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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic expect to sign French defender Steven Mouyokolo within 48 hours after the former Hull and Wolves player impressed manager Neil Lennon.

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Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston has slammed claims he is demanding at least £1m for his shares in the Rugby Park outfit. (Sun)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has received a blow with news that defender Gary Caldwell will be sidelined for the rest of the year because of a hip injury. (Record)

Steven Mouyokolo
Celtic are close to agreeing a one-year deal with Steven Mouyokolo

Motherwell's new goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen says he learned a lot from working with Brad Friedel, Shay Given and Joe Hart during his time in England. (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is convinced he will hear the famous Champions League anthem at Ibrox within the next five years. (Various)

One of Neil Doncaster's biggest challenges, in his new role as chief executive of the SPFL, is to find a sponsor for the top flight. (Various)

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright will take the opportunity to assess prospective Europa League opponents Crusaders and Rosenborg in Belfast. (Herald)

Midfielder Kenny McLean says he will relish competition for a first-team place at St Mirren in the forthcoming season. (Herald)

The protracted saga at Dens Park, involving a US-led consortium to buy Dundee, could be nearing a conclusion with the Dundee FC Supporters' Society set to vote on the takeover. (Daily Mail)

Scotland's World Cup qualifying victory in Croatia is expected to see Gordon Strachan's side climb 24 places to 50th in the latest world rankings. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray's nerve-shredding five-set thriller against Fernando Verdasco was worthy of a legendary Sir Alex Ferguson comeback - the former Man Utd manager was a spectator at Centre Court. (Various)

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