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Scottish gossip: Celtic, Hatate, Feyenoord, Rangers, Beale, Hibs, Montgomery, Aberdeen, Hearts

Celtic midfielder Reo Hatate and the BBC Sport Gossip graphic
Celtic midfielder has been with Celtic since January 2022

Celtic midfielder Reo Hatate tells Japanese media he still has career ambitions "to clear" and has "always had an ultimate goal in mind". (Herald - subscription required)

Hatate and Celtic have opened talks over a new contract. (Mail, print edition)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admits Hatate had a challenging summer amid transfer links. (Herald - subscription required)

Tuesday's Champions League opener with Feyenoord will weigh on Rodgers' mind as the Celtic manager selects his team to face Dundee on Saturday. (Scotsman)

Feyenoord face a striker shortage going into Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Celtic in Rotterdam. (Record)

Manager Michael Beale insists he cares too much about Rangers to walk away. (Sun)

Rangers midfielder John Lundstram insists the squad are fully behind under pressure Beale. (Herald - subscription required)

Defender Filip Helander feared his career might be over after deciding against an operation during the injury interrupted end to his spell at Rangers. (Record)

Former Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos' Santos debut as a substitute ended in a 3-0 defeat by Cruzeiro, with his manager Diego Aguirre under pressure after a difficult spell. (Sun)

Scotland's midweek defeat by England reminded Graeme Souness of Rangers' heavy loss to Liverpool last season (Record)

Plymouth forward Ryan Hardie is targeting a Scotland call-up. (Herald - subscription required)

Uefa is considering changes to the Women's Champions League, including an expansion of the tournament. (Times - subscription required)

Striker Chris Kane intends to repay the faith shown in him by St Johnstone manager Steven MacLean. (Courier - subscription required)

New Hibernian manager Nick Montgomery gets a ringing endorsement from Tottenham and former Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou, who is aware of Montgomery from their shared A-League background. (Record)

Postecoglou backs Montgomery to replicate the success the Hibs boss enjoyed in Australia. (Scotsman - subscription required)

Meanwhile, midfielder Dylan Levitt is back in full training at Hibernian following a recent injury. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Hearts defender Stephen Kingsley warns Europa Conference League entrants Aberdeen the next few months will be "relentless" as they juggle domestic and European fixtures. (Record)

On-loan defender Odel Offiah is expected back at Hearts on Monday after returning to parent club Brighton to address a medical issue. (Scotsman)

Leighton Clarkson says Aberdeen have not given a thought to their Conference League opener with Eintracht Frankfurt, with their full focus on Saturday's match away to Hearts. (Record)

The Dons were not suffering from a European hangover before the international break, says Clarkson. (Press and Journal - subscription required)

Motherwell full-back Brodie Spencer is eager to come up against St Mirren forward Conor McMenamin, whom he used to idolise at Cliftonville. (Herald - subscription required)

Dundee forward Zach Robinson promises there's more to come from him this season. (Courier - subscription required)