Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Joe Allen, Hibs, Alan Stubbs, Rotherham, Rangers

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have been warned they would have to break the bank to reunite Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen with Brendan Rodgers. (Daily Record)

Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass has pledged his immediate future to Hull City even if boyhood club Celtic make a summer move for him. (The Herald)

Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg has played down reports of a move to Celtic after admitting his sole focus is on performing for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016. (The Herald, print edition)

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen
Joe Allen worked with Brendan Rodgers at Swansea and Liverpool

Former Hibs winger Michael Weir fears his old club will have a big job on their hands to replace Alan Stubbs should the in-demand coach take up the opportunity to further his career in England. (Edinburgh Evening News)

English Championship club Rotherham made an official approach to Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster on Friday and are hopeful of speaking to Stubbs imminently with a view to appointing him this week. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Mark Warburton has hailed Joey Barton as the player who can spark Rangers to top-flight glory next season, and says he's looking to make "two or three more good signings to strengthen the squad." (Scottish Sun)

Rangers target Daniel Bentley seems almost certain to quit Southend United, according to his manager Phil Brown. (The Herald, print edition)

Robert Snodgrass has said the worst bit of his injury hell was going two years without a beer! (Scottish Sun)

Celtic full-back Mikael Lustig faces a Euro 2016 sweat after injuring an ankle at Sweden's training camp. (Various)

Ross County forward Liam Boyce' dream of representing Northern Ireland at Euro 2016 is over after he was left out of manager Michael O'Neill's 23-man squad travelling to France next month. (Press and Journal)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray will seek medical advice about the Zika virus before confirming if he will defend his Olympic title in Brazil. (Various)

Ricky Burns has vowed to 'go after the fun' of a glamour bout with Adrien Broner or a revenge mission against Terence Crawford - as the Scot looks to capitalise on Saturday's history-making knock-out win in Glasgow. (Daily Mail, print edition)

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