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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

New Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs is ready to make a move for Celtic playmaker Kris Commons. (Sun)

Stubbs is also linked with Scottish Cup hero Anthony Stokes, who he took on loan at Hibs, but says he will not raid his former club for talents like John McGinn and Jason Cummings. (Various)

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes, under contract until 2018, is a transfer target for Wigan. (Daily Mail)

Rangers are considering a move for 28-year-old Israel international defender Eitan Tibi. (Daily Express)

Bookmakers have stopped taking bets on former Celtic boss Neil Lennon taking over at Hibernian. (Sun)

Neil Lennon has a lucrative offer to manage in China but will put that to one side to hold talks with Hibs. (Daily Mail)

Paul Dickov is a candidate for the vacancy at Easter Road, although the former Scotland striker is also being considered by Port Vale. (Daily Record)

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is appealing for help to find a superstar player that can help end the nation's long absence from a major finals. (Various)

Strachan describes Scotland as a nation of "scared footballers", lamenting a lack of composure and skill under pressure. (Various)

Striker Conor Sammon made a visit to Hearts' training base at Riccarton yesterday as the Edinburgh club aim to complete a deal for the 29-year-old. (Scotsman)

Celtic face competition from Sevilla and Spartak Moscow if they want to sign Liberia striker Sam Johnson from Swedish club Djurgardens. (Sun, print edition)

New Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he had dinner with Scott Brown in London to outline his vision for the Scottish champions. (Various)

Former Rangers midfielder John Brown thinks a title challenge from Ibrox next season is unrealistic and says European qualification would be a success. (Herald)

Neil Lennon would thrive on the pressure of delivering promotion for Hibs, if he were to succeed Alan Stubbs as manager, says his former Celtic team-mate Chris Sutton. (Daily Record)

Manager Ian McCall says winning promotion to the Championship with Ayr United is the most satisfying moment of his career. (Sun)

Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon says he will be doing his summer transfer shopping "in Asda, not Waitrose" as he looks to take the club straight back up to the Premiership. (Sun)

Alloa chairman Mike Mulraney wants to see anti-social behaviour at football dealt with but insists Uefa's strict liability policy is flawed since it has not had an impact on persistent offenders. (Daily Record, print edition)

St Mirren have signed defender Ben Gordon - 12 years after he left the Buddies youth set-up. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Tennis legend John McEnroe says this year could be Andy Murray's "best chance ever" to win the French Open. (Various)

Mats Wilander, a three-time champion at Roland Garros, praises Murray's "computer-like brain", admiring the way the Scot figures out his opponents on court. (Daily Record, print edition)

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