Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Man Utd, Aberdeen, Boyata, Wilson, Gerrard, Hearts

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Manchester United striker James Wilson, who signed a four-year contract in 2015, is poised to sign for Aberdeen on loan, with the Old Trafford club shouldering the vast majority of his £30,000-per-week salary. (Daily Mail)external-link

Sevilla appear increasingly likely to sign Belgium central defender Dedryck Boyata, with the La Liga club expressing an interest in the 27-year-old and believing they will not have to pay the £10m fee Celtic are demanding, according to Spanish newspaper AS. (

Dedryck Boyata's agent, Jacques Liechtenstein, has claimed that Celtic have turned down multi-million pound bids from Olympiakos, Fenerbahce and Fulham for the Belgium centre-half. (Daily Mail)external-link

Dedryck Boyata was left at home in Scotland with a reported back injury as Celtic flew to Greece for their Champions League qualifier against AEK Athens after his agent, Jacques Liechtenstein, claimed the disappointment of a rejected £9m bid from Fulham had also played a part. With Sevilla and Lazio among European clubs interested in the 27-year-old, Liechtenstein says that the Belgian will sign a pre-contract for another club in January and leave the Scottish champions for nothing next summer. (Daily Record)external-link

Manchester City centre-back Jason Denayer, who had a spell on loan with Celtic, has refused to go out on loan again as the 23-year-old Belgium international wants a move to Turkish club Galatasaray. (Daily Star)external-link

Hearts have turned down the chance to re-sign Lee Wallace in a player-swap deal with Rangers for striker Kyle Lafferty, with the Edinburgh club saying the Scotland left-back's wages were a stumbling block and that they want a fee of £750,000 instead. (Daily Express, print edition)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says Andy Halliday, who was sent on loan to Azerbaijan club Gabala under Pedro Caixhina last season, has a massive part to play for the Ibrox outfit this season after the 26-year-old midfielder played in Sunday's 2-0 win over St Mirren. (Daily Record)external-link

Scotland forward Ross McCormack, 31, could be released from his contract by Championship club Aston Villa. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Scotland midfielder John McGinn has made an instant impression at Aston Villa, with the English Championship club's fans singing his praises for having a hand in all three goals in Saturday's 3-2 win over Wigan Athletic following his transfer from Hibernian. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

On-loan Norwich City forward Steven Naismith could face a disciplinary hearing for a stamp on Celtic's Jonny Hayes during Hearts' 1-0 win on Saturday as the Scottish FA compliance officer is looking into the incident. (Daily Record)external-link

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