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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are on the trail of Brazilian striker Jonathas. The 26-year-old, rated at £2.5m has scored 12 goals on loan at La Liga side Elche this season. (Daily Express)

Celtic are also linked with a move for Heerenveen's 22-year-old central defender Kenny Otigba. (Scotsman)

Newly-promoted Bournemouth are lining up a move for versatile Scotland midfielder Charlie Mulgrew, who has one year to run on his Celtic contract. (Sun)

Ross County are chasing Plymouth central defender Peter Hartley, while Motherwell are likely to pursue the 27-year-old if they stay up. (Express)

Hearts have stepped up their interest in Queen of the South striker Gavin Reilly. (Sun)

Ross County defender Paul Quinn has put contract talks on hold until the Dingwall club have secured their Premiership safety. (Press & Journal)

Inverness moved seven points clear in third place after last night's win over Dundee United, with assistant manager Russell Latapy saying reaching Europe for the first time would be a "massive step" for the club. (Various)

Championship Player of the Year Scott Allan reckons his Hibernian side are favourites for promotion via the play-offs. (Various)

Kenny Miller says guiding Rangers back to the top flight would carry more personal significance than his past achievements in the game. (Various)

Retaining head coach Robbie Neilson will be a challenge for Hearts, says director of football Craig Levein. (Herald)

Jimmy Nicholl, who resigned as Cowdenbeath manager yesterday, could make a swift return to the dugout as assistant to James Fowler at Queen of the South. (Sun)

Raith Rovers aim to make up a managerial shortlist by the end of the week after receiving more than 100 applications. (Express)

Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam believes he deserves his place back in the Scotland squad, having last featured in a friendly against Poland in March 2014. (Herald)

Grant Hanley, who did not feature in any of Blackburn's last 15 matches of the season, has not given up hope of returning to fitness in time to line up for Scotland in next month's Euro 2016 qualifier with Ireland in Dublin. (Various)

Aberdeen have granted goalkeeper Jamie Langfield a testimonial match, with Brighton providing the opposition at Pittodrie on 26 July. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow's Gregor Townsend has been dubbed "the smartest coach in the Pro12" by Ospreys backs coach Gruff Rees, with the Welsh side preparing to host Warriors on Friday. (Express)

Chris Fusaro wants a strong finish to the season with Glasgow as he targets a place in Scotland's World Cup squad. (Herald)

Peter Wright thinks Scotland are in with a good shout of winning darts' World Cup in June. (Daily Record)

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