Scottish Gossip: Joey Barton, Rangers, Celtic, Neil Lennon, Hibs, Hearts

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Joey Barton has fanned the flames of next season's Old Firm rivalry by claiming Celtic captain Scott Brown is "not even in my league". (Various)

Charlie Adam has accused Scotland manager Gordon Strachan of double standards concerning his continued absence from the international scene. (Various)

Mark Warburton looks likely to remain as Rangers manager despite talks over a new contract breaking down at the last minute. (Sunday Express)

Joey Barton poses with a Rangers scarf after being presented to the media
Joey Barton says Scott Brown is "nowhere near the level I am as a player"

Celtic will kick off their title with an away game for the second time in three seasons. (Mail on Sunday, print edition)

Neil Lennon admits he turned down the opportunity to become a "very wealthy man" in favour of a switch to Hibs. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Roy Keane has turned down the chance to go back into club management and insists he's happy to remain as number two to Martin O'Neill with the Republic of Ireland. (Various)

Stuart McCall has opened the door for an emotional return to Bradford City. (Scottish Sun on Sunday, print edition)

Leeann Dempster says Hibs are still hunting down Cup Final culprits and will ban more fans from Easter Road. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Hearts could sign former Dundee United striker Robbie Muirhead as early as this week. (Scottish Sun on Sunday, print edition)

Sheffield Wednesday are keen on bringing Fulham's Scotland international striker Ross McCormack to the club. (Mail on Sunday)

Neil Lennon says he will look to Edinburgh rivals Hearts as a template for success as he attempts to take Hibernian out of the Championship at the third time of asking. (Various)

Former Dundee United striker Noel Hunt is considering a move back to Scotland with his Southend deal having expired. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Athletics legend Michael Johnson believes Scottish star Eilidh Doyle can return from Rio with an Olympic medal. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)

Scottish swimmer Dan Wallace gave his Olympic qualifying hopes a massive boost by taking second place in the 200m medley on the opening day of the Mare Nostrum meeting in Barcelona. (Various)

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