Scottish Gossip: McGinn, Aberdeen, Gilmour, Rangers, Chelsea, Johnson

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Niall McGinn will leave Aberdeen when his contract expires this summer. (Sun)

Several Championship and League One clubs in England are keen on 29-year-old forward McGinn. (Daily Express)

Niall McGinn
McGinn has been with the Dons since 2012

Rangers are close to appointing the final member of new manager Pedro Caixinha's backroom staff, with the Portuguese manager having conducted the interviews himself. (Sky Sports)

And the Ibrox club will step up their search for a director of football this week, according to managing director Stewart Robertson. (STV)

Rangers have agreed a deal to sell 15-year-old midfielder Billy Gilmour to Chelsea for a fee which could reach £600,000. (Daily Express)

Or, Rangers have agreed a £350,000 deal with Chelsea should Gilmour leave for Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mail)

Billy Gilmour
Gilmour took part in Rangers' warm-up ahead of a recent Scottish Cup tie

The midfielder could move south for £150,000 when he turns 16 but Rangers will get £500,000 if he transfers now. (Sun)

Motherwell could net around £500,000 with the promise of more if former Fir Park winger Marvin Johnson, now at Oxford, joins one of the many clubs chasing his signature. (Sun)

Celtic are among those clubs interested in Johnson. (Daily Record)

Marvin Johnson
Johnson left Motherwell in August and his next move could trigger a sell-on clause

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila believes major shareholder Dermot Desmond's legacy to the club will be 10 successive top-flight titles. (Herald)

Hibernian will appeal against the red card shown to defender Darren McGregor near the end of Wednesday's 0-0 draw with Greenock Morton. (Scotsman)

Scottish League Two club Edinburgh City have reached an agreement with Lowland League Spartans to use Ainslie Park while Meadowbank is being redeveloped. (Sun)

Ryan Stevenson, 32, has joined junior side Troon weeks after the former Hearts, Ayr United and Raith Rovers midfielder announced his retirement. (Scotsman)

The Scottish Professional Football League's current live broadcasting deal with Sky and BT is worth around £19m per season - less per year than equivalent deals in Poland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. (Daily Record)

Sunderland fans believe changing the manager is "not the right way", despite the Black Cats being bottom of the Premier League table, according to the club's current boss and Scot David Moyes. (Sunderland Echo)

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