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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are interested in 22-year-old Club Brugge centre-back Brandon Mechele. Ronny Deila could try to bring the Belgian to Glasgow in case Jason Denayer and Virgil van Dijk are not at the club next season. (Daily Record)

SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan has suffered another humiliating defeat after Inverness's Josh Meekings was cleared to play in the Scottish Cup final. It follows McGlennan's failed attempts to have Rangers goalkeeper Steve Simonsen's ban increased for betting offenses. (Daily Record)

Caley Thistle boss John Hughes says he almost quit over Meekings saga and believes McGlennan is "being used as a patsy". (Various)

Brandon Mechele
Is Club Brugge centre-back Brandon Mechele destined for Celtic?

PFA Scotland chief executive Fraser Wishart has called for a re-examination of the way video evidence is used in Scottish football. (Herald)

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright reckons it is a "worrying development" that the compliance officer got involved in the Meekings situation. (Sun)

Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim is unhappy with the performance of Scottish referee Willie Collum in their Champions League quarter-final loss to Juventus. Jardim feels Collum failed to award a clear penalty and also should have sent off Giorgio Chiellini. (Herald)

Falkirk will send striker Rory Loy for treatment at England's St George's Park training base in an effort to get him fit for the Scottish Cup final against Inverness. (Herald)

Kilmarnock legend Davie Sneddon says he thought he was going to miss the header that gave the club the 2-0 victory over Hearts they needed to secure the only top flight title in their history in 1965 - 50 years ago today. (Herald)

Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke has told his out of contract players they must guarantee the club's Premiership safety before finalising any new deals. (Sun)

Kilmarnock hero Davie Sneddon
Kilmarnock hero Davie Sneddon

Hibernian chief executive Leeann Dempster stressed she is not bitter or upset after SPFL clubs voted against reducing the slice of pay-off gate receipt money going into a 'central' pot from 50% to 25%. (Scotsman)

Greek side AEK Athens and several English clubs are pursuing Partick Thistle defender Conrad Balatoni. (Daily Record)

On-loan Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson netted his first goal for Rosenborg on his first start. (Daily Express)

Dundee United's Robbie Muirhead could make his first start against Celtic on Sunday, since joining from Kilmarnock during the transfer window. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh Rugby are sweating over the condition of No.8 David Denton ahead of the European Challenge Cup final against Gloucester on 1 May after he suffered concussion in the recent loss to Munster. (Herald)

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