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Rangers chief executive Derek Llambias will outline shareholder Mike Ashley's vision for the future of the Ibrox club to the SFA on Tuesday, with Celtic chief Peter Lawwell one of the group who will listen to the pitch. (Daily Record)

Former Rangers director Paul Murray believes chairman David Somers should step down after what he described as a "shambolic performance" at the club's fiery AGM. (Daily Express)

Skipper Lee McCulloch says his former Rangers manager Ally McCoist was his hero and added "he will always be a legend in my eyes". (Daily Express)

Graeme Shinnie
Inverness defender Graeme Shinnie could be set for a switch to English Championship side Birmingham

Craig Brown has described Billy Davies, who is in the frame for the Rangers job, as "outstanding" and reckons he would be a huge hit at Ibrox. (Daily Express)

Former Rangers captain Richard Gough fears for the future of the club now that McCoist has left Ibrox. (Scottish Sun)

Inverness youngster Ryan Christie has emerged as a transfer target for Celtic. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic are tracking Senegalese defensive midfielder Kara Mbodji, who plays for Alex McLeish's Racing Genk side in Belgium. (Daily Express)

Defender Adam Matthews is refusing to rule out Aberdeen, Dundee United and Inverness' chances of mounting a title challenge to his Celtic side this season. (Herald)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan believes the lure of European football could help Celtic land winger Ikechi Anya, who has been a star for the national side under Strachan. (Various)

Hearts are ready to bolster their front line options by signing Bolton striker Tom Eaves on loan in January. (Daily Express)

Steven MacLean
Striker Steven MacLean has not featured for St Johnstone since August after picking up an injury

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has played down his touchline spat with striker David Goodwillie. (Various)

But Dons legend Willie Miller reckons Goodwillie "let himself down" by throwing a "tantrum" after being subbed against Kilmarnock on Saturday. (Daily Mail)

Motherwell skipper Keith Lasley says new manager Ian Baraclough has restored the squad's belief. (Scottish Sun)

Former Scotland under-21 boss Billy Stark is in the running to take over at managerless Ayr United. (Scottish Sun)

St Johnstone striker Steven MacLean could make a shock return from injury in the match against Dundee United this weekend. (Daily Record)

Cowdenbeath manager Jimmy Nicholl reckons an all-out attacking style will help his side end Hearts' unbeaten run in the Scottish Championship on Tuesday night. (Daily Record)

Bolton manager Neil Lennon is targeting a play-off spot after revitalising the English Championship outfit since taking over in October. (Daily Express)

Ikechi Anya
Celtic target Ikechi Anya scored for Scotland against World Champions Germany in Euro 2016 qualifying

Lennon is also hoping to beat former club Celtic to the signing of St Mirren midfielder John McGinn. (Scottish Sun)

And Birmingham hope to sign another Celtic target in Inverness defender Graeme Shinnie. (Scottish Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish golfer Stephen Gallacher is stepping up his efforts to make a real impact at The Masters and The Open. (Scottish Sun)

Pro12 disciplinary officials are investigating the mass brawl that was sparked after Treviso's Romulo Accosta punched Edinburgh's Fraser McKenzie repeatedly during Friday's match at Murrayfield. (Herald)

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