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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair may sign a pre-contract with Celtic after they were granted permission to speak to the Partick Thistle full-back.

Full story: Daily Express

Dundee United midfielder Ryan Gauld
Dundee United's Ryan Gauld is attracting interest

Manchester United will send scouts to Friday evening's Scottish Cup tie between Dundee United and Kilmarnock to watch Tangerines youngster Ryan Gauld.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

And Arsenal are also expected to send a representative to Tannadice to have a look at 17-year-old midfielder Gauld, while Liverpool and Everton are interested too.

Full story: Daily Mail

Hearts manager Gary Locke insists his side, bottom of the Scottish Premiership, do not fear Sunday's Scottish Cup opponents Celtic, who currently lead the top flight.

Full story: The Scotsman

Meanwhile, Hearts' administrators BDO hope a deal to rescue the club will be struck at Friday's meeting of creditors.

Full story: Daily Express

PFA Scotland's Jack Ross admits it would be "naive" to think match fixing could not take place in Scotland.

Full story: The Herald

Rangers shareholder Paul Murray, who is seeking boardroom changes at Ibrox, claims former chief executive Charles Green is still working behind the scenes to keep the current directors in place.

Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Former snooker world champion Graeme Dott does not agree with the new format at the UK Championships, where all 128 players start from the first round. In previous tournaments, the top 16 players entered at the round of 32.

Full story: The Herald

Ross Rennie is delighted to be back in Edinburgh Rugby's starting line-up for the match against Connacht after being out for a year.

Full story: The Scotsman

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