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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Manchester City are targeting Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 25, as doubts continue to grow over Joe Hart's future.

Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci could be banned for up to 16 matches after being cited for excessive misconduct towards an official in Tuesday's Scottish League Cup defeat by Inverness.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Jim McColl
Businessman McColl is seeking changes to the Rangers board

Rangers shareholder Jim McColl has confirmed former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow would likely take on the role of Ibrox chief executive should proposals to change the club's board come to fruition.

Full story: The Scotsmanexternal-link

Meanwhile, the Ibrox club could stage a benefit game for former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen, who has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Craig Levein has urged the Hibernian board to give under-pressure manager Pat Fenlon more time, with the former Hearts boss revealing he recommended Fenlon for the job.

Full story: The Telegraphexternal-link

Aston Villa's Scottish boss Paul Lambert, 43, is in no rush to discuss extending his contract beyond the end of next season.

Full Story: Birmingham Mailexternal-link

Easter Road could host both Scottish League Cup semi-finals after being confirmed as the venue for the Ramsdens Cup final.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

But Rangers manager Ally McCoist has described the venue choice for the Ramsdens final between his side and Raith Rovers as "strange".

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Athletes have criticised Glasgow 2014 organisers after it was confirmed next summer's Commonwealth Games marathon will not finish inside Hampden Park.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link