Celtic join Rangers and EPL club in chase for striker, Ibrox side face competition for January signing target, Celtic blow over possible recall of loan star, Derek McInnes on Scott Wright decision - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Celtic boss Neil Lennon and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard. Picture: SNSCeltic boss Neil Lennon and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard. Picture: SNS
Celtic boss Neil Lennon and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard. Picture: SNS
Saturday’s Scottish football news and gossip

All 42 clubs set for crisis talks

All 42 SPFL clubs will hold crisis talks with SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell as they look to survive the through the spike in coronavirus cases. All football below the Championship has been suspended, while Premiership clubs are seeking answers over a £20 million government bailout which is yet to materialise. (Daily Record)

Celtic join Rangers in chase for striker

Celtic have joined Rangers in the hunt for Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph. The 19-year-old has emerged this season and become a beacon of light in an otherwise dark time for the Lancashire club. He is available on a pre-contract but his attracting interest from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic can’t recall Hendry

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Celtic can’t recall Jack Hendry in the January transfer window despite the centre-back’s sparking form for KV Oostende in the Belgian top flight as there was no option to do so in the deal that sent him on loan. Oostende wish to sign the 25-year-old permanently but face competition from England and clubs in other top leagues across Europe. (Daily Record)

Wright to Rangers latest

Derek McInnes says he’ll continue to play Scott Wright even if the attacker signs a pre-contract with Rangers. Oxford United are also interested in the 23-year-old, but Rangers lead the chase as they’re the only club to express an interest in signing the player this window. (Daily Record)

Celtic ‘right to take Jullien’

Former Celtic physio Brian Scott says the club were right to take Christoper Jullien with them to Dubai despite his knee injury as it would have allowed the medical staff to work on getting him fitter sooner. (Scottish Sun)

Lafferty a free agent

Former Hearts and Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty has left Reggina. The Northern Irishman moved to the Serie B side in the summer but left after an agreement with the club to terminate his contract. (The Scotsman)

Clare on the move

Sean Clare has made a loan move five months after leaving Hearts. The 24-year-old has signed with Burton Albion on loan until the end of the season and will be managed by former Premier League ace Jimmy Floyed Hasselbaink. (Evening News)

Stenhousemuir-Hibs partnership

Stenhousemuir FC CEO Jamie Swinney hopes that their Strategic Partnership with Hibs could help develop the next Kenny Miller. (Evening News)

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