The latest news and gossip from around Scottish football as Celtic up their search for a striker and Filip Benkovic is available for loan. 

Celtic hold talks over Slovan striker

Slovan Bratislava chief Ivan Kmotrik has confirmed that Celtic are in talks to sign striker Andraz Sporar. The Slovenia international is amongst the attackers on Celtic's transfer target list. Kmotrik insisted the Slovakian club would be looking for significantly more than "two of three million euros" Speaking to Sport24, Kmotrik said: “There are many people interested in Andraz and Celtic is the most aggressive yet. We have a meeting with the representatives of this club right now and we’ll see what happens. (Daily Record)

Forster could stay at Celtic says Celtic great

Celtic great Pat Bonner reckons Fraser Forster could be prepared to accept a massive drop in wages in order to make his Parkhead move permanent after rediscovering his love of football in Glasgow. He said: “I think it’s very important that he enjoys being at Celtic,” said Bonner. “He feels that people respect him and value him.

“The grass is not always greener somewhere else. Now, of course, Fraser is on big money with Southampton. It’s incredible the money players get down south and it’s hard to know if Celtic could even afford to take him for half his money." (The Herald

MLS club keen on Hearts player

A number of MLS sides are thought to be tracking Jake Mulraney. The Hearts player is thought to be a target from Atlanta United with the club prepared to offer £200,000 to bring the player to the MLS. (Daily Record)

Steven Gerrard urges staff to keep caution

Steven Gerrard will urge his Rangers staff to keep their cool in the heat of the moment after clashing with their Hibernian counterparts at Easter Road. Coach Tom Culshaw and Leith assistant John Potter were sent off when tempers flared in the aftermath of the shocking challenge that saw Ryan Porteous sent off for wiping out Borna Barisic. (The Herald)

Benkovic to go on loan

Brendan Rodgers has said that there's a chance Filip Benkovic could go on loan in the January window if the right club is found. The Leicester City boss previously said he'd be happy for the central defender to return to Celtic - however with the club also targeting Fabricio Bruno could a move be off? (Various) 

McInnes looking to strengthen

Derek McInnes wants to add new faces to his Aberdeen squad next month after Greg Leigh and Craig Bryson were ruled out for at least two months. The Aberdeen manager has expressed interest in Dylan McGeouch in the past. (Daily Record

David Gray urges calm from Easter Road crowd

Hibs manager Jack Ross and club captain David Gray have delivered a joint message urging fans to control themselves at Thursday’s Boxing Day clash with Hearts. (The Scotsman)