Scottish Gossip: Celtic keen on Steven Fletcher, Sunderland want Virgil van Dijk

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have identified Scotland and Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher as a possible summer signing, with the 28-year-old available for a fee of around £2m. Herald - subscription required

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has put Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk at the top of his wish-list of signings. Daily Record

Huddersfield are considering a £400,000 move for Rangers midfielder Nicky Law. Daily Express

Celtic are still waiting to see if their £1.6m bid for Willem II defender Mitchells Dijks can be forced through. Daily Express

Celtic are preparing to hijack Hearts' bid for Nigeria defender Jowon Oshaniwa, who is out of contract at Israeli club Ashdod, but there is also interest from England and Turkey. Daily Record

Motherwell are trying to sign defender Louis Laing on a permanent basis, with the 22-year-old set to leave Nottingham Forest. (Daily Express, print edition)

Gavin Reilly has been linked with Hearts for several weeks
Gavin Reilly has been linked with Hearts for several weeks now

Barnsley are in talks to sign out-of-contract Inverness CT forward Marley Watkins. Sun, subscription required

Hibernian have told Championship rivals to forget about any bid for playmaker Scott Allan, with director of football George Craig saying he expects the midfielder to stay at Easter Road. (Sun, print edition)

St Mirren boss Ian Murray says he won't be raiding former club Dumbarton since their part-time players cannot afford to take a drop in wages. (Various)

Hearts are finally set to land Queen of the South forward Gavin Reilly, with the Dumfries side receiving a £50,000 fee and Gary Oliver likely to join them on a season-long loan from Tynecastle. (Daily Express, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson believes the new academies system will ensure that Glasgow and Edinburgh are fielding almost exclusively Scottish teams in five years. Scotsman

Dodson admits Scotland is 15 years behind top rugby nations in terms of developing young talent. Herald, subscription required

The two Scots left in hockey's GB training squad, Chris Gassick and Gordon McIntyre, have been omitted from the 18-strong all-England squad for the World League semi-finals. (Herald)

Laura Muir finished fourth in the 1500m in last night's Diamond League meeting in Rome with her quickest time of the year. (Various)

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