Scottish Gossip: Hayes, Celtic, Christie, Dorrans, Rangers, Pena

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic appear to have beaten off competition from Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham for the signature of Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes, 29. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen want to sign Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie, 22, as part of a player-plus-cash agreement that would result in Hayes joining the Scottish champions. (Daily Mail)

Rangers have made a £1m offer for Norwich City's Graham Dorrans, 30, but the Canaries want another £500,000 for the Scottish midfielder. (Daily Mail)

Graham Dorrans playing for Scotland
Dorrans (right) has 12 caps for Scotland

Talks are at an advanced stage between Rangers and Norwich after the Ibrox club tabled a £750,000 bid. (Sun)

Dundee chief executive John Nelms insists he broke no rules in his pursuit of St Mirren boss Jack Ross before Neil McCann was confirmed as the Dens Park club's new manager. Nelms says he "talked to the SPFL before I talked to anyone to make sure I was fine and in the rules". (Daily Record)

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has urged ambitious players across the continent to consider joining his club as the 30-year-old Swede now feels Celtic are in a position to retain their best players. (Herald - subscription required)

Lustig feels a "back-to-basics" approach has helped him rack up over 80 appearances over the past two seasons after injuries affected earlier campaigns in Glasgow. (National)

Mikael Lustig
Lustig has been with Celtic since early 2012

Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena's proposed move to Rangers from Chivas now hinges on a work permit application. (Daily Express)

Pena, 27, will return to his homeland on Saturday while the work permit process ensues, having all but agreed a three-year contract at Ibrox. (Daily Record)

Karamoko Dembele, 14, has re-affirmed his commitment to Celtic by signing a Scottish FA youth registration with the club, having featured for the club's under-20s when he was just 13. (Daily Record)

TENNIS GOSSIP

Former British number one Tim Henman has backed Andy Murray to win a third Wimbledon title and says he is "not worried" by the Scot's form after an injury-hit start to 2017. (Scotsman)

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