Scottish Gossip: Nadir Ciftci, Jamie Langfield, Christian Nade

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have made an increased offer of £1.5m for Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci. (Daily Record)

And former Celtic forward Joe Miller is in no doubt that the Turk has the talent to flourish with the Scottish champions. (Various)

Goalkeeper Jamie Langfield could call time on his Aberdeen career after a decade at Pittodrie. St Mirren and Dunfermline are both keen on the 35-year-old. (Daily Express)

Former Hearts striker Christian Nade, 30, has been offered a deal by Hamilton Accies, following two seasons in the second tier with Dundee and Raith Rovers. (Scotsman)

Adam Matthews says he quit Celtic for Sunderland for the sake of his Wales career, saying "the league in Scotland isn't great". (Various)

St Mirren are close to completing a deal for former Southend defender Mads Ibenfeldt. The 6ft, 6in Danish defender has been on trial with the Paisley club. (Herald)

But John McGinn is not training with St Mirren after rejecting a new deal. Any club hoping to recruit the midfielder would need to pay a compensation fee. (Sun)

The Rangers board have held discussions with several supporters' groups over a proposal that would bring the various organisations under one umbrella. (Herald)

Conrad Balatoni is hoping to have a trial with Dutch side NEC Nijmegen after turning down a contract extension at Partick Thistle. (Sun)

Former Ross County and Motherwell midfielder Paul Lawson, 31, will play part-time for Formartine United in the Highland League next season. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray's Wimbledon quarter-final opponent Vasek Pospisil spent 10 hours on court yesterday. The Canadian beat Vikor Troiki in five sets then played five more in the doubles with partner Jack Sock, suffering defeat to Andy's brother, Jamie. (Various)

Paul Lawrie says he is back to full fitness for the first time in 18 months ahead of this week's Scottish Open at Gullane. (Herald)

Edinburgh assistant coach Steve Scott thinks South Africa-born prop WP Nel can make a big impact for Scotland at the World Cup. (Scotsman)

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