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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is set to bid £750,000 for Dundee United left-back Andrew Robertson and, if unsuccessful, would loan the player back to the Tayside club for the second half of the season. (Daily Record)

Egyptian "wonderkid" Mahmoud Hassan, a 19-year-old midfielder, insists he could sign for Celtic this week from Al-Ahly. (Daily Record)

Striker Garry O'Connor says "it's great to be back in football again" as he agrees a deal to join Morton. (Various)

Money won't be an issue in Georgios Samaras's decision whether to stay or leave Celtic, according to Neil Lennon, but the manager is concerned at the cost of replacing him. (Various)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is keeping tabs on Nottingham Forest's 22-year-old striker Jamie Paterson, who, although born in Coventry, qualifies to play for Scotland through the grandparent rule. (Daily Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says some of the tackles on his combative midfielder Ian Black have been "ridiculous". (The Sun)

Dundee boss John Brown will find out on Tuesday if he has the funds to sign up to four new players. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Tennis star Andy Murray says his number one priority is to "get healthy" as he recovers from back surgery and prepares for the Australian Open. (Daily Record)

An Achilles injury could prevent Worcester prop Euan Murray playing for Scotland in the Six Nations. (The Scotsman)

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