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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Striker Tony Watt will be allowed to go on loan to another club if Celtic receive a suitable offer.

Full story: The Sun

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is concerned that Northern Irish champions Cliftonville could take his team to extra-time in their Champions League qualifier. (Various)

Midfielder Kevin Thomson says he refused offers from clubs in England to sign for Hibernian for another year. (The Sun)

David Goodwillie insists he is one of the quieter players in the youthful Dundee United changing room. (Various)

Stiliyan Petrov says the moment he was told his football career was over was "just as tough, if not tougher" than being told he had leukaemia.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald has offered midfielder Mark Kerr a contract at Firhill after the player impressed in trial matches. (The Sun)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall hopes to announce the signing of James McFadden and Stephen McManus on Monday. (Sunday Mail)

The Scottish Professional Football League should bring the season forward by a month, argues Billy Dodds, so that the country's clubs have played competitive games before engaging in European competition. (Sunday Herald)

Rangers chief executive Craig Mather will meet manager Ally McCoist on Tuesday to discuss signing defenders Bilel Mohsni and Boris Pandza. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

British 1500m champion Chris O'Hare is wary of assuming he has won a place in the World Championships in Moscow after the Edinburgh runner's previous European and Olympic selection disappointments. (Sunday Herald)

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray believes rivals Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer will soon be back fighting it out for the top prizes in tennis.

Full story: The Sun

Greenock golfer Chris Doak described his 73 in the third round of the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart as "a sore one". (The Sun)

America-based Glaswegian golfer Martin Laird, despite being six shots off the lead going into the final round, is confident he can become the first home winner of the Scottish Open since Colin Montgomerie in 1999. (Sunday Herald)

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