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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Partick Thistle midfielder Steven Lawless is to face a Scottish FA charge on breaching betting regulations. (Sun)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has told on-loan striker John Guidetti he won't be part of his plans for next season. (Various)

Deila thinks Virgil van Dijk can have his pick of Europe's leading clubs providing the defender stays another season at Celtic Park. (Daily Record)

And the Scottish champions are ready to rebuff anticipated bids of £8m for Dutchman Van Dijk, who has been heavily linked with Arsenal, Southampton and Sunderland. (Daily Mail)

Defender Stephen McManus thinks Motherwell need to win their last three matches to avoid a relegation play-off. (Various)

Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci insists he will be at Tannadice next season. (Various)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has opened talks with on-loan striker Brian Graham, who is being released by Dundee United. (Sun)

Celtic have offered a trial to Northern Ireland young player of the year Gavin Whyte but several English Premier League sides are also tracking the 19-year-old Crusaders winger. (Daily Express)

Manager Jim McIntyre is convinced the best is yet to come from in-form Ross County striker Liam Boyce. (Various)

Alan Stubbs insists Hibernian's training camp in Spain next week will be anything but a holiday as the manager prepares his team for the play-off semi-final against either Rangers or Queen of the South. (Sun)

Hibernian winger Martin Boyle will miss the play-offs because of medial ligament damage, while defender Jordon Forster and striker Farid El Alagui are also injury concerns. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Queen of the South striker Derek Lyle thinks play-off opponents Rangers could wilt under the pressure to gain promotion. (Daily Express)

Ted McMinn, who played for both sides, thinks Rangers will go all the way to the top flight if they get past the Doonhamers. (Herald)

Former Scotland striker Duncan Ferguson, on the coaching staff at Everton, dreams of managing the Toffees one day. (Times)

OTHER GOSSIP

Ryan Wilson, suspended for three months without pay after being found guilty of assault, is back training with Glasgow Warriors. (Daily Mail)

Marc Warren admits to being surprised by how much coverage the Scottish Open gets in the United States. (Various)

Former world champion Ricky Burns returns to the boxing ring in Texas on Saturday convinced he can still mix it with the best. (Various)

Glasgow Rocks captain Kieron Achara has been named in the All-British basketball team of the year. (Sun)

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