Friday's Scottish gossip
SCOTTISH CUP FINAL GOSSIP
Hearts manager Paulo Sergio says Hibernian are wasting their time with mind games ahead of the all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final after Easter Road midfielder Lewis Stevenson's assertion that all the pressure was on Sergio's side. (Various)
Meanwhile, Sergio admits Saturday's Hampden showpiece could be his last match in charge of Hearts, indicating he will only stay if owner Vladimir Romanov can match his ambition.
Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths says winning the Cup on Saturday would be the "proudest moment" of his life.
Manager Pat Fenlon has told his Hibs player to focus on winning the game, rather than ending the club's 110-year wait for the Cup. (Various)
OTHER FOOTBALL GOSSIP
Charles Green admits only "five or six" investors have put cash into his 20-strong constortium currently working their way towards buying Rangers but the Englishman insists he has already raised £20m.
Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster denies Rangers will be treated as a special case if the Ibrox club apply to transfer their share in the league to a newco. (Various)
Rangers forward Sone Aluko has been recalled to the Nigeria squad.
Danny Swanson, out of contract at Dundee United, has been offered the chance to join Brighton and Hove Albion.
Another player leaving Tannadice, goalkeeper Dusan Pernis, wants to stay in the UK. (Various)
Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has asked Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson for loan players for next season.
British number one Andy Murray, beaten by Richard Gasquet at the Rome Masters, has promised to pull out all the stops to be ready for the French Open as he battles a back injury. (Daily Record)
Paul Lawrie, who celebrated his 500th European Tour appearance with a 2&1 victory over Peter Hanson in the Volvo World Matchplay at Finca Cortesin, insists he is a long way from retirement.