Transfer target turns down 'not acceptable' Celtic offer, furious Aberdeen promise 'full investigation' after Covid-19 cases, Parkhead side distance themselves from signing talks - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Friday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Steven Fletcher has reportedly turned down a move to Celtic. Picture: SNS

Fletcher turns down ‘not acceptable’ Celtic offer

Steven Fletcher is looking at other options after turning down a ‘not acceptable’ offer to join Celtic. Stoke City are now favourites to land the striker. (BBC)

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Celtic not looking to sign Taylor

Despite reports to the contrary, Celtic have not opened talks over a month for Lyle Taylor and are not interested in signing the ex-Charlton Athletic hitman. (Scottish Sun)

Morelos ‘has had head turned’

Steven Gerrard admits Alfredo Morelos has had his head turned by rumours of a move to Lille. But the Rangers manager does not think the constant transfer speculation swirling around the Colombian was to blame as his miserable 2020 continued in Germany last night. (The Scotsman)

8 Aberdeen stars self-isolating

Two Aberdeen players have tested positive for Covid-19 and a further six have been ordered to self-isolate after coming into close contact with one of them. However, the Pittodrie club have been told they must play their scheduled Premiership match against St Johnstone in Perth on Saturday. (The Scotsman)

- Manager Derek McInnes is furious with his players for breaking protocol set down by the SFA, SPFL and Scottish Government which allowed top-flight football to return this month. (Daily Record)

- Dons chairman Dave Cormack has promised a “full investigation” into what caused the outbreak in Aberdeen to spread to the first-team squad. (Scottish Sun)

Hearts and Thistle fined

Hearts and Partick Thistle have both been fined £2500 for breaching Scottish FA rules when they raised court proceedings against the Scottish Professional Football League last month. (The Scotsman)

Killie sign ex-Hearts star

Kilmarnock have announced the signing of former Hearts defender Clevid Dikamona. The centre-back has signed on a one-year deal, subject to Scottish FA approval. (The Scotsman)

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