Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Barcelona, Manchester United

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has refused to confirm or deny interest in Paddy McNair amid speculation in Ireland that the centre-half is heading for Glasgow after the 21-year-old Northern Ireland international is set to be allowed to leave Manchester United on loan as new boss Jose Mourinho juggles his playing resources.(Sunday Post)[1]

Brendan Rodgers believes he needs four new players before the closure of the transfer window, with 21-year-old Manchester United defender Paddy McNair high on the wanted list of the Celtic manager. (Sunday Herald)[2]

Despite his side easing to a 3-1 win over Celtic in Saturday’s friendly in Dublin, Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique believes the Glasgow side will join them by reaching the group stage of the Champions League. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Niko Kranjcar, who joined Rangers this summer, says that, if Celtic reach the Champions League group stage, it will help the Ibrox club’s bid for the Scottish Premiership title. (Sunday Mail)[3]

Saturday’s 3-1 defeat by English Premier League newcomers Burnley at Ibrox has convinced Rangers manager Mark Warburton of the need to invest in his side’s defence.(Sunday Post)[4]

Former Norwich City and Dundee midfielder Mark Fotheringham is aiming for promotion to Bundesliga as assistant boss of Karlsruher. (Sunday Post)[5]


More to follow.

This morning’s gossip column was delayed by technical issues beyond our control.


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