Celtic cool interest in signing target, Serie A giants prepare Tierney bid, Hibs eyeing moves for former favourites, Hearts star told to leave - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Celtic have cooled their interest in Paddy McNair, Napoli are ready to make an offer for Kieran Tierney, and Hibs have provided updates on their bid to bring Marc McNulty and Stephane Omeonga back to the club.

McNair

Monday's Scottish football news and gossip.

Celtic have cooled their interest in Middlesbrough utility man Paddy McNair as they focus on improving at the full-back positions.

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Napoli are ready to steal Kieran Tierney from under the noses of Arsenal as the Italian giants prepare to make an offer to Celtic. (Daily Mail)
Paul Heckingbottom says Hibs are in constant dialogue with Stephane Omeonga as they seek to bring the player back to Easter Road for a second spell. (Evening News)
Hibs head coach Paul Heckingbottom has revealed that the signing of striker Christian Doidge does not mean he has given up on bringing Marc McNulty back to Easter Road. (Evening News)
Stoke City have joined the race to sign Luton Town defender Jack Stacey, who is a signing target for Celtic this summer. (Daily Record)
Hamilton Accies will complete the signing of Johnny Hunt on Monday following the left-sided player's release from Stevenage. (Daily Record)
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has expressed his delight at securing his first two signings of the summer, with Christopher Jullien and Luca Connell both due to train with the squad for the first time today. (The Scotsman)
Olly Lee is ready to leave Hearts and return to England once he finds a new club. The midfielder is surplus to requirements at Tynecastle. (Evening News)
Ash Taylor has called Derek McInnes the best manager in Scotland as he reveals his reasons for leaving Aberdeen first time around were to do with his family. (Daily Record)
A leading historian has said that the English should stop claiming the game as their own as football was invented in Scotland. (The Scotsman)