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Celtic are set to make a move for Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes, with a player-plus-cash deal possibly involving Ryan Christie. (Sun)

Aberdeen could be set to offer £500,000 for Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie, with the treble-winners side also getting a large sell-on clause. (Times - print edition)

Pittodrie boss Derek McInnes says only a "special job" could lure him away from Aberdeen. (Sun)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has made securing the services of midfielder Stuart Armstrong on a long-term contract his top priority. (Herald, subscription required)

Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes
Could Brendan Rodgers tempt Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes to Celtic?

Pedro Caixinha hopes to step up Rangers' recruitment drive this week by landing Benfica fringe pair Daniel Candeias and Dalcio. (Sun)

Rangers are also stepping up their efforts to sign Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans, who is leaving Norwich. (Daily Record)

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor says he is "gutted" to be overlooked for Scotland's match with England next month but an amazing season will make up for it. (Herald, subscription required)

Dons captain Graeme Shinnie has blasted counterpart Scott Brown for goading the Aberdeen support at full-time after the Scottish Cup final. (Sun)

Manager Brendan Rodgers has issued a challenge to Celtic to make a real impact in next season's Champions League. (Daily Express)

Yet Rodgers is wary of unrealistic European targets insisting it remains "a huge, huge ask" for the Scottish champions to make their mark. (Scotsman)

Aberdeen striker Jayden Stockley insists his swinging arm that forced Kieran Tierney out of the Scottish Cup final was an accident. (Daily Record)

Kieran Tierney celebrates Celtic's cup win after dashing back from the hospital
Tierney celebrates Celtic's cup win after making it back from his hospital check

After his hospital visit, Tierney only celebrated with the Scottish Cup victory because he was high on painkillers, jokes goalkeeper Craig Gordon. (Sun)

Experienced midfielder Dougie Imrie has challenged Hamilton's doubters to tip them for relegation again next season after their play-off success. (Sun)

Dundee United goalkeeper Cammy Bell admits the players now fear for their futures after failing to clinch promotion to the Premiership. (Sun)

And Tannadice boss Ray McKinnon insists the club board must invest in the squad after the play-off defeat to Hamilton. (Daily Record)

Hearts midfielder Sam Nicholson will jet out to Minnesota today as his shock MLS move inches another step closer. (Sun)

OTHER SPORT

Number one seed Andy Murray hopes to overcome shaky confidence in Paris when his French Open campaign gets under way against Andrey Kuznetsov tomorrow. (Scotsman)

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