Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Aston Villa starlet | Lustig says Celtic can beat Barcelona | Hearts want new winger

Rangers are linked with Rushian Hepburn-Murphy. Picture; Getty

Rangers are linked with Rushian Hepburn-Murphy. Picture; Getty

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Mikael Lustig believes Celtic can emulate the side of four years ago by beating Barcelona, Rangers are keeping tabs on Villa’s teenage striker and Hearts coach Robbie Neilson plans to sign a new winger in January

Lustig confident Celtic can shock Barcelona again

Mikael Lustig sees no reason why Celtic can’t repeat their feat of 2012 and beat Barcelona in the Champions League. The defender played in that match and it gives him the conidence to do it again. Celtic must beat the Catalans on 23 November to retain hope of progressing to the last 16. (Various)

Rangers keep tabs on Aston Villa teenager

Rangers are monitoring the contract stand-off between Aston Villa and their 18-year-old striker Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, who is considered one of the club’s hottest prospects. The Ibrox side could take advantage of Fifa rules which allow out-of-contract players under the age of 24 to move to Scotland for minimal compensation. (Daily Mail)

Hearts wants a new winger

Hearts are planning to sign a new winger in the January transfer window. With Sam Nicholson injured and Billy King out on loan at Inverness, head coach Robbie Neilson wants to bring in another wideman. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Defiants Scots could be docked World Cup points

Scotland could be docked World Cup points by Fifa if they defy the governing body and wear poppies in the qualifier against England at Wembley on 11 November. Fifa has the power to fine the SFA or deduct points if rules are broken (BBC Scotland)

Darren Fletcher will stay Scotland captain

Gordon Strachan will stick with Darren Fletcher as his Scotland captain, despite the return of Scott Brown to the squad for the England match. Brown captained the Scots during the 2016 Euro qualifying campaign. (The Scotsman)

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