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Celtic are considering a second double raid on Dundee United this summer - for teenage defender John Souttar and striker Nadir Ciftci. (Daily Mail)

Dundee United assistant manager Simon Donnelly stressed he is unaware of any official approach from Celtic for striker Nadir Ciftci but admitted the speculation was far from welcome following the furore and fall-out from the January sale of Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven and acknowledged that the club would come under intense pressure to reject any bid. (The Scotsman)

Betting giant Betfred is in negotiations with the Scottish Professional Football League over a multi-million pound sponsorship deal. (The Sun)

The Scottish Professional Football League has shifted the dates and timings of the Premiership play-offs after clinching a six-game live TV deal with BT Sport. (Daily Express)

The Scottish's FA latest appointment to its board, investment company executive Gary Hughes, revealed in a 2004 interview that one of his ambitions was "for my boy Gavin to play for Celtic''. (Daily Record)

Ryan Fraser celebrates Bournemouth's promotion
Ryan Fraser helped Bournemouth win promotion to England's top flight after leaving Aberdeen

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says that being regarded as a good person who treats people with respect means more to him than being hailed for his achievements in football. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen will reward manager Derek McInnes with an improved contract, even though his existing deal still has two seasons to run, in an effort to ward off potential suitors. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson knows the next couple of weeks will determine whether he remains with his home city club or not next season, the 36-year-old defender having missed much of this campaign with a knee injury. (The Herald)

Winger Ryan Fraser believes that Bournemouth's promotion to England's top flight has vindicated his switch to the unfashionable club from Aberdeen two years ago. (The Scotsman)

Slavisa Jokanovic's strong and fearless approach to management will stand Watford in good stead in England's Premier League next season, according to Scotland winger Ikechi Anya. (Daily Mail)

Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish is dreaming of a return to the English Premier League after deciding to leave Belgian top-flight club Genk half way through his contract because the 56-year-old is uncomfortable working with technical director Dimitri de Conde. (The Scotsman)

Former Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Charlie Christie believes present boss John Hughes is Scotland's top manager for turning his side into a replica of Celtic at a fraction of the cost. (The Herald)

Former Ross County manager Derek Adams has rejected predecessor Jim McIntyre's suggestion that the squad he inherited needed to improve its fitness levels. (The Herald, print edition)

Former Ross County manager Derek Adams has revealed he used a £25,000 bonus at the Dingwall club to buy shares as he felt the club needed the money. (Daily Record, print edition)

Motherwell midfielder Josh Law
Josh Law is being linked with Colchester as Motherwell battle against relegation

Former Hamilton Academical manager Alex Neil is poised to farm out some of his best young players at Norwich City to the Scottish Premiership club on loan next season. (Sky Sports)

English top-flight clubs have offered Falkirk matches against their development squads as manager Peter Houston looks to keep his players match fit between the end of the Championship season and the Scottish Cup final. (The Herald, print edition)

English League Two club Colchester United have offered a pre-contract agreement to Motherwell midfielder Josh Law, but the 25-year-old who arrived from non-league outfit Alfreton Town last summer is also in talks about a new deal at Fir Park. (Daily Express, print edition)

Sales of Hibernian season tickets are already up 10% year-on-year, despite the possibility that they might miss out on promotion to the Scottish Premiership, the club has confirmed. (The Scotsman)

Scotland midfielder Shaun Maloney could end his career in Major League Soccer after the 32-year-old stated his intention to see out his Chicago Fire contract in full. (The Herald)

Scottish League Two champions Albion Rovers have offered a new contract to player-manager Darren Young. (Daily Express, print edition)


Scotland number eight David Denton appears to be losing his race to be fit for Edinburgh's historic European Challenge Cup final against Gloucester at Twickenham Stoop on Friday evening. (The Scotsman)

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