Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Doughty, Rangers, Johnson, Stokes

Scottish gossip

Celtic are ready to make a third bid for Charlton’s versatile left-sided player Alfie Doughty, who could yet sign a pre-contract with the Scottish champions in January. (Sun)external-link

Preston boss Alex Neil wants clubs interested in his players to make a “proper offer” as Rangers near a deal for midfielder Daniel Johnson.(Sun)external-link

Johnson has been told by Preston they will not stand in his way if Rangers can agree a price. (Record)external-link

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Anthony Stokes’ future at Livingston is in doubt three weeks after joining the club, with the 32-year-old struggling to adapt to Livi’s artificial pitch and yet to make an appearance for Gary Holt’s team. (Sun)external-link

Stokes has agreed a mutual termination of his contract at Livingston.(Record)external-link

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Brandon Barker and Ryan Jack are expected to miss Rangers’ Europa League second qualifying round tie with Lincoln Red Imps on Thursday. (Sky Sports)external-link

Striker Alfredo Morelos is out of the Ibrox side’s match in Gibraltar. (Express, print edition)

Dundee United defender Ryan Edwards’ challenge on Morelos on Saturday did not merit a red card, says former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher. (Herald – subscription required)external-link

Former Rangers player Brian Laudrup, 51, reveals he has won a 10-year battle with cancer. (Sky Sports)external-link

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes Scott Wright is a key man for the Dons as they target progress in Europe against Norway’s Viking. (Scotsman – subscription required)external-link

McInnes hopes to exploit Viking’s young defence when the sides meet in Norway on Thursday. (Press and Journal – subscription required)external-link

Sporting Lisbon, who will play the winner of Viking v Aberdeen, have been hit with a coronavirus outbreak with reports of seven players testing positive. (Evening Express – subscription required)external-link

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson admits his budget is “tight” but he knows what positions he wants to strengthen before the close of the transfer window. (Courier – subscription required)external-link

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