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Manager Brendan Rodgers says no players will be leaving Celtic this summer and they will delve into the transfer market before next season's Champions League qualifiers. (The Herald)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has promised to make a big-money signing and has targeted three players similar in quality to summer acquisition Scott Sinclair. (Scottish Sun)

Manager Brendan Rodgers is confident he can find another Philippe Coutinho now that Lee Congerton, who discovered the Liverpool midfielder, has become Celtic's new head of recruitment as they seek a "blue-chip player" at a reasonable price. (The Scotsman)

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan thinks Celtic would last three seasons in England's Premier League - autumn, winter and spring - before being relegated but that a resurgent Rangers would stand a better chance. (Scottish Sun)

No Rangers player would find a place in the present Celtic team, according to former Bhoys midfielder Simon Donnelly. (The Scotsman)

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Erin Cuthbert is one of 10 players unavailable to Scotland head coach Anna Signeul

Rangers chairman Dave King expresses hope that Pedro Caixinha, the new Ibrox manager, can restore the winning mentality at "the most successful club in the world" next season. (Herald)

With 10 players, including several first-team regulars, ruled out of Tuesday's friendly against Belgium, Scotland head coach Anna Signeul will have to give a debut to at least one of her five uncapped squad players in Leuven. (National)

Aberdeen midfielder Graeme Shinnie believes his side deserve the flak they received from their fans for Sunday's late collapse in their 3-0 home defeat by Rangers. (Press and Journal)

Former Hibernian team-mate Nick Colgan thinks clubs will be queuing up to sign Kenny Miller should Rangers fail to offer the 37-year-old striker a new contract this summer. (Scottish Sun)

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon remonstrates with referee Bobby Madden at Cappielow
Hibs head coach Neil Lennon remonstrates with referee Bobby Madden at Cappielow

Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon has warned his strikers that they are putting their future at the Scottish Championship leaders in jeopardy by their continual failure to kill off opponents. (The Herald)

Lennon attacks the standard of refereeing in Scotland, describing it as the worst he can remember. Highlighting the fact Hibs have had three of the five red cards shown to players this season rescinded - a figure Lennon believes might be "some sort of record" - he said: "That's maybe because the officials are not good enough." (Edinburgh Evening News)

Dunfermline striker Nicky Clark and his brother Gary admit to a breach of the peace and are fined for an incident at Glasgow's Queen Street Station in 2015. (Sun)

Celtic top the social media charts for Scotland's senior football clubs. The Premiership champions have 1,654,742 Facebook "likes" and 451,633 followers on Twitter, well over double the number of Rangers, who are second. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray joined Swiss star Roger Federer on a floating tennis court on the Limmat river in Zurich, Switzerland, as part of Federer's charity event. (Sun)

When Murray and Federer moved on to a proper court, the Scot lost 6-3 7-6, but he says his elbow injury is getting better each day. Murray hopes to play in the Monte Carlo Masters next week.(Daily Mail)

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