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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have increased their offer to Wolves for striker Kevin Doyle to £750,000 but are still short of the £1.5m asking price - and are struggling to retain Kelvin Wilson, with Nottingham Forest preparing to increase their offer to £2m for the defender who has failed to settle in Scotland.

Daily Express

Elfsborg midfielder Anders Svensson believes referee Manuel De Sousa lied when he said he did not see what the Swedish side think was an elbow in the face of Mo Bangura from Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson - deserving of a red card - in the Glasgow side's 1-0 win in their Champions League qualifier.

The Sun (subscription required)

Hearts administrator Trevor Birch has tempered his disappointment at the club's signing embargo being extended until February with an admission that the Tynecastle club may not even be out of administration by then.

The Scotsman

Forward Adam Campbell could be the next Newcastle United starlet to be loaned to St Mirren after Paul Dummett and Conor Newton spent last season with the Paisley outfit.

The Scotsman

Jim Jefferies is poised to sign a new two-year contract as manager of Dunfermline Athletic after the League One club avoided liquidation this week.

Daily Record (print edition)

New Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker Torbjorn Agdestein says he was freed by Brighton's Oscar Garcia without the club's new manager having seen him play - and that he was signed by Terry Butcher without the Englishman having watched him in action either.

The Sun (subscription required)

Kris Boyd believes he can rediscover his scoring form after signing a new one-year contract at Kilmarnock and force his way back into the Scotland squad.

Daily Express (print edition)

Scotland right-back Alan Hutton has turned down a return to Real Mallorca on loan from Aston Villa after the Spanish club's relegation.

Daily Mirror (print edition)

Frank Lampard is an injury doubt for England's friendly against Scotland at Wembley on 14 August after missing all four of Chelsea's games in their Far East tour with an Achilles injury.

Daily Telegraph

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson thinks the "classic look" of the national team's new strip will help them to victory as they have done well in the past wearing a similar outfit.

The Scotsman

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