Scottish gossip: Celtic, Abada, Lawwell, Soppy, Rangers, McLean, Aberdeen, Hibernian

Scottish gossip

Celtic are hopeful of securing deals for Rennes full-back Brandon Soppy and Rubin Kazan's Swedish centre-back Carl Starfelt. (Daily Record)external-link.

Celtic have lodged a bid for Rennes right-back Sacha Boey of around £1m. (The Herald).external-link

Peter Lawwell stood down as Celtic chief executive, and from four other Celtic-related companies, on 30 June, but he is still a fully fledged director of the football club. (The Times - subscription required)external-link.

Scotland and Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean says he would like to one day play for boyhood club Rangers. (The Athletic - subscription required)external-link.

Hibernian midfielder Stevie Mallan is on the verge of returning to Yeni Malatyaspor, according to reports in Turkey. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link.

Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass is wary of the improvement made by Swedish side Hacken, who they face in the Europa Conference League next week. (Aberdeen Evening Express)external-link.

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