Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Motherwell, Hibernian, Galatasaray, QPR, Andy Murray

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen, the 25-year-old who is out of contract next summer and has yet to agree a new deal, is a target for Turkish club Galatasaray. (Daily Record)

Celtic are being linked with 24-year-old defender Steven Caulker, who was loaned out by Queens Park Rangers to Liverpool and Southampton last season because of his £30,000 per week wages. (Daily Record)

Norwegian midfielder Kristoffer Ajer is loving life at Celtic under Brendan Rodgers after agreeing to switch from Start while Ronny Deila was manager of the Scottish champions and the 18-year-old is looking to complete his medical degree. (Daily Record)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton hopes to agree a new contract on his return from pre-season training in the United States, but chairman Dave King has told the club's fans that it must include an extension to his current deal or a hefty buyout clause for future interested parties. (Daily Record)

Rangers striker Kenny Miller believes that manager Mark Warburton has brought back the fear factor by adding quality and quantity to his squad as some players took their starting places for granted last season. (The Herald)

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen
Celtic's Stefan Johansen is being linked with Galatasaray

Mark Warburton will not play his strongest team in the Scottish League Cup group stage as the Rangers manager looks to ease his new signings into the side ahead of the Premiership season. (Evening Times)

Striker Kenny Miller believes that Rangers manager Mark Warburton, who is negotiating a new contract at Ibrox, will go on to become manager of England.(The Scotsman)

Neil Lennon has accused Scott McDonald of "messing" Hibernian about after the Australian striker accepted a contract extension with Motherwell, the manager claiming that the 32-year-old had agreed terms with the Edinburgh club only for the player and his representatives to attempt to renegotiate the deal. (The Scotsman)

Striker Scott McDonald says he extended his stay with Motherwell because he felt so wanted by manager Mark McGhee. (Daily Express, print edition)

Bristol City and Wigan Athletic are vying for the signature of Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern with his contract running out at Hamilton Academical, the 31-year-old having rejected a move to Southampton as he did not want to be second choice to England's Fraser Forster. (The Sun, print edition)

QPR defender Steven Caulker
QPR defender Steven Caulker is being linked with Celtic

Fulham have told fellow English Championship club Sheffield Wednesday to pay £15m for Ross McCormack after rejecting a £11.5m offer for the 29-year-old Scotland striker. (Daily Mirror)

Scottish football fans have apparently swamped Iceland's kit makers with demands for the island nation's replica shirts following their Euro 2016 win over England. (The Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray says he has taught himself to switch off from social media to ensure there are no unwelcome distractions from his pursuit of further Grand Slam success. (The Herald)

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