Celtic striker to follow Scott Brown to Aberdeen, Roy Keane's possible Parkhead no.2, Rangers defender targeted by EPL sides, ex-Hearts star blasts side - Scottish Football Rumour Mill

Sunday’s Scottish football news and gossip.

Sunday's Scottish football rumours and gossip.

Griffiths to Dons

After convincing Scott Brown to swap Celtic Park for Pittodrie, rumours in the North East are that Aberdeen are also looking into the possibility of bringing Leigh Griffiths to the club with the Dons in need of a proven striker – Sunday Post

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Man Utd double-act

Roy Keane could bring Nicky Butt to Parkhead as his assistant if he gets the Celtic job. The former Manchester United captain is on the short-list to replace Neil Lennon and has already held talks with the Parkhead hierarchy, while his former Old Trafford team-mate left his post as head of first-team development at United – The Sun

Helander targeted

Aston Villa are being linked with a move for Rangers defender Filip Helander. According to Swedish outlet Sportbladet, Villa are interested in the 27-year-old with Premier League rivals Leicester City also said to be keen.

Ajer ‘suffered’ for Norway

Norway coach Stale Solbakken admitted that Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer endured a difficult night during his side’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying defeat. “He [Ajer] had periods where it went well, and then there were situations where it did not go well,” Solbakken told Norwegian daily VG. “Both he and others suffered at times.”

Brutal Hearts verdict

Former Hearts midfielder Ian Black has branded the current team "a f*****g joke" as they followed their humiliating Scottish Cup exit to Brora Rangers with a home loss to Queen of the South. Hearts posted their XI for the match on Instagram, with Black responding: "That team there is a f*****g joke.” – Daily Record

‘Horrible’ Hibs start

Hibs midfielder Joe Newell has opened up about his ‘horrible’ start to life at Easter Road and being one of the ‘unfittest’ players at the club, while also making an admission that he wants Edinburgh rivals Hearts back in the Premiership – Edinburgh Evening News

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