Serie A giants eye Scotland under-21; Aberdeen striker EPL target; Celtic could move for Hibs man; Gerrard on Rangers transfer window; SPFL Rumour Mill Dec 6

After a Saturday full of drama there’s more football to look forward to today in the Scottish Premiership with league leaders Rangers kicking off at lunchtime against Ross County in Dingwall, followed by reigning champions Celtic hosting St Johnstone at Parkhead.

Scottish Football rumour mill 06/12/20

The top two dominate the backpages, but there are plenty of stories for fans of all clubs to pore over this Sunday morning.

Coronavirus is rarely far from the Scottish football headlines with Dundee United and Celtic now in focus, and the Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths has also put his team-mates in focus this morning, and they measure up well in the Scotland international’s opinion.

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Steven Gerrard has also looked at his squad and is pleased with how it has shaped up.

Celtic's Maryan Shved has been slammed by his loan-club Mechelen's manager for his attitude and told to 'take up billiards' (Daily Star)

There’s inevitable transfer speculation with the January window just weeks away while the fall-out from the SPFL punishments to Kilmarnock and St Mirren continues.

It’s all here, amongst the headlines, stories and gossip in the Rumour Mill of Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove has emerged as a shock transfer target for Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce (Sun on Sunday)
Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer says his club's 3-0 defeat punishment for a COVID-19 related postponement earlier this season is harsh and the club has been 'slapped round the face' by league officials. (STV)
Steven Gerrard has made a January transfer window prediction but says Rangers will maintain contract talks with first-team players including Glenn Kamara (Scotsman.com)
Celtic could turn to Ofir Marciano at Hibs, or return for their former number one Fraser Forster, as the solution to their current goalkeeping woes (Scotsman.com)
Former Rangers midfielder Rino Gattuso is eyeing a move to take another Ibrox middle man Billy Gilmour to Napoli from Chelsea (Calcio Mercato)
Celtic say they have adhered to COVID-19 protocols at Lennoxtown after questions were raised over the club's team photograph footage issued on Twitter from last month (Various)
Preston midfielder has 'put transfer talk to bed' after Rangers were linked with a move in the summer (The Sun)
Chris Sutton has admitted Rangers have been doing well this season but highlighted Steven Gerrard's lack of silverware in the past two season (Dailyrecord.co.uk)
Micky Mellon, currently self-isolating as a pre-caution, could potentially be back in the dugout for Dundee United's match with Rangers next weekend (SportsMole)
Former Rangers manager Walter Smith has praised James Tavernier's resilience and rise to prominence after sticky spells at Ibrox in the past (Sunday Post)