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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has confirmed he plans to approach Ryan Jack, the 25-year-old midfielder who is out of contract with Aberdeen this summer, and 35-year-old Cagliari central defender Bruno Alves.(Daily Express)

Rangers have scouted Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack, the midfielder who is out of contract this summer, Ibrox manager Pedro Caixinha has revealed. (The National)

St Mirren midfielder Stevie Mallan will sign for Barnsley subject to the result of a medical after the 21-year-old agreed a two-year contract and the Scottish Championship club accepted a £200,000 offer. (Scottish Sun, print edition)

Kelvin Wilson, the 31-year-old defender who played under Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon at Celtic and is out of contract this summer with relegated Rotherham United, has revealed he has held talks with the Scottish Championship winners. (Scottish Sun)

Kudus Oyenuga, the 24-year-old striker who sparked an infamous touchline spat between Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon and Morton counterpart Jim Duffy, is one of four players being released by the Greenock club. (Scottish Sun, print edition)

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has vowed to remain with the Glasgow club for their Champions League campaign despite the 20-year-old being tracked by a number of English Premier League clubs. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack
Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack is the subject of interest from Rangers

Celtic captain Scott Brown, the 31-year-old midfielder who is celebrating his 10th year at the club, wants to end his career at the Scottish champions despite interest from clubs outside Scotland.(The Herald)

Scott Brown, the Celtic midfielder whose availability for Scotland has been in doubt since he came out of a brief international retirement, says he phoned national head coach Gordon Strachan on Sunday to tell him he will be available to face England in next month's World Cup qualifier. (Daily Record)

Celtic will be given another 1000 tickets for the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park after opponents Aberdeen decided against taking up their option of a further 1344 briefs having sold out their initial allocation of 19,874. (Daily Express, print edition)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is ready to rest key players for the final two league games of the season for fear of losing them to injury ahead of the Scottish Cup final against Celtic. (Press and Journal)

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha believes Aberdeen are reaching the end of a phase when they have been the main challengers to Celtic, having profited from the Ibrox club's financial collapse.(The Scotsman)

Ross County captain Andrew Davies says his side will do all they can to help neighbours Inverness Caledonian Thistle avoid relegation as they face Hamilton Academical on Tuesday. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Kilmarnock interim manager Lee McCulloch wants Kristoffer Ajer, the 18-year-old on-loan Celtic utility man, back at Rugby Park next season. (The Times, print edition)

Rotherham United defender Kelvin Wilson
Kelvin Wilson revealed talks with Hibernian while promoting the Scottish Cup final

Interim manager Lee McCulloch will open discussions with Kilmarnock this week on the prospect of taking the role on a permanent basis and on-loan Burnley defender Luke Hendrie thinks the 39-year-old deserves the job. (The Herald)

Dundee caretaker manager Neil McCann has put talks over his long-term future on hold until he knows whether he has led the club to safety from relegation. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Wolverhampton Wanderers are considering former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka as a replacement for Paul Lambert, the Scottish head coach who is poised to be sacked after a dispute over transfer policy. (The Sun)

St Johnstone coach Alex Cleland says it is hard to fathom why manager Tommy Wright, whose side have finished fourth in the Premiership, was absent from the PFA Scotland manager of the year shortlist.(The Herald)

Hearts defender John Souttar, the 20-year-old who was expected to be sidelined for nine months with a ruptured Achilles tendon in January, has returned to running ahead of schedule. (Scottish Sun)

MSPs have been criticised for fielding an all-male line-up for the Scottish Parliament's 13-member cross-party group on "The Future of Football in Scotland", which includes the Scottish Women's Football Association as one of its non-parliamentary members.(The Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Colin Montgomerie has recovered from three months on the sidelines with an ankle injury in time to play in the Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl. (Scottish Sun, print edition)

Hampshire bowler Chris Sole has recovered from injury after two months on the sidelines and hopes to play a key part in Scotland's attack in upcoming matches against Sri Lanka. (The Scotsman, print edition)

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