The latest news and gossip from around Scottish football following a weekend that saw Celtic extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Bristol City issue hands-off warning to Celtic 

Bristol City have insisted that Swedish winger Niclas Eliasson, who yesterday was linked as a possible transfer target for Celtic, is not for sale this month as they chase promotion to the Premier League. According to reports, Celtic have scouted the 24-year-old winger but with Bristol City being just 2 points off of the playoffs, the club are not keen to sell. (Daily Record

Now is not the time to lay down and die - Defoe

Jermain Defoe insisted that losing to Hearts di not mean it is the time for Rangers to “lay down and die” after losing ground on Celtic in the Premiership title race. He said: “That is football. It is a lot of pressure but at the end of the day it is good pressure because you are playing for a club like this and there is a demand to win games. You have to achieve things and titles and trophies. It is a lot of pressure but, at the same time, I feel that we are good enough and strong enough to handle that kind of pressure.

“Of course it is a setback today but all we can do is continue to do what we have done. We can’t forget about the result today, of course, or the performance because it has got to hurt and it is hurting." (Herald

READ MORE: Why Steven Gerrard needs another striker for Rangers to maintain their title push

Soro to arrive in Glasgow 

Ismaila Soro will arrive in Glasgow today to complete his £2m move from Bnei Yahuda to Celtic, with the Ivory Coast midfielder saying his dream is to play for Liverpool one day. He told The Sun: "After Celtic I would like to play in the Premier League and Liverpool, that's why the Scottish League will be very good for me.

"I'm really happy to make a career because Celtic is a great team." (The Sun

Derek McInnes 'gutted' at fan response 

Derek McInnes has said he was "a bit gutted" to hear Aberdeen fans urging him to leave the club at the end of Sunday's goalless draw at St Mirren. He said: "I can’t pretend otherwise, I am (disappointed by the abuse). But that’s the way it is. I don’t think it was a lot of them but it was enough to be heard.

“We’re all human at the end of the day. I’m a bit gutted by it. But you don’t sign up to be Aberdeen manager to be popular. If results don’t come you expect criticism – it’s the same at any bigger club." (Evening Express

Rangers to get rid of Herrera

Rangers flop Eduardo Herrera will sign for Mexican club Puebla FC this week according to reports, with the Ibrox club keen to get him off the wage bill. The player has six months left on his contract at Rangers. Puebla manager Juan Reynoso Guzman said: "We are working very hard to bring Eduardo Herrera to the club. It's no secret that we want him here. We expect to be in a position to make an announcement in a few days time."

(Daily Record

Edouard was offered free-kick by Johnston 

Mikey Johnston said he offered Odsonne Edouard the chance to score a hat trick by giving him the ball for a free kick. He said: "He's got so much talent and his confidence is obviously brimming just now. Whenever he gets the ball he thinks something is going to happen. He’s unbelievable. He’s also unselfish – I wanted him to hit that second-half free-kick for his hat-trick but I was on free-kicks today and he said to me. ‘no, on you go, take it.’" (The Herald

Celtic rubbish Edouard move to Monaco 

Celtic have dismissed talk that Monaco have made an approach for Odsonne Edouard. French media are claiming that such a move has been made but a source told The Sun that no such talks had been held. (The Sun)

READ MORE: Celtic 3-0 Ross County: Five things we learned from Parkhead as Edouard double seals win

Fraser Murray to join Dundee

Hibs midfielder Fraser Murray, 20, is set to join Dundee on loan until the end of the season. (Evening Telegraph

Kenny Miller to join Raith?

Kenny Miller looks set to join League One leaders Raith Rovers at the age of 40 after six months with Partick Thistle. (Various)