Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Dembele, Rangers, Aberdeen, Hibernian

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Moussa Dembele insists he is ready to become a big star at Celtic after being sold on the Brendan Rodgers Parkhead revolution. The French striker, 19, has signed a four-year deal with the Scottish champions after leaving Fulham. (Daily Record)

Celtic will pay only a £500,000 development fee to Fulham for the highly-rated Dembele, who says it is "unreal" to be Brendan Rodgers' first signing. (Daily Express)

Leigh Griffiths welcomed new signing Dembele to Celtic, but insists he will not let the Frenchman take over his role as the club's main striker. (The Times)

Blackburn Rovers 24-year-old defender Shane Duffy, who has just returned from Euro 2016 with Republic of Ireland, could be Rodgers' next signing. Celtic have made an enquiry about his availability. (Daily Mail)

Full-back Lee Hodson will become Rangers seventh summer signing today after being part of Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 squad. (The Scotsman)

Mark Warburton has given American man-mountain Oguchi Onyewu 10 days to win a deal at Rangers. The towering central defender once broke the ribs of Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a bust-up at AC Milan. (Daily Record)

Moussa Dembele
Dembele scored 17 goals for Fulham last season

Onyewu, 34, has joined Warburton's squad for training at their base in South Carolina as he looks to earn a deal with the Ibrox club. (Scottish Sun)

Tom Walsh is taking inspiration from his golfing cousin as the Rangers forward tries to earn a new contract at Ibrox and make his top team breakthrough. Walsh's cousin Jack McDonald, 19, is tipped for a successful golf career. (The Times)

Derek McInnes insists England's humiliating Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland is all the warning Aberdeen need not to treat their Europa League opponents lightly. The Dons kick-off their qualifying campaign against part-timers Fola Esch of Luxembourg on Thursday. (Daily Express)

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon believes landing their two top summer targets, Scott McDonald and Grant Holt, would be a huge statement of intent from the Easter Road club. (Daily Record)

Gavin Gunnings has expressed regret over his controversial Dundee United departure. The defender left United in April just days after a bizarre incident at Tannadice when he picked up the ball during open play and walked off the pitch. (Daily Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

Colin Montgomerie
Montgomerie has not played in The Open since 2010

Colin Montgomerie says it is "very special" to have qualified for The Open at his home course of Royal Troon, six years after his last appearance in the championship. Montgomerie sealed one of the three qualifying spots at Gailes Links. (Daily Express)

Montgomerie says he will no longer enter qualifying events after succeeding in his "last chance" to appear in an Open at Troon, and says he will "enjoy every minute" of the tournament. (The Herald)

Andy Murray is expecting a "tough, tough" match when he faces Lu Yen-hsun in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday. (The Scotsman)

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend believes his latest signing, the Namibian second-row Tjiuee Uanivui, will fit into the side's high-tempo style of play and expects him to push for a starting place. (The Herald)

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