Rumour Mill: Aberdeen ‘to blame’ for McInnes exit | Rodgers reveals transfer window plans | EPL side eye £20m Dembele bid

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Kris Boyd believes Aberdeen are to blame if Derek McInnes leaves the club for Rangers, Brendan Rodgers has revealed his intentions for the upcoming transfer window, and Brighton are considering a £20m January move for Moussa Dembele.

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Derek McInnes, right, is wanted by Rangers. Picture: SNS

Derek McInnes, right, is wanted by Rangers. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen to blame for McInnes exit

Kris Boyd reckons Aberdeen have no one to blame but themselves if Derek McInnes leaves the club for Rangers. The former Ibrox striker has credited McInnes with rejuvenating the city as well as the club, and says the 46-year-old has been let down by Aberdeen’s failure to get a new stadium and training ground during his time in charge. (Scottish Sun)

– Aberdeen want McInnes more than Rangers, says former goalscoring hero Duncan Shearer. (Daily Record)

– Moving to Rangers would show a lack of ambition from McInnes, according to Aberdeen legend Joe Harper. (Scottish Sun)

McInnes holds talks with Milne

Rangers target Derek McInnes appears to have taken a major step towards his Aberdeen exit after holding showdown talks with Pittodrie chief Stewart Milne. The Dons boss and his assistant Tony Docherty did not take their team’s training session on Wednesday morning and instead headed for a face-to-face meeting with Milne after the Reds chairman rejected Rangers’ request to speak to McInnes. (The Scotsman)

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O’Neill a target for Aberdeen

Aberdeen could make a shock approach for Michael O’Neill if, as expected, Derek McInnes makes his move to Rangers. The Northern Ireland boss is the No.1 target for the Scottish FA after Gordon Strachan’s sacking in October, but the Dons may look to pinch the manager from under the noses of the national team as they look to tempt him back into club football. (Scottish Sun)

Brighton to make £20m move for Dembele

Brighton are ready to spend £20million to bring Celtic striker Moussa Dembele to the club in the January transfer window. The English Premier League side are desperate for more firepower up front having missed out on the chance to sign Vincent Janssen in the summer. They may need to up their offer, though, as Celtic consider Dembele to be worth closer to £30million. (Daily Mail)

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Brendan Rodgers’ transfer window plans

Brendan Rodgers will not splash out on a marquee signing in the January transfer window to boost Celtic’s chances in the Europa League. The Parkhead manager had previously indicated he was looking to strengthen in January to give his side time to settle for next year’s Champions League charge. However, he insists he won’t be spending big bucks in order to do so. (Daily Express)

Ferguson rubbishes Rangers return rumours

Barry Ferguson has rubbished reports linking him with a return to Ibrox, branding the speculation ‘a lot of nonsense’. The former Rangers skipper emerged as a possible contender for a role in a Derek McInnes-led coaching team earlier this week but Ferguson insisted he had no contact with McInnes or Rangers. (The Scotsman)

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Brown: Scotland wait a pain in the arse

Scott Brown has once again hit out at the length of time it is taking Scotland to appoint a successor to Gordon Strachan. Describing the delay as a “pain in the arse”, the national captain believes time is running out before Scotland embark on a round of friendlies early next year. The 32-year-old midfielder has has already publicly urged the Scottish FA to “get the finger out”. (The Scotsman)

Neilson to battle Hearts and Dons for McGinn

Ex-Hearts boss Robbie Neilson may be set to gazump his old club’s attempts to sign out-of-contract winger Niall McGinn. The MK Dons manager is looking to strengthen his attacking options with his side sitting in 16th place in the League One table. McGinn is a free agent after leaving Korean side Gwangju. (Daily Express)

– Ann Budge has promised to back manager Craig Levein in the January transfer window. (Daily Record)

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