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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have slapped a Not For Sale sign on Israeli midfield star Nir Bitton. (Daily Record)

Nir Bitton's agent has dropped a pre-Old Firm bombshell by revealing Celtic have four offers on the table from English clubs for the Israeli star. (Scottish Sun)

Former Rangers manager Graeme Souness has warned Mark Warburton to think twice about swapping the Ibrox club for a future in the English Premier League. (Various)

Kenny Dalglish believes it would be unfair if Ronny Deila was axed - even if Celtic lose to Rangers. (Various)

Celtic's Nir Bitton during their recent draw at Dundee
Nir Bitton's agent Dudu Dahan claims a £10m offer could tempt Celtic to sell the midfielder

Management at Hampden Park have been accused by a leading turf expert of squandering almost £1m on a pitch that is not fit for purpose, as the playing surface is re-laid for the fifth time in seven years ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-finals. (The Herald)

Guy Demel insists Dundee United owe it to their fans to reach the Scottish Cup final and build momentum for their survival push. (Various)

Hearts have taken 19-year-old Bulgarian forward Nikolay Todorov on trial from Nottingham Forest. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs insists golfing superstar Jordan Spieth's Masters meltdown is proof even the best can crack under the strain of the closing straight. (Various)

Tommy Wright hopes his summer transfer kitty will be boosted by St Johnstone's fifth top-six Premiership finish in a row. (The Courier)

Assistant boss Brian Rice believes Inverness can copy Leicester's blueprint by taking the Premiership by storm. (Daily Record)

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre is confident a top-six Premiership finish will make it easier to attract better players to Dingwall this summer. (The Press and Journal)

Willie Miller has called on Aberdeen's board to back Derek McInnes in the transfer market. (Scottish Sun)

Barrie McKay says winning the Scottish Cup would be the perfect way for Rangers to complete their journey back to the top. (Various)

Dundee-bound James Vincent insists he will be giving his all in the final weeks of his Inverness Caley career. (Scottish Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

New Masters champion Danny Willett reads a paper while relaxing in his Green Jacket
Willett says Sir Alex Ferguson "gave me some brilliant advice" about how Man Utd reacted to success

Sir Alex Ferguson has urged new US Masters champion Danny Willett to become a serial winner after losing £8,000 betting on Jordan Spieth. (Daily Record)

Willett will draw on advice from Sir Alex as he trains his sights on becoming the world's best golfer. (Daily Mail)

Willett will not be taking part in the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart the week before the Open Championship at Royal Troon. (Herald & Scotsman)

Hannah Miley insists her Rio 2016 bid will be a family affair - even as she gets set to take the plunge into the Olympic swimming trials in Glasgow. (Various)

Phil Smith, the head coach of BT Cup finalists Heriot's, has called for admission to the showcase occasion at Murrayfield to be free in future years. (Herald & Scotsman)

Pete Russell claims it was a tough call to trim the Scots input in his Great Britain World Ice Hockey Championships squad. (Sun)

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