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Federico Macheda's agent says the 22-year-old striker, who is currently on loan with Birmingham City from Manchester United, is being pursued by both Celtic and Rangers.

Full story: The Scotsman

Ally McCoist wants to re-unite Kris Boyd, presently with Kilmarnock, and Kenny Miller, who is with Vancouver Whitecaps, as Rangers' strike-force next season when their contracts end this summer.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Ally McCoist admits that Rangers' lack of a scouting network means he has to take a short-term approach to building a team for next season's Scottish Championship campaign.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has opened contract talks with Kenny McLean, who is wanted by Rangers and English clubs, and believes he still has a chance of persuading the midfielder to remain in Paisley.

Full story: STV

A group of investors led by former Cowdenbeath chairman Jim Methven are in talks to buy St Mirren, who have been up for sale since September 2009.

Full story: The Herald

Hearts are hoping to take a major step towards exiting administration next Friday when parent company UBIG's eagerly-awaited creditors meeting takes place.

Full story: The Scotsman

East Stirlingshire's plans to move to a new stadium in Grangemouth are gathering pace after signing a partnership with LK Galaxy Sports that could see the League Two club end their ground-sharing agreement for Stenhousemuir's Ochilview Park.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

St Johnstone assistant Callum Davidson says manager Tommy Wright has chosen the team to face Hibernian on Saturday from his hospital bed despite receiving treatment all week after suffering severe pains from his gall bladder.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Sunderland hope Steven Fletcher's season is not over after the Scotland striker limped out of their 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace with an injury to the same ankle on which he had surgery last season.

Full story: Daily Mail

Germany will today decide which stadium will host their Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Scotland on 7 September, with Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan hoping for Dortmund.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

The worm-infested pitch at Murrayfield Stadium will be ripped up straight after tonight's Pro12 match between Edinburgh and Ulster, with fans being given a chance to take away sections of grass before a new blend of real and artificial turf is put down at the home of Scottish rugby.

Full story: The Scotsman

Scotland should get a clearer picture tomorrow of who they will face in the 2015 Rugby World Cup as the United States and Uruguay meet in the first leg of the "Americas 2" qualifying play-off.

Full story: The Scotsman

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