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Hearts are keen on 25-year-old Barnsley left-back Aidy White, who is out of contract this summer. (Daily Express, print edition)

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro says that Aaron Hughes' continued injury problems will not alter his plan to offer the 37-year-old defender a new contract. (The Scotsman)

Rangers manager Padro Caixinha has declined to clarify Kenny Miller's future at Ibrox and has suggested the 37-year-old striker may even have to wait until the end of the season before knowing whether he is being offered a new contract. (The Scotsman, print edition)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has vowed to do all he can to keep his top players at Pittodrie following reports linking Rangers with a move for Kenny McLean but is not surprised by interest in the midfielder. (Press and Journal)

Manager Derek McInnes says he will decide Kenny McLean's future following a report that Rangers are interested in the midfielder. (Scottish Sun)

Motherwell want to sign Gillingham striker Rory Donnelly and hope to secure the 25-year-old when his contract ends this summer. (Daily Express, print edition)

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald hopes to bring Niall Keown, the 22-year-old defender on loan from Reading, back to Firhill next season. (Scottish Sun, print edition)

Barnsley left-back Aidy White
Barnsley left-back Aidy White is being linked with Hearts

Fifa has confirmed that Celtic are under no obligation to release Patrick Roberts for the Under-20 World Cup, with the on-loan Manchester City winger likely to be wanted by England at the same time the Glasgow club are preparing for the Scottish Cup final on 27 May. (Scottish Sun, print edition)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday should have been sent off rather than booked by referee Willie Collum for his lunge on Patrick Roberts in Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final. (Daily Record)

Brendan Rodgers says Celtic's successful appeal against the red card shown to midfielder Scott Brown clears the way to play "the most influential player in Scotland" against Rangers on Saturday. (Daily Express)

Manager Pedro Caixinha is sticking by his assertion that his Rangers squad are the best in Scotland despite Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Premiership champions Celtic. (The National)

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is angered by dressing rooms leaks about the players' rumoured short summer break. "If those things are coming from inside it is something I need to find out about and when I find out I will act," he says. (Daily Telegraph)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his players only complain when he tries to give them some time off. (The Herald)

Motherwell manager Steve Robinson has told Neil McCann he must be mad to swap the Sky studio for the Dundee job.(Scottish Sun)

Gillingham striker Rory Donnelly
Gillingham striker Rory Donnelly is being linked with Motherwell

Dundee manager Neil McCann has told Motherwell counterpart Stephen Robinson that he's not crazy to have taken his job and that he would not have turned down the offer for anything. (The Herald)

Hibernian striker Jason Cummings, who previously spent half a season in Scotland's top flight without finding the net, believes he can continue to score goals after his side's promotion to the Premiership. (The Scotsman)

Albion Rovers manager Darren Young, assistant Billy Stark and goalkeeping coach Lindsay Hamilton have been told via a letter in the post that they will lose their jobs this summer as the League One club make budget cuts. (Daily Record, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Richard Cockerill, who does not take charge of Edinburgh until this summer, helped acting manager Duncan Hodge pick the team for their Pro12 game against Dragons on Friday. (The Scotsman)

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