Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Hibs, Celtic, Aberdeen, Wimbledon, Andy Murray

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers have been rocked by the news star pair James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn have knocked back new deals. The Ibrox duo, who are contracted until 2018, have seen Joey Barton and Jordan Rossiter arrive on bigger salaries, and they insist they deserve improved terms. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday expects his newly-promoted side to mount a serious challenge for the Premiership title this season. (The Times)

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon insists one more season at Easter Road will prepare Jason Cummings for a potential move to England after revealing the striker is on the verge of signing a new contract. (The Times)

New Celtic signing Moussa Dembele reckons he and Leigh Griffiths have already struck up a telepathic partnership after just a single week of training together and one friendly game. (The Herald)

Gary-Mackay Steven knows he will be fighting for his Celtic future when he returns from injury, despite a reassuring talk with manager Brendan Rodgers. (The National)

Mackay-Steven has revealed how former boss Ronny Deila begged him to play through the pain barrier, with the winger taking painkillers before matches to keep him on the pitch despite an ankle problem. (Scottish Sun)

Martyn Waghorn, James Tavernier
Martyn Waghorn (left) and James Tavernier have reportedly turned down new deals at Rangers

Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis reckons the club's humiliating Europa League loss to Fola Esch in Luxermbourg should act as a wake-up call for the coming season. (The Herald)

New Partick Thistle hitman Ade Azeez revealed Lyle Taylor sold him on a move to the Jags, and one meeting with boss Alan Archibald convinced him Firhill was the place for him. (Daily Star)

Duncan Ferguson has been told by new Everton boss Ronald Koeman that he is a key member of the backroom staff. Koeman says the Scot is "a big Evertonian man with a big history in the club". (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray says he is pumped to be back in the Wimbledon final, and for the first time as favourite. Murray defeated Tomas Berdych in straight sets to set up a final showdown with Milos Raonic. (Scottish Sun)

Murray hopes that experience will pay dividends when he plays his first Grand Slam final against anyone other than Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer. (The Herald)

Andy Murray
Andy Murray has the chance to win his third Grand Slam title when he faces Milos Raonic in Sunday's Wimbledon final

The Scot admits he may never get another chance to win Wimbledon and is determined to take his chance of a third Grand Slam title. (Daily Express)

Raonic sent out a warning to Murray after reaching his first Grand Slam final by downing Roger Federer in five sets. "I'm by no means done here with what I want to do," said the Canadian, ahead of his clash with Murray in Sunday's Wimbledon final. (The National)

Richie Ramsey says he would happily retire on Monday morning if he wins the Scottish Open. The Aberdonian ranks his home tournament alongside the majors, and is in contention after shooting a 68 to move within four shots of the lead after the second round. (Daily Record)

Ramsey says winning at Castle Stuart would be a "career-defining" victory. (Daily Mail)

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