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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Manager Neil Lennon expects Celtic to sell England goalkeeper Fraser Forster in the summer, with the Scottish champions expected to look for a fee of around £7.5m, a portion of which will be due to his former club, Newcastle United.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Georgios Samaras could become a bit-part player for the remainder of the season with no transfer materialising for the Greece striker during January after failed to agree a new contract beyond the summer and with manager Neil Lennon planning for the future.

Full story: Sunday Express

Celtic striker Tony Watt has hinted that he might extend his loan deal at Lierse beyond the end of the season after mending his differences with the Belgian side's coach, Stanley Menzo, and scoring five goals in his last four games.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Scotland left-back Lee Wallace, the subject of two failed bids by Nottingham Forest, has revealed that he had no intention of leaving Rangers in the transfer window and is determined to help the League One leaders into Scotland's top flight.

Full story: Sunday Express (print edition)

Rangers defender Sebastien Faure says the Ibrox club's fans will deem their season a failure unless they reach the Scottish Cup final.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes will allow captain Richie Foran to assess his own fitness ahead of today's Scottish League Cup semi-final against Hearts.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Terry Butcher does not rule out turning the loan deals that brought Danny Haynes, Duncan Watmore and Daniel Boateng to Hibernian into permanent moves in the summer and the manager has revealed he missed out on a fourth January signing when an English Premier League club pulled the plug on an agreement for a striker.

Full story: Edinburgh Evening News

Hibernian manager Terry Butcher has admitted that his January loan signings are a stop-gap measure until he revamps his squad in the summer.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Latvia defender Vitalijs Maksimenko has revealed that Scotland centre-half Gordon Greer, a team-mate at Brighton and a former Kilmarnock player, had helped persuade him to join the Rugby Park club on loan.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson is hoping to sign Cardiff City full-back Kevin McNaughton when his fellow Scot's contract with Cardiff City ends in the summer.

Full story: Sunday People (print edition)

Darren Ferguson had his resignation blocked by Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony last weekend, the Scot having wanted to quit after the 5-4 defeat by Oldham Athletic.

Full story: Sunday People (print edition)

Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj's hopes of playing for England will be dashed by the football associations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as they will not want to alter their eligibility rules.

Full story: Sun on Sunday (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Gillian Cooke insists she will not quit bobsleigh despite the former world champion being left out of the British team for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Full story: Sun on Sunday (print edition)

The Scottish Rugby Union has been forced into a humiliating climb-down after its plans to introduce a semi-professional super league at the top end of the club game met with fierce opposition from the wider rugby community.

Full story: Sunday Herald

Musselburgh Racecourse is taking a step up in class by staging its first-ever listed jumps race, the John Smith's Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial, having increased its standing with the British Horseracing Authority.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

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