Scottish Gossip: Jack, Paterson, Rangers, McGregor, Murphy, Scotland

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack - out of contract this summer - has turned down a lucrative move to Major League Soccer to join Rangers and the Ibrox club are also chasing the signature of Hearts full-back Callum Paterson. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven is a summer signing target for Aberdeen. (Express)

Brighton forward Jamie Murphy is in line for a surprise call-up to the Scotland squad for next month's World Cup qualifier against England. (Mail on Sunday)

Jamie Murphy
Murphy has previously been in the Scotland squad but is yet to win a senior cap

And Celtic's Callum McGregor and Aberdeen duo Kenny McLean and Graeme Shinnie are also expected to make it into Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad for the match on 10 June. (Sunday Mail)

Aberdeen defender Andy Considine believes the rest of Scottish football wants the Dons to end Celtic's quest for a treble and invincibility. (Sunday Mail)

Meanwhile, Hearts head coach Ian Cathro says his side must be "ready to compete" at Celtic Park as the hosts aim to complete their league season unbeaten before being presented with the Scottish Premiership trophy. (Sun)

Hibernian's Rachael Small is comfortable with her side being favourites as they seek to defend the SWPL Cup in Sunday's final against Celtic. (Scotland on Sunday)

Brendan Rodgers finds it "a bit surreal" to be close to joining Jock Stein and Martin O'Neill as a treble-winning Celtic manager. (Mail on Sunday)

After missing November's League Cup win over Aberdeen, Celtic winger Scott Sinclair hopes for the first cup final appearance of his career against the Dons in next Sunday's Scottish Cup showpiece - and to complete "an invincible treble". (Mail on Sunday)

Scott Sinclair and Christie Elliott
Sinclair (left) has scored 25 goals this season

Sinclair has been named the Scottish Football Writers' player of the year - the first Englishman to do so since Paul Gascoigne in 1996. (Scotland on Sunday)

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha sees midfielder Niko Kranjcar, who has been injured for most of the season, as an important part of his team for next season - in the mould of an American football "quarter-back". (Scotland on Sunday)

Sandro Mazzola, part of the Internazionale team beaten by Celtic in the 1967 European Cup final, says losing to the Lisbon Lions prompted a psychological crisis at the Milan club that lasted for decades. (Sunday Herald - subscription required)

Sunderland's Scottish boss David Moyes is on the verge of quitting the relegated Black Cats this week after losing the trust of his players. (Sunday Mirror)

RUGBY UNION GOSSIP

Scotland wing Damien Hoyland reveals he was a keen skateboarder when he was younger but gave it up after breaking his ankle. (Sunday Herald - subscription required)

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