Scottish Gossip: Kilmarnock, Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Hibs, Motherwell

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Kilmarnock winger Liam Smith, 16, is set to sign for Manchester City after the English champions beat Liverpool and Rangers to the rising star's signature. (Sun)

Celtic and Rangers are both tracking Carlisle United's £1m-rated 17-year-old centre-back Jarrad Branthwaite. (Sun)

Rangers defender Filip Helander, who faced Juventus striker Paolo Dybala in Sere A, says team-mate Alfredo Morelos is "up there with anyone I have ever played against" and predicts he will be sold for "really big money". (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes wants his team to put on a "fully committed" performance and prove they are still a match for Rangers on Wednesday night after being thumped 5-0 at Ibrox in September. (Daily Record)

Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham - linked with Porto and Marseille last summer - insists he has no intention of leaving Parkhead this season. (Herald, subscription required)

Club captain David Gray and fellow defender Darren McGregor have returned to Hibernian training after being out injured for more than three months. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Former Motherwell midfielder Chris Cadden is poised to be recalled by MLS side Columbus Crew from his loan at Oxford United after the English League One outfit had a club record bid rejected for the Scot. (Daily Mail, print edition)

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