The latest news and gossip from around Scottish football

Eagles in for Buffalo

Crystal Palace are set to offer £20million for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, according to a report.

The Colombian striker has been in outstanding form this season, scoring 15 goals in 20 games including an equaliser against Hearts last weekend.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson is a big fan of the 23-year-old and would be willing to shell out.

Aston Villa are also keen on Morelos but Palace director Dougie Freedman was in attendance at Tynecastle to watch him, according to the Scottish Sun.

Tav a wanted man

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton has claimed that James Tavernier is a wanted man down south as several Premier League clubs have contacted him about the defender.

Warburton took Tavernier to Ibrox back in 2015 and knows all about his qualities.

And he has revealed the Gers skipper is the subject of interest from around England.

He told Daily Record: "I know for a fact there is a lot of interest in him down here.

"I hear people talk and I’ve had a lot of phone-calls from managers at other clubs who are asking me about him. I always give them my honest opinion.

"So a lot of Premier League clubs have been watching him because they know how good he is."

Deal CalMac in

Murdo MacLeod has urged Celtic to hand Callum McGregor a bumper new deal.

McGregor is under contract until 2023 after renegotiating terms a year ago but Neil Lennon has suggested he is worthy of a pay hike.

Former Hoops midfielder and assistant boss MacLeod says the Parkhead power-brokers need to get it done as McGregor closes in on his 250th appearance.

"The club need to give him good money in a good contract. That will give him a massive boost," MacLeod said.

"I will be delighted if someone of Callum’s calibre is going to be rewarded because he totally deserves it.

"The way football is now players are coming to Celtic for two or three years — sometimes less — then moving to England to make money.

"Callum has been so loyal to Celtic."