Sampdoria keen on Rangers star, former Parkhead star labels Celtic player 'awful', Rangers ace posts defiant social media message, Aberdeen look to sign Premiership striker - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Monday’s Scottish football news and gossip.

Rangers midfielder Ianis Hagi. Picture: SNS

Sampdoria eye Hagi

Sampdoria are interested in signing Rangers attacking midfielder Ianis Hagi. The Romanian has so far failed to make himself a regular starter in Steven Gerrard’s preferred XI. (clubdoria46)

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Morelos posts defiant social media message

Alfredo Morelos answered his critics with a defiant message on Instagram, which essentially said he is determined to ‘ride out the storm’ amid a dry spell in front of goal that has saw him score just twice in 15 games. (Daily Record)

McAvennie labels Barkas as ‘awful’

"My God, he’s awful,” was the simple assessment of former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie about summer signing Vasillis Barkas. (Football Insider)

Aberdeen look to sign Premiership star

Aberdeen will look to offer Ross County striker Ross Stewart a pre-contract offer in January as Derek McInnes looks to recruit the 24-year-old in the last six months of his contract. (Daily Record)

Lennon accepts return to form not enough

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has conceded that his side appearing to get their “mojo” back won’t get some supporters off his or the club board’s back. (The Scotsman)

Duffy would never take ‘coward’s’ way out

Shane Duffy says talk of him cutting his loan season with Celtic short to return to parent club Brighton in December would be a coward’s way out he would never take. (The Scotsman)

Neilson ‘delighted’ with Ginnelly return

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson was “delighted” to see Josh Ginnelly back in action after nearly seven weeks on the sidelines. The on-loan Preston North End winger suffered a thigh injury on October 23 in the 1-0 win against Arbroath and had not appeared since prior to Saturday’s clash with Queen of the South. (Evening News)

Hibs out to put wrongs right

Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet says the pain of the club’s recent Scottish Cup defeat is still fresh enough in the memory to serve as a powerful incentive. (Evening News)

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