Rumour Mill: Celtic | Hearts | Aberdeen | Inverness

Derek McInnes and Billy Brown face bans, Celtic eye Nir Biton, Shakhter ‘coming to fight’, Dean Brill’s Inverness shock, and more.

Hearts assistant Billy Brown was sent to the stands. Picture: SNS
Hearts assistant Billy Brown was sent to the stands. Picture: SNS

Ban looms

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes and Hearts assistant Billy Brown could be facing touchline bans after Saturday’s altercation which saw both sent to the stands.

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McInnes pushed Brown after he strayed into the Aberdeen side while celebrating Jordan McGhee’s late winner. (Daily Express)

Celtic eye Biton

Israeli star Nir Biton is the latest name to feature on Neil Lennon’s radar as Celtic look to boost their squad.

It is thought Celtic could land the midfielder for as little as £700,000. (Daily Record)

Pukki deal to be sealed

Celtic look set to tie up the deal for Teemu Pukki any day this week.

The Finn is thought to be on his way to Glasgow in a £3m move from Schalke in Germany. (Scotsman)

Brill shock at Highland drive

Keeper Dean Brill was shocked at how far north he had to drive to sign for Inverness.

The Luton Town man travelled from Bedford and thought when he reached Glasgow that the journey would be easy.

However, he was stunned to find he still had another 150 miles to go. Brill says he hopes to stay at Inverness beyond January. (Various)

Shakhter warning

Shakhter Karagandy have warned Celtic that they are aiming to sink the Glasgow team’s European dream in Wednesday’s second leg.

Boss Viktor Kumykov said: We are definitely going to Glasgow to fight. We will fight. We will fight.” (Sun)

• Scott Brown has said that a full Parkhead crowd will scare Shakhter, and Celtic have no intention of settling for Europa League football. (Scotsman)