Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Arsenal, Hearts, Hibs, St Mirren, Houston, Hladky, Sporar, Andersson, Charlton, Dunfermline

Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are considering a January move for £5m-rated Slovenia striker Andraz Sporar, having scouted the 25-year-old, who is under contract until 2023, in Slovan Bratislava's 4-2 home defeat by Braga in the Europa League on Thursday night. (Daily Mail)

Sweden striker Sebastian Andersson, who has scored eight Bundesliga goals in 14 appearances this season, will be scouted by Celtic when Union Berlin take on Paderborn this weekend, with Ajax, Brighton & Hove Albion and Villarreal also set to be in attendance. (Bild, via The Scotsman)

Rangers have joined English Championship clubs Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield Wednesday in keeping an eye on Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor, the 29-year-old being out of contract next summer. (Sky Sports)

Houston Dynamo are ready to increase their offer to £300,000 for St Mirren goalkeeper Vaclav Hladky having had a bid of £200,000 rejected for the 29-year-old, but the Scottish Premiership club are keen to retain the Czech who they would lose for nothing when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Daily Record)

New Hearts manager Daniel Stendel will assess midfielders Harry Cochrane and Anthony McDonald, who are presently with Dunfermline Athletic, and other players on loan in January as he looks to inject some youth into his team. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Daniel Stendel will be joined by reserve team coach Andy Kirk in Hearts' dugout for Saturday's visit by St Johnstone, the German saying the Scot is "the only one who I trust on the bench" as former caretaker Austin MacPhee and coaches Jon Daly and Liam Fox are assigned new roles. (Edinburgh Evening News)

More than 5000 memberships were submitted for the Scottish FA's Scotland Supporter's Club in just three hours, exceeding all expectations, as fans clamour for tickets ahead of Scotland's Euro 2020 play-off against Israel at Hampden Park. (Daily Record)

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has revealed he could have been playing under Hibernian head coach Jack Ross at either Easter Road or Sunderland had the Glasgow club not failed to sign John McGinn or not sold striker Moussa Dembele to Lyon. (The National)

Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney was "the best DJ I've ever come across in football", according to former Celtic team-mate Ryan Christie. (Scottish Sun)

After Scott Robertson made his Celtic debut against Cluj, the 18-year-old's father has revealed that the midfielder turned down Rangers and nearly quit football for golf. (The Athletic)

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