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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

AC Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo and fellow midfielder Andrea Poli are the latest players to join the injury list at the San Siro ahead of Celtic's Champions League visit on Wednesday. (Various)

The Italian side's Brazilian playmaker Kaka insists his team-mate Mario Balotelli is the best striker in the world on current form. (The Sun)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says his players have learned from the experience of playing Juventus last season, when the Italian defenders man-handled striker Gary Hooper at set pieces. (The Sun)

And he says his players will not fear playing their illustrious opponents in the San Siro. (Daily Record)

In-form Celtic striker Anthony Stokes wants the club to offer him a new deal to take him beyond his current contract which ends this season. (Various)

The Scottish Football Association is in talks with the Moroccan FA about Scotland playing a friendly match in Agadir against the hosts in October. (Daily Express)

Motherwell could be in trouble with the SPFL after their fans let off smoke bombs and allegedly threw coins in their away match against St Mirren. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali has warned his Rugby Park team-mates that the struggling club "need fighters as well as artists". (Daily Mail)

Rangers striker Nicky Clark hopes to hear the fans at his former club Queen of the South berate him because it will show he is doing his job properly when the teams meet in the Ramsdens Cup at Palemerston on Tuesday night. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Having helped Great Britain beat Croatia in the Davis Cup, Andy Murray says if he is fit he will play a full part in the elite World Group. (The Scotsman)

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