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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Police could block Celtic's planned Champions League clash with Linfield in Belfast on 11 July and ask for the fixtures to be reversed. (Sun)

Celtic's likely Champions League opener against Linfield will not be played on 12 July after early discussions involving the two clubs, Uefa and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. (Scotsman)

Defender Tam Scobbie, 29, claims he was forced out of St Johnstone by chairman Steve Brown amid an offer that included a 35% wage cut - and thanks Dundee United for making him feel valued again.(Scotsman)

Mexican duo Eduardo Herrera and Carlos Pena will both be available for Rangers' Europa League first-round qualifier against Progres Niederkorn after meeting Monday's registration deadline. (Sun)

Celtic have been named as one of six clubs reportedly showing an interest in PSV defender Joshua Brenet by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.(Daily Record)

Dundee United teenager Ali Coote is set for a switch to Brentford, joining the English Championship side's B-team set-up. (Sun)

Fraser Fyvie
Fraser Fyvie found that Hibernian's contract offer no longer stood when he changed his mind over a new deal

Dundee have received a massive boost with the news that 21-year-old defender Cammy Kerr has signed a new deal to keep him at Dens until the summer of 2019. Kerr was also named the Dark Blues' vice-captain as back-up to club skipper Darren O'Dea.(Courier)

Fraser Fyvie is on the lookout for a new club following his exit from Hibs. The 24-year-old midfielder was one of several players offered a new deal but after taking extra time to consider his options he rejected it, only to change his mind. However, with several weeks having elapsed since the initial deal was put to him, he was informed that it was no longer on the table. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Alfredo Morelos, 20, says he is ready to carry the burden of scoring goals for Rangers next season and hopes it will earn him a call-up to the Colombian national team.(Herald)

Xavi's contention that Celtic should not have to qualify for the Champions League "will not make a single bit of difference to the way that Uefa views Scottish football and its place in the sport these days". (National)

Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie has faith in manager Derek McInnes to recruit well to replace some of the talented players who have left in recent weeks. "It is a job he has always been good at. There is a good platform to build on as there always is at this club. The core of the team is still here," he says.(Press and Journal)

Marvin Andrews
Marvin Andrews, now 41, made 16 appearances for Clyde in his final season as a player, 2015-16

Pastor Joe Nwokoye, who works with Marvin Andrews at the Zion Praise Centre in Kirkcaldy, reveals that the former Rangers, Livingston and Raith Rovers defender is in great demand to be the minister at fans' big day. "Marvin has done so many weddings - it's countless the number he has done. He is booked up completely until after next year, he's very popular," says the pastor. (Sun)

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has begun his homework on Europa League opponents Progres Niederkorn. "This is the first step and the first level and we need to pass through it. We have started to collect our information. We know they are going to have a couple of matches before we play against them," says the Portuguese.(Daily Mail)

Progres Niederkorn president Fabio Marochi insists the tie against Rangers is the Luxembourg club's biggest Euro draw since facing Real Madrid almost 40 years ago, when they lost 12-0 on aggregate. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray is planning to donate his prize money from the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club this week to the families who lost everything in the Grenfell Tower disaster.(Telegraph)

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