Thursday's Scottish Gossip: Aberdeen, Thelin, Celtic, Hatate, Hearts, Halkett, Gray

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Aberdeen's hopes of appointing Elfsborg coach Jimmy Thelin as Pittodrie manager are fading. (Sun)

The Dons have moved closer to appointing a new boss, having whittled down their shortlist. (Record)

Reo Hatate played 45 minutes in Celtic's bounce game with St Mirren as he continued his recovery from a double calf injury. (Sun)

Hearts defender Craig Halkett is to have an exploratory knee operation. (Record)

Leeds United are set to offer possible future Scotland midfielder Archie Gray, 18, an improved contract in the summer amid interest from top-six Premier League clubs. (Football Insider)