Neil Lennon on whether Leigh Griffiths will be loaned, Celtic eye move for £8m EPL striker, Parkhead boss unlikely to seek reunion with Newcastle keeper, Hearts and Thistle could soon learn fate - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Wednesday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths training at Lennoxtown. Picture: SNS

Celtic eyeing £8m striker

Celtic are considering a move for West Ham United striker Albian Ajeti. The Swiss international has struggled to break into the starting XI since moving in an £8m deal from Basel last summer. (Daily Record)

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Lennon answers Griffiths question

Neil Lennon says he is not thinking about loaning out controversial striker Leigh Griffiths at this moment in time. The Scottish international was left behind as Celtic jetted out to the continent for pre-season preparations after showing up after the football shutdown lacking fitness. (Daily Record)

Hoops unlikely to move for Darlow

Celtic are unlikely to make a move for Newcastle United keeper Karl Darlow. The Scottish champions were linked with a move for the ex-Nottingham Forest star last summer and have been alerted to his availability. However, Neil Lennon is expected to look elsewhere. (Scottish Sun)

Hearts, Thistle could learn fate by end of this week

Hearts and Partick Thistle could find out whether they’ve been successful in their fight against the SPFL by the end of this week after the arbitration panel concluded its interviews with witnesses. (Daily Record)

Spanish football going to courts

Spain could be the latest football nation to go to court over relegation. Deportivo La Coruna were demoted to the third division on Monday even though they couldn't play their final match against Fuenlabrada because some Fuenlabrada players tested positive for Covid-19 just hours before the game. (The Scotsman)

SFA sympathy for Hearts, Thistle

Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell admits he has sympathy for the plight of Hearts and Partick Thistle but insists he has no role to play in the dispute over their relegations. (The Scotsman)

Scottish football facing £6m shortfall

Scottish football is facing a potential £6 million shortfall if supporters are not allowed to attend the rescheduled international and Scottish Cup fixtures at Hampden in the remainder of 2020. (The Scotsman)

Petrie health update

Rod Petrie is recovering from the health issue which forced him to step down temporarily as Scottish FA president and is expected to return to the role soon. (The Scotsman)

Bartley expecting BLM backing

Marvin Bartley expects the vast majority of footballers in the country to defy the racists and take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement when the new football season gets underway on 1 August. (The Scotsman)

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