Celtic linked with number of transfers, Arsenal join queue for Scotland hero, Rangers goalkeeper 'annoyed', Player challenge for Hibs, Hearts' ref theme and anger - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

It’s the morning after the Old Firm match before and the fall-out, and analysis, of the top-of-the-table clash continues unabated this morning.

A general view during a Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Aberdeen at Fir Park on December 23, 2020, in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group)

How will Neil Lennon turn around Celtic’s season? Will Rangers see out their dominance – and when will a title be delivered? It’s all there as the bones of yesterday’s 1-0 win at Ibrox are picked over.

However it’s also January – peak football transfer, gossip and speculation season which fuels the football pages and more.

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It’s all here in today’s Rumour Mill.

Preston North End's Ben Pearson has been touted as a replacement for Scott Brown and Celtic linked with a move for the combative Deepdale midfielder (Football Insider)
Livingston manager David Martindale says his side should be finishing in the top six after moving up the league in defeating Hibs 3-0 at Easter Road (BBC)
Ex-Celtic defender Mark Wilson has conceded the league to Rangers saying he 'can't see how it's possible' for the Ibrox side not to take the top spot in the SPFL Premiership at the end of the season. (The Scotsman)
Neil Lennon insists his side's 10-in-a-row bid is still on, despite losing to Rangers for a second time and falling 19 points behind their Old Firm rivals (The National)
Arsenal are said to have joined the list of interested clubs chasing Ryan Christie. The Celtic forward has also attracted Newcastle and Leicester. (90Min)
Rangers' Allan McGregor let rip at his team-mates' first-half performance against Celtic and admitted despite winning he was annoyed at how they performed - but still delighted with the result (The Scotsman)
Neil Lennon is eyeing a defensive replacement for Christopher Jullien after learning the centre-back faces a lengthy lay-off (Daily Record)
Robbie Neilson has criticised referee Don Robertson after last night's defeat to Dundee, pointing out his side has lost both times the whistler has taken charge of their games (Edinburgh Evening News)
Reported Rangers target Marijan Cabraja is looking for a move to one of Europe's top five leagues after turning down a move to Austin, Texas and the MLS (Daily Record)
Motherwell interim manager Keith Lasley says defeat to neighbours Hamilton will have had a detrimental effect on his chances of replacing Stephen Robinson full-time (STV)
Joe' Randall of Exeter has emerged as a target for Celtic and Swansea (The Athletic)
Hibs manager Jack Ross has challenged his players at a 'cross-roads' in their season and asked if they still want to achieve their season goals (Edinburgh Evening News)
Celtic face competition from Genk, Bournemouth and Sheffield United if they want to sign Preston's Ben Davies (Daily Mail)
More links between Celtic and Sparta Prague's David Moberg Karlsson have emerged in the Czech Republic (iSport.cz)
Motherwell have recalled PJ Morrison from his loan spell with Falkirk in League One (Daily Record)
Steven Gerrard has hailed his goalkeeper Allan McGregor after the number one's single-handed denial of Celtic in the first half of yesterday's Old Firm win (Various)