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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Ryan Gauld is poised to be sold by Sporting Lisbon after the 21-year-old failed to break into the first team, but the Portuguese will look to recoup the £3m they paid Dundee United for the Scotland Under-21 international in 2014.(The Scotsman)

Niko Kranjcar, who has missed much of the season through injury, hopes to play a major role for Rangers next season despite being tipped by bookmakers to team up again with Harry Redknapp, who has taken over as Birmingham City manager. (Daily Record)

Rangers striker Kenny Miller believes manager Pedro Caixinha can transform his squad this summer in the same way as Brendan Rodgers did with Celtic a year ago.(Evening Times)

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre says finishing seventh in the Scottish Premiership could provide him with the funding needed to lure an additional two players to Dingwall this summer. (Press and Journal)

Former Hearts captain Steven Pressley thinks head coach Ian Cathro got lucky when Christophe Berra decided to return to Scotland from Ipswich Town as should build his side around the 32-year-old central defender.(Scottish Sun)

Ryan Gauld in action for Scotland Under-21s
Ryan Gauld has been with Sporting Lisbon since 2014

Malaury Martin, the 28-year-old French midfielder who has failed to shine after signing for Hearts in January, has vowed to silence his critics next season. (The Scotsman)

Motherwell striker Louis Moult believes the team that socialises together survives together and that his side will avoid relegation as a result.(Daily Record)

Defender Kevin McNaughton says the atmosphere in the Inverness Caledonian Thistle dressing-room is nothing like the "toxic" one he experienced when Cardiff City dropped out of England's Premier League in 2014. (Daily Record)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle full-back Kevin McNaughton says the introduction of Maurice Malpas to the coaching staff has rekindled his side's bid to avoid relegation from the Premiership. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Midfielder Paul Paton is hoping to retain his place in the Northern Ireland squad even if it means he only has a seven-day summer break because of St Johnstone's involvement in the Europa League qualifiers. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen will receive a bye into the second qualifying round of the Europa League if Feyenoord beat Heracles on Sunday to win the title in Netherlands. (Daily Record, print edition)

Former Scotland defender Jackie McNamara is eyeing a return to team management despite disappointing spells with Dundee United and York City, where he is now general manager of a club who have been demoted to the National League North. (Daily Record)

Rangers' Niko Kranjcar and Pedro Caixinha shake hands
Niko Kranjcar hopes to make an impact under new Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha

Dundee defender Cammy Kerr says he will never forget Neil McCann saving the Dark Blues from relegation as a player and is not surprised he is poised to do so again as manager.(Scottish Sun)

Scotland defender Jen Beattie hopes to celebrate her 26th birthday by helping Manchester City defeat Birmingham City in today's Women's FA Cup final at Wembley. (The Herald)

Striker Jamie Insall, who has been on loan at East Fife, says it was his failure to feature in Hibernian's first team rather than his failed drugs test that led to his release by the Championship winners. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Paul Woods, who helped Queen's Park relegate Cowdenbeath from League One last season, is hoping to do the same with East Kilbride as the Lowland League champions face the Fifers in their League Two play-off final. (Daily Record, print edition)

Buckie Thistle manager Graeme Stewart has agreed a new four-year contract after leading his side to the Highland League title.(Press and Journal)

OTHER GOSSIP

Ivan Lendl will return to Andy Murray's coaching staff before the French Open in an attempt to arrest the world number one's downturn in form.(Daily Mail)

Scotland's Rugby League bosses are hoping to host New Zealand in their homeland after the Kiwis announced they would tour the UK in 2018. (The National, print edition)

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