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Hearts' administrator Bryan Jackson will travel to Lithuania to try to save the club's takeover deal from collapsing as creditors of Hearts' major shareholder, UBIG, delay making an agreement with BIDCO 1874. (The Sun)

Former Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov, now based in Moscow, fears he would be assassinated if he returned to Lithuania. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will meet majority shareholder Dermot Desmond and chief executive Peter Lawwell in the coming week to discuss investing in the squad for the next five years. (Various)

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster dismisses the notion that he could be overlooked for a place in England's World Cup squad on the grounds that goalkeeping coach Dave Watson has worked at club level with his rivals - Joe Hart, Ben Foster, John Ruddy and Jack Butland. (Sunday Mail)

Scott Brown, the Celtic captain, believes the Scottish Professional Football League should have presented him with the Scottish Premiership trophy after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Ross County, rather than wait until the last day of the season. (Various)

Brown's team-mate Leigh Griffiths says he will need to improve his positional sense and link-up play for next season. (Sunday Mail, The Sun)

Manchester United manager David Moyes tells the disgruntled fans who paid for a plane to fly over Old Trafford displaying the message "Wrong One - Moyes Out" that they should instead have donated money to Darren Fletcher's colitis charity. (Various)

Hibs boss Terry Butcher says Aberdeen have given his club "the perfect template to follow" - the Dons progressed from a bottom-six finish in the league last season to fighting for second spot in the current campaign. (Sunday Express)

Kyle Hutton says he and his Rangers team-mates will rally round Lewis Macleod whose heart muscles have been affected by an allergic reaction to a virus. (Various)

Rangers striker Jon Daly is a fitness doubt for the Ramsdens Cup final against Raith Rovers and the Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United after injuring his hamstring against Arbroath on Saturday. (The Mail on Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors flanker Rob Harley praises the defensive qualities and fighting spirit that were evident in his team's 11-9 win over Ospreys on Friday. (The Mail on Sunday)

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