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SPL rivals want answers on Hearts' financial plight, with four clubs seeking guarantees over the Tynecastle outfit's immediate future. (Sun)

Hearts, meanwhile, are targeting a move for striker Kris Boyd, currently nearing the end of a short-term deal with his first club Kilmarnock. (Sun)

Dundee United have made an offer for Queen's Park teenager Aidan Connolly, with Huddersfield also interested in the winger. (Sun)

Midfielder Victor Wanyama says Celtic can take inspiration from Borussia Dortmund as they plot next season's tilt at the Champions League. (Various)

Dundee United skipper Jon Daly has agreed a summer move to Rangers, ignoring an offer to stay at Tannadice and approaches from Hibs and MK Dons. (Sun)

Hearts skipper Marius Zaliukas, who has been out with an ankle injury since February, wants to make a cameo appearance at the weekend to say his farewells to the club's supporters. (Sun)

Aberdeen are keen on Dundee United midfielder Willo Flood, who is nearing the end of his Tannadice contract. (Sun)

Scotland skipper Darren Fletcher is to resume his Manchester United career after successful surgery to cure a chronic bowel condition. (Daily Express)

Former Scotland full-back Gary Naysmith, 35, has no intention of hanging up his boots following his release from Aberdeen. (Daily Record)

And St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin, 31, aims to keep on playing until he reaches the age of 40. (Various)

Partick Thistle and Dundee are chasing Morton top-scorer Peter MacDonald. (Daily Record)

And Dundee boss John Brown says he will offer released Aberdeen midfielder a return to Dens Park, if his budget can cover a deal. (Daily Express)

USA international Carlos Bocanegra is wanted by clubs in his homeland and England as Rangers look to offload the big-earning defender. (Various)

Arbroath want striker Stevie Milne, who is to leave Dundee at the end of the season. (Herald)

OTHER SPORT

New Zealander Vern Cotter is considering an offer to take over as Scotland's rugby head coach this summer but the deal is still to be finalised. (Scotsman)

Scotland rugby captain Susie Brown is to retire completely from the game after nine years as a international. (Scotsman)

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