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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Brazilian striker Jonathas, currently on loan at La Liga side Elche, says the Champions League could lure him to Celtic. (Daily Record)

Scotland can go all the way to Euro 2016 without the need for a play-off, says confident Watford wing-back Ikechi Anya. (Various)

Refusing Rangers to give free entry to season ticket holders at play-off matches could potentially cost the SPFL a £500,000 windfall - since the Ibrox club have announced their intention to charge a £5 entry fee for their quarter-final with Queen of the South. (Various)

Dundee United goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak looks set to leave Tannadice this summer, with Sean Dillon and Calum Butcher likely to stay on. (Daily Record)

Inverness CT assistant Russell Latapy has distanced himself from the Raith Rovers vacancy but admits he wants to be a club manager some day. (Daily Record)

Defender Andy Dowie says Premiership clubs do not want Queen of the South to win promotion via the play-offs. (Daily Mail)

Partick Thistle insist Steven Lawless will be available for selection against Hamilton on Saturday as they await official notice of a SFA gambling charge against the midfielder. (Daily Express)

St Johnstone have failed in their appeal against a fine of £14,000 for off-field events in last July's Europa League tie against Spartak Trnava. (Daily Express)

St Mirren manager Gary Teale jokes that it will take 10 penalties in their last three matches for bad decisions from officials over the season to balance out. (Daily Mail)

Celtic have sealed their first partnership with a South American club after linking up with Venezuelan outfit Shanntonella. (Various)

Defender Darren McGregor insists Rangers are a better side than Queen of the South, despite a losing record against the Doonhamers in four league matches this season. (Various)

Genero Zeefuik, on loan from Dutch club Groningen, is open to a permanent return to Hearts after scoring 12 goals in 15 games. (Herald)

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs will be targeting Premiership quality players over the summer regardless of what league the Edinburgh club are in. (Daily Express)

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall has been told that Cardiff will not entertain any summer bids for the 30-year-old. (Sun)

Scotland made a poor start to the group stage of the Uefa Under-17 Championship, losing 5-0 to France in Bulgaria. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Head coach Gregor Townsend says Ryan Wilson has been "very positive" since his return from a three-month club ban after his conviction for assault. (Daily Express)

London Scottish and London Welsh have held informal talks on the possibility of joining the Pro12 league. (Daily Mail)

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Eilidh Child wants to see more top class athletics events to be held in Scotland. (Various)

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