Scottish Gossip: Virgil van Dijk, Rangers in court

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Defender Virgil van Dijk has told Dutch magazine Voetbal International that he is determined to leave Celtic this summer as he aims to push for a place in the Netherlands squad. (Various)

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct firm have lodged papers at the High Court in London in a case against Rangers that will be heard this morning. (Various)

The Rangers Supporters' Trust support overwhelming support the board's call to reject paying back a £5m loan from Mike Ashley. (Times)

Hibernian chief executive Leeann Dempster has distanced herself from comments made by Scottish Rugby's Mark Dodson, who claimed Edinburgh were close to a deal to play at Easter Road. Scotsman

Nicola Rizzoli, the Italian architect who refereed the World Cup final last year, will be in charge when Scotland meet Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. (Various)

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Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke does not expect to replace all nine of the players leaving Rugby Park this summer, saying there will be "three or four" replacements. (Daily Record)

Kallum Higginbotham, who rejected a new deal at Partick Thistle, is to snub an offer from Kilmarnock and join Burton Albion on a two-year deal. (Daily Express)

Calum Butcher is also close to joining Burton Albion, having turned down the chance to stay at Dundee United. (Scotsman)

Livingston could have their transfer embargo lifted, with Gordon Ford now the biggest shareholder after Neil Rankine was ordered to dispose of his 50% stake. (Daily Record)

Stuart Baxter is the new manager of Turkish club Genclerbirligi, the Scotsman's 15th job in his eighth different country. (Daily Mail)

Raith Rovers have snapped up released Dundee defender Kyle Benedictus. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish Open organisers are in talks with Tiger Woods and hope to have the former world number one in their field as early as next summer. Daily Mail

Twelve stars from last year's Ryder Cup - eight Europeans and four Americans - will line up in Gullane for next month's Scottish Open. (Various)

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