Scottish gossip: Celtic, Ajer, Rangers, Hearts, Inverness, Raith Rovers – BBC News

AC Milan have targeted Celtic’s Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer. (Sun)

Scotland cap Gordon Greer expects former Brighton team-mate Connor Goldson to stay at Rangers after Nikola Katic sustained a serious knee injury, despite Goldson having been linked with a return to England. (Record)

The Scottish government say it is too soon to say whether supporters will be allowed to attend Celtic’s meeting with visitors Rangers in October. (Herald – subscription required)

Kyle Lafferty would be keen to return to Hearts but is also interested in a move abroad. (Scotsman – subscription required)

Scottish winger Sam Nicholson has held talks with former club Hearts as well as Bristol City after leaving Colorado Rapids. (Record)

“The whole thing is ludicrous and a scandal,” says Hearts captain Steven Naismith of the club’s relegation after the Scottish Premiership season was curtailed because of coronavirus. (Sun)

Top-flight clubs have voiced opposition to an SPFL proposal to give the league body special executive powers in the event of a second wave of Covid-19. (Record)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle will use the Betfred Cup, slated for October, as pre-season to keep their players on furlough for as long as possible, says chief executive Scot Gardiner. (Press and Journal – subscription required)

Raith Rovers will continue their legal fight alongside Dundee United and Cove Rangers against having their promotions potentially overturned after fellow SPFL clubs offered financial help. (Courier – subscription required)

Academy football at Scottish Premiership clubs is expected to return in September. (Herald – subscription required)

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