Scottish Gossip: Dundee United, Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Growing fan anger could lead to Mixu Paatelainen being sacked when Dundee United's relegation is confirmed, despite the Finn being under contract until the summer of 2018. (Sun)

Lisbon Lion Bertie Auld wants to see Celtic recruit the current Irish management team of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane. (Various)

"The supporters want 10 and we want 10," insists captain Scott Brown as Celtic close in on a fifth consecutive title. (Various)

Celtic are eyeing up a move for teenage defender Ola Aina, who is expected to leave Chelsea in the summer. (Daily Record)

Veteran striker Kenny Miller insists Rangers do not need to spend big to challenge Celtic in the top flight next season. (Various)

And Miller, 36, would like to see his first club Hibernian join Rangers in the Premiership, saying Scotland needs its biggest clubs doing well. (Sun)

Former player and manager Willie Miller reckons Aberdeen will be title contenders next season, saying all talk of two-horse race between Celtic and Rangers is wide of the mark. (Sun)

Rotherham are weighing up an end-of-season move for Aberdeen full-back Shay Logan, who will be out of contract. (Daily Express)

Defender Dedryck Boyata will not play again this season after picking up a hamstring injury in Celtic's Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Rangers, which is jeopardising his chances of making Belgium's squad for Euro 2016. (Sun)

Former Celtic hero Lubo Moravcik says his old club must rediscover their attacking identity to win back supporters. (Herald)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton wants his major transfer deals done by mid-June and is confident he will receive the necessary backing from the Ibrox board. (Various)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson is being urged to give up control at Tanndice by Gavin Muir, head of ArabTrust, a leading supporters' society and third largest shareholder. (Various)

Hamilton goalkeeper Michael McGovern is ready to put his club future on hold until after he returns from Euro 2016 with Northern Ireland. (Various)

Aberdeen are lining up a summer bid for 22-year-old German defender Hauke Wahl, presently with Bundesliga 2 club SC Paderborn, according to reports in Germany. (Daily Record)

Two Scottish Professional Football League clubs - one from the Premiership and one from the Championship - are using a new, European-wide social media network to find players, the website created in Slovenia allowing players, agents and clubs to connect. (Daily Record)

Defender Niklas Gunnarsson believes Hibs can close Falkirk's goal difference advantage of seven in their two remaining games of the Championship campaign at home to Dumbarton and Queen of the South. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's cricketers will meet Afghanistan in a two-match ODI series in Edinburgh on 4 and 6 July. (Various)

Kirsty Gilmour hopes to land Scotland's first ever singles medal at badminton's European Championships in France this week. (The National)

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