Rumour Mill: Hibs chase Stokes & Allan | Osman Sow for Hearts exit? | Mixu wants Anier back

Celtic's forgotten man Anthony Stokes could be set for a shock return to Hibs alongside team mate Scott Allan, should Alan Stubbs get his way. Picture: TSPL

Celtic's forgotten man Anthony Stokes could be set for a shock return to Hibs alongside team mate Scott Allan, should Alan Stubbs get his way. Picture: TSPL

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HIBS chase Anthony Stokes and Scott Allan, Osman Sow has heart set on returning to England, Dundee United are looking to bring back Henri Anier from Hibs in January and more in Saturday’s Rumour Mill

Alan Stubbs targets loan move for Anthony Stokes and Scott Allan

Hibs are eyeing up a double swoop in January with loan moves for both Scott Allan and Anthony Stokes. Alan Stubbs is looking to bolster his squad in the push for the Championship title and hopes to raid his former club for the two former Easter Road stars.

Both Allan and Stokes are looking for more game time, with the latter having stated that he will stay at Celtic to fight for his place in the team.

However, Alan Stubbs has hinted that he is poised to pull ‘a rabbit out of the hat’ with several top signings in January and the Sun are now reporting that it is the two Celtic stars. (Sun)

Celtic set to lose out on Croatian wonderkid

Celtic are set to lose out on Dinamo Zagreb talent Ante Coric, who spent much of his youth career in Austria with Red Bull Salzburg. After reports from Croatia stating that the player is not keen on going to Celtic.

The report claims the teen may be concerned over the physical nature of Scottish football - which would seemingly rule Celtic out of the running for the talented Croatia Under-21 international. (HITC)

Osman Sow has heart set on returning to England

Hearts Swedish frontman can leave for free at the end of the season and discussions have already started on a long-term contract at Tynecastle.

It is understood that the striker has enjoyed his time at the club and will hold talks but his long term goal is a return to England where he failed to make the breakthrough at Crystal Palace two years ago.

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson said: “It’s a big stage of his career. He’s a good player and there is definitely going to be interest in him.

“I actually thought there might have been some in the summer because he had scored a lot of goals but maybe the fact he hadn’t done it in the top flight was an issue.

“Osman has been fantastic for us. He’s a great guy and doesn’t take a lot to do with his contract. His agent looks after that side so he can just concentrate on his football.”

Sow said: “At the moment it feels as if this is the most important contract of my career. A move to England? Yes, but you’ve got to think about when is the right time and if I’m good enough. You need ambition or you’re as well going home.” (Record)

Dundee United are looking to bring back Henri Anier from Hibs

Hibs are set to lose Henri Anier in January after it was reported that Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen wants the Estonain Striker to return to the squad in January as he bids to turn around the club’s faltering start this season. (Various)

News in Brief:

• Hiddink has told Chelsea to buy him an English striker in January, with Leicester forward Jamie Vardy, 28 and West Brom’s Saido Berahino, 22, top of his list. (Sun)

Leading Chelsea players Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard reportedly pushed for Mourinho’s sacking. (NBC Sports)

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