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Panathinaikos, who have former Hearts player Takis Fyssas as their technical director, have joined Celtic in the race to sign defender Danny Wilson after the Hearts captain opted to leave Tynecastle this summer.(Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila is planning a summer clear-out, reducing the first-team squad from around 30 to 22, supplemented by development squad players, in order to run with a leaner, meaner squad next season. (Sunday Herald)

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen, who has reportedly attracted interest from clubs in Germany and England, says he would be happy to sit down and discuss an extended contract despite being only 16 months into the three-and-a-half year deal he signed when he arrived from Stromsgodset.(Sunday Herald)

Rosenborg will try to extend Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson's three-month loan after being impressed with the 19-year-old's start in Norway. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

The Scottish FA is keeping the door open to former Celtic youth striker Islam Feruz despite the Somali-born Scotland Under-21 international's career at Chelsea suffering a set-back and the 19-year-old declaring that it was his "dream" to play in the Africa Cup of Nations.(Scotland On Sunday)

Hearts captain Danny Wilson
Danny Wilson is looking for a new club and is being linked with Panathinaikos

Aston Villa right-back Alan Hutton, who has been sidelined by an ankle injury, is winning his battle to be fit for Scotland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Republic of Ireland on 13 June. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

The thigh injury that caused midfielder John McGinn to miss Saturday's win over Kilmarnock - and the remainder of the season - was the result of him being speared with a training-ground pole thrown by a team-mate in a freak accident. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Declan McManus, who has scored 22 goals this season, has told his agent not to approach Aberdeen about a new contract beyond the summer as the 20-year-old is concentrating on helping Greenock Morton win promotion from League Two. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Winger Danny Swanson, who scored against Dundee on Saturday, says he has been told he will be required at pre-season training with Coventry City after his loan spell with St Johnstone ends. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke says his playing budget has been slashed for next season because the Scottish Professional Football League lacks a sponsor. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Chelsea forward Islam Feruz
The Scottish FA is leaving the door open for an international return for Islam Feruz

Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Ryan Christie, who has been linked with a number of English clubs, says he viewed John Hughes' arrival as manager with a degree of trepidation because of a tempestuous reputation but says it has been a rewarding, if bruising, experience.(Scotland On Sunday)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Josh Meekings, who survived without a ban after a hearing that followed a hand ball against Celtic last weekend, was at the centre of a Scottish FA foul up when he was on a list of suspended players, but the club ignored it and played him against Aberdeen feeling confident that he was free to play.(Sunday Mail)

Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer fears that the English Championship club will sell Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes, who scored his 20th goal of the season in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Huddersfield Town, this summer.(Tribal Football)

OTHER GOSSIP

Donald Trump's Ailsa course at Turnberry has been ruled out as a future venue for the Scottish Open by son Eric as the billionaire American wants to make it the "greatest ever" Open venue. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

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