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The Scottish Rugby Union says it is ready to open the doors of Murrayfield Stadium to its footballing counterparts if the Scottish FA decides to quit Hampden Park when its lease ends in 2020.(The Scotsman)

Celtic supporters who took out a full page newspaper ­advert to brand Rangers a new club ahead of this weekend's Old Firm showdown have been ­compared to psychopaths by former Hoops player and manager Kenny ­Dalglish. (The Scotsman)

Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni will miss Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi-final against Celtic after Tunisia qualified for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. (The Scotsman, print edition)

Former Celtic player and manager Neil Lennon says Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi-final will be viewed as an Old Firm derby despite some fans insisting that Rangers are a new club. (Daily Record)

Donervon Daniels has been in action for Blackpool
Donervon Daniels has been on loan with Blackpool and is being linked with Aberdeen

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has abandoned his attempt to sign midfielder Kris Commons and told Celtic to keep him.(The Herald)

Celtic have rejected a £3m offer for defender Efe Ambrose from Greek club Olympiakos. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Blackpool have approached Partick Thistle with an increased bid for right-back Stephen O'Donnell after the English Championship club had a £30,000 offer rejected. (Daily Express, print edition)

Partick Thistle are giving a trial to right-back Ryan Finnie, the 19-year-old having been freed by Rangers only six months after arriving from Hamilton Academical. (Daily Express, print edition)

Hamilton Accies have rejected a second offer from Polish club Jagiellonia Bialystock for full-back Ziggy Gordon. (The Sun, print edition)

English Championship club Rotherham United are preparing a transfer bid for St Mirren midfielder Kenny McLean. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack
Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack is being linked with Roma and Napoli

Roma and Napoli are chasing Aberdeen's £2m-rated midfielder, Ryan Jack.(Press and Journal)

Aberdeen are poised to sign defender Donervon Daniels on loan from West Brom until the end of the season. (Daily Express)

Motherwell are waiting to hear if their bid to extend forward Henrik Ojamaa's loan from Legia Warsaw for the rest of the season has been successful. (Daily Express, print edition)

Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is expecting an offer for Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes from a Premier League club before the end of the January transfer window.(Daily Mail)

Sir Alex Ferguson was paid more than £2m last year for his role as ambassador for Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson has defended coach Vern Cotter's controversial decision to include Hugh Blake in his Six Nations squad despite the former New Zealand Under-20 back-rower still awaiting his Edinburgh debut.(The Scotsman)

Salford full-back Kevin Locke could switch from New Zealand to Scotland for the 2016 Rugby League Four Nations. (Daily Express, print edition)

Stephen Gallacher will become only the sixth European Tour hat-trick winner, joining Tiger Woods, Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam, Ernie Els and Colin Montgomerie, should the Scot defend the Dubai Desert Classic this week.(The Scotsman)

Marc Warren is expected to move from 71st to 60th in the world golf rankings after finishing runner-up to South African Branden Grace in the Qatar Masters on Saturday, thus securing a start in next month's $8.5m WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami. (The Scotsman)

New world darts champion Gary Anderson has launched an academy bearing his name to teach the sport to school children at Bannermann High School in Baillieston, Glasgow.(Daily Record)

Scottish No.1 Gavin Rumgay lost out in the quarter-finals of the World Championship of Ping Pong at London's Alexandra Palace but boosted his bank balance by $3000.(The Herald)

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