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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Southampton are keeping tabs on Dundee United duo Nadir Ciftci and John Souttar. (Daily Record)

Rotherham boss Steve Evans is also lining up a summer move for Tannadice striker Nadir Ciftci (Sun)

Hearts are ready to splash out almost £400,000 on Croatia Under-21 defender Niko Datkovic. Full story - Daily Record

Celtic skipper Scott Brown jokes that he was tempted to eat a pie thrown at him after his winning goal against Aberdeen at Pittordrie. (Various)

Dundee are keen on signing Aberdeen defender Clark Robertson, who is soon to be out of contract. (Daily Express)

St Johnstone are set to move for Motherwell striker John Sutton, with the 31-year-old near the end of his Fir Park deal. (Sun)

Veteran midfielder Barry Robson is desperate to stay on at Aberdeen for another season. (Sun)

Motherwell striker John Sutton
Could John Sutton be on the move to Perthshire soon?

Inverness Caley Thistle defender Danny Devine could sign a new deal despite being left frustrated by a lack of game time this season. Full story: Press & Journal

Midfielder Dean Shiels insists Rangers possess the strength of character required to win promotion through the play-offs. (Various)

Queen of the South defender Kevin Holt says Queen of the South can recover from a 2-1 first leg loss to Rangers but need to score first in the return match at Ibrox on Sunday. (Various)

Derby striker Chris Martin may miss Scotland's Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin next month after revealing he needs a knee operation. (Various)

Scotland have no prospect of reaching the European Under-17 Championship finals after losing 1-0 to Greece in Bulgaria. (Various)

Stoke and Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam will line up for hometown team Dundee in a testimonial for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni. Full story: Courier

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh Rugby are considering a move across the city to play matches at Hibernian's Easter Road Stadium. (Times)

Flanker Rob Harley is confident Glasgow can overcome Ulster at home next week in the final round of Pro12 fixtures following Friday's disappointing loss at Ospreys. (Times)

Despite losing for the third time in five fights on Saturday, Ricky Burns impressed so much against Omar Figueroa that he has been offered two possible follow-up fights in the United States, says promoter Eddie Hearn. Full Story - Scotsman

And Burns claims he was the victim of terrible refereeing in the non-title bout, having been docked two points for holding against the undefeated Mexican. (Various)

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