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West Ham United are looking to offload Robert Snodgrass only six months after his £10m switch from Hull City and, although Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland are interested, the 29-year-old Scotland midfielder does not want to drop out of the Premier League. (Sunday Mirror)

Paul Lambert, who recently left Wolverhampton Wanderers, has emerged as a candidate for the manager's role at relegated Sunderland, with Aberdeen's Derek McInnes, Burton Albion's Nigel Pearson and Preston North End's Simon Grayson also being candidates. (Sunday Mirror)

Former St Mirren manager Danny Lennon, whose last managerial job was as Airdrieonians caretaker, could pip Aberdeen Under-20s coach Paul Sheerin and former Motherwell boss Maurice Malpas to the vacancy at Inverness Caledonian Thistle. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

West Bromwich Albion are eyeing Glasgow-born James McCarthy as a replacement for Darren Fletcher, the Scotland midfielder having left to join Stoke City, but Everton want £15m for the 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international. (Sunday Mirror)

Celtic will need to fend off competition from Bournemouth, Southampton, Schalke, Hoffenheim and Nice if they are to sign 20-year-old winger Patrick Roberts, who was on loan to the Scottish champions from Manchester City. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

England's Ryan Bertrand and Scotland's Robert Snodgrass
Robert Snodrass (right), who started for Scotland against England, is reportedly being put up for sale

Celtic are weighing up a move for Blackburn Rovers winger Connor Mahoney, but Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers have already expressed an interest in the 20-year-old who is out of contract at Ewood Park but would command a compensation fee. (Mail On Sunday)

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has sent a personal message to Graham Dorrans, the Rangers-supporting Norwich City midfielder, that he will do everything in his power to secure his transfer as the Ibrox club prepare to make an improved bid of around £1.2m.(Sunday Mail)

Norwich City forward Steven Naismith is surprised his club are prepared to sell team-mate Graham Dorrans and thinks he would be a great signing for Rangers, who have had a £750,000 bid rejected and face competition from Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday for the 30-year-old Scot. (Sun On Sunday)

Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans, who is the subject of a transfer bid from Rangers, has revealed that he idolised Ibrox legends Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup as a youngster.(Sun On Sunday)

Benfica winger Daniel Candeias has agreed to join Rangers in a £700,000 transfer despite interest in the 29-year-old from Turkish club Alanyaspor, where he spent the end of last season on loan. (Sunday Mail)

Connor Mahoney in action for Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn's Connor Mahoney is being linked with Celtic

Former Ipswich Town and Rangers defender Terry Butcher reckons Ibrox striker Joe Garner would not be a good signing for the English Championship club, who have been linked with a £500,000 bid, because he is not good in the air and is therefore not a good replacement for the departed Daryl Murphy.(Sunday Mail)

Bruno Alves, who has joined Rangers from Cagliari, has insisted that he will never retire for Portugal after winning his 90th cap at the age of 35 in a 3-0 win over Latvia. (Sun On Sunday)

Scottish FA president Alan McRae is hoping that Celtic's treble is a one-off as he fears domestic football will become boring if the Glasgow club continue to dominate.(Sunday Herald)

Norwich City and Scotland forward Steven Naismith has called on changes to football in his homeland, with better training facilities and fewer clubs in senior football to improve the quality of players. (Sunday Post)

The Scottish Professional Football League has circulated a proposal to its 42 senior clubs about allowing Premiership colt teams to enter the league - but they will not be allowed to rise any higher than League One.(Sunday Mail)

The SPFL will announce an increase in the number of midweek mid-winter fixtures when the full Premiership schedule is revealed a week on Friday. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Graham Dorrans in action for Norwich
Norwich midfielder Graham Dorrans is a target for Rangers

Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths says the 2-2 draw with England felt "like a defeat" despite his two goals at Hampden following Harry Kane's last-minute equaliser. (Scotland On Sunday)

Leigh Griffiths' double against England handed the Scotland striker's son, Jacob, who is four on Sunday, an almost perfect birthday gift.(Sunday Mail)

Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who opted to stay on his line as Harry Kane grabbed a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser for England at Hampden, believes the entire team must take the blame. (Sun On Sunday)

Former Scotland forward James McFadden is hoping to continue his playing career after being released by Motherwell and despite spending most of the season concentrating on coaching. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Martin Laird, one of three Scots in this week's US Open field, admits he knows little about the Erin Hills course that is playing host to the golf major.(Sunday Herald)

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