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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has tipped defender Virgil van Dijk to win a call-up to the Netherlands squad.

Full story: Daily Mail

Meanwhile, Lennon's captain Scott Brown could have his three-match ban extended by a further game if his appeal against the suspension for his red card against Barcelona is unsuccessful.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Aberdeen striker Scott Vernon hopes to extend his recent scoring form and win a new contract at Pittodrie.

Full story: Daily Record

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall
McCall played for Sheffield United for three years

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has no regrets about turning down Sheffield United in the summer, with the Blades looking for a new boss again following the departure of David Weir.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

And McCall has dismissed speculation linking him with the once again vacant Bramall Lane post.

Full story: The Herald

The Lithuanian government admit they have been unable to track down Vladimir Romanov, the former Hearts owner who has been issued with a warrant to return to the country to face prosecution over non-payment of debts when his company Ukio Bankas went bust.

Full story: The Scotsman

Meanwhile, Hearts have organised a friendly against German side Wolfsburg at Tynecastle in mid-November.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

England and Tottenham star Andros Townsend could have joined Rangers on loan last year had Ally McCoist been successful in his pursuit of the winger.

Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that he tried to get Reds striker Wayne Rooney to play for Scotland when he was the manager of Everton.

Full story: The Scotsman

Livingston shareholder Neil Rankine says he is willing to write off some of the debt due to him and convert it into shares with the Scottish Championship club facing total debts of around £1.7m.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Golfer Craig Lee took a step closer to qualifying for next month's World Tour Championship in Dubai by making the cut at the Perth International while fellow Scot Chris Doak remains on course to retain his full card for next season after also making it through to the final two days in Australia.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

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