Celtic board's position on Neil Lennon sacking, Rangers lose over £80m, Celtic to open talks over signing of star player, Parkhead target 'not interested' in loan deal - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Tuesday’s Scottish football news and gossip.

Lennon won’t walk away

Neil Lennon will not quit as manager of Celtic despite mounting pressure from the Parkhead support. It’s also understood that the under-fire boss retains the backing of the Celtic Park board. (The Herald)

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Celtic ready to open talks

Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS
Celtic manager Neil Lennon. Picture: SNS

Celtic are ready to open talks with Milan over a permanent move for impressive left-back Diego Laxalt. The Uruguayan joined on loan in the summer window and the Hoops are keen to extend his stay beyond this season. (gianlucadimarzio.com)

Henderson won’t be moving to Celtic

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled out a January loan move for goalkeeper Dean Henderson to Celtic. He insists the player wants to remain at Old Trafford and will gain opportunities as a back-up to David de Gea across the course of this season. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers have lost over £80m

Rangers have lost over £80million in operating costs since the beginning of the 2012/13 season. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers hopeful over Zungu

Steven Gerrard is confident the knee injury sustained by Bongani Zungu on international duty last week will not significantly disrupt the midfielder’s efforts to force his way into the Rangers starting line-up. (The Scotsman)

Ross wants rule reconsideration

Hibs boss Jack Ross has no complaints over Saturday’s penalty conceded against Celtic – but has urged football’s law-makers to revisit the handball rule for the sake of players, managers and referees. (Evening News)

Neilson backing Popescu

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson remains fully behind Romanian centre-back Mihai Popescu after criticism over his part in Friday’s defeat at Dunfermline. (Evening News)

Inverness investigated over stewards claim

The SFA are investigating a claim that Inverness CT bussed in a number of stewards from tier four Glasgow to help control their crowd in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Raith Rovers. The Caley Jags are allowed supporters into the ground under tier one rules for the local area. (Daily Record)

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