Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Aberdeen, Rangers, Hibernian

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

The SPFL is to ignore calls for compensation from Motherwell, Partick Thistle and Hamilton on the row over an imbalance of Old Firm fixtures next season. (Daily Record)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers wants teenage left-back Kieran Tierney tied down on a new five-year contract. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen are ready to offer winger Jonny Hayes a pay rise to ward off interest from English Championship sides Rotherham and Wigan. (Daily Mail)

Hayes is a fitness doubt for Aberdeen's Europa League qualifier against Fola Esch next week after limping out of a bounce game with Hearts yesterday. (Various)

Aston Villa value Celtic target Scott Sinclair at £6m, with the Scottish champions offering £2m with add-ons for the 27-year-old winger. (Daily Mail)

Celtic have offered £1m for Sinclair but Aston Villa boss Roberto di Matteo sees the winger as a key member of the squad he has inherited. (Daily Record)

New Rangers signing Niko Kranjcar insists he is joining the best team in Scotland and aims to prove it by dethroning Celtic. (Various)

Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson has confirmed that he will stand for election to the board of the SPFL next month. (Various)

And Robertson says he is "relaxed" about Ibrox manager Mark Warburton's contract situation, with a new deal yet to materialise following talks. (Herald)

Celtic have offered out-of-contract defender Charlie Mulgrew a two-year deal, with the option of a third, with negotiations ongoing. (Sun)

Out-of-contract Hamilton keeper Michael McGovern is wanted by Southampton after his Euro 2016 heroics with Northern Ireland. (Sun)

Hibernian are expected to join the race to sign Australian striker Scott McDonald, with the 32-year-old mulling an option to extend his deal at Motherwell. (Sun)

Scott McDonald
Where will Scott McDonald be playing next season?

New goalkeeping coach Paul Gallacher is tipping 22-year-old Jack Hamilton to make the number one spot at Hearts his own. (Daily Express)

The players' union fear clubs will ignore minimum wage legislation and not pay players an hourly rate for away trips to Wales or Northern Ireland in the new-look Challenge Cup. (Daily Record)

Raith Rovers are weighing up an offer for freed Kilmarnock skipper Mark Connolly, with the 24-year-old defender on trial at the Fife club. (Daily Record)

Liverpool will need to pay £12m if they want to sign up Hull and Scotland left-back Andy Robertson. (Daily Record)

Bury are leading the race to sign former Rangers striker Nicky Clark. (Daily Mail)

Glasgow-born Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy agrees with Gordon Strachan saying Scotland are good enough to be playing at Euro 2016. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Richie Ramsay drove off with a £130,000 luxury car after a hole-in-one on his opening round at the BMW International Open, his second ace on the European Tour. (Various)

Tennis legend John McEnroe reckons Wimbledon is Andy Murray's best chance of ending Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam domination. (Various)

Scotland centre Peter Horne says his summer will be ruined if Japan win the second and final Test in Tokyo on Saturday. (Herald)

Colin Montgomerie will attempt to secure a place at next month's Open by playing the qualifying event at Gailes Link in Ayrshire on Tuesday. (Scotsman)

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