wants the players to come off the pitch "drained" after tonight's friendly match against Bury and the defender says fans "want to see players giving everything". (Sun)external-link

Scot and former Rangers defender David Bates, 21, scored in a 10-0 friendly win for new club Hamburg against Tus Dassendorf. (Daily Record)external-link

Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose is not surprised his former club Celtic are interested in Easter Road midfielder John McGinn. (Scotsman)external-link

Winger James Forrest insists Celtic are ready for their Champions League qualifying campaign yet with four two-legged ties standing between them and the group stage. (Daily Record)external-link

Forrest believes Celtic can handle their most arduous qualifying route yet. (Herald - subscription required)external-link

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