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The SFA's performance director Mark Wotte has questioned Celtic striker Kris Commons' reasons for retiring from international football. (The Herald)

Meanwhile, Celtic captain Scott Brown has defended team-mate Commons for making the decision for family reasons. (The Scotsman)

Gary Caldwell is expected to give Scotland manager Gordon Strachan another headache by pulling out of the squad to face Croatia with a hip complaint. (The Daily Record)

Dundee's future will be decided next month when a vote will be taken over whether to accept a takeover bid from an American consortium. (The Herald)

Celtic and Hibs fans heading to Hampden by train for Sunday's Scottish Cup Final have been warned to expect delays due to engineering work. (The Scotsman)

Wolves have told Leigh Griffiths to forget about staying at Hibs when his loan spell comes to an end. (The Scotsman)

Stiliyan Petrov has accepted Paul Lambert's offer of a coaching role at Aston Villa after the former Celtic hero retired from playing due to his battle with leukaemia. (The Scottish Daily Mail)

A Scandinavian consortium last night insisted it is still monitoring the developing situation at Hearts with a view to mounting a takeover bid. (The Scottish Daily Mail)

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara wants answers from out-of-contract duo Willo Flood and Barry Douglas next week over their futures. (The Scottish Sun)

Cammy Bell insists he is more interested in picking up trophies than cash after completing his switch from Kilmarnock to Rangers. (The Scottish Daily Express)

Celtic have been linked with three players in the summer transfer window; Algerian striker El Arbi Hillel Soudant, Bulgaria winger Aleksander Tonev and Montenegro striker Admir Adrovic. (The Scottish Daily Express)

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