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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Ally McCoist insists he should have the final say on any new signings at the club, after chief executive Graham Wallace revealed he wants to appoint a director of football at Ibrox. (Various)

Finnish international Alexander Ring's agent says Celtic have been watching the Kaiserslautern midfielder for over a year. (Various)

Norwich star Robert Snodgrass is flattered to be linked with his boyhood heroes Celtic, but admits he is keen to stay in England's Premier League. (Various)

Full-back Mikael Lustig is ready to open talks over a new Celtic deal, with the Sweden international revealing he is hoping to get the chance to play in an Old Firm game. (Various)

Andrew Robertson
Dundee United defender Andrew Robertson was signed from Queen's Park last summer

Former Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby has revealed he is not certain to take a job in his homeland of Sweden this summer. (Record)

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara is searching Scotland's lower leagues for possible signing targets, having snapped up PFA Scotland young player of the year Andrew Robertson from Queen's Park last year. (Various)

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee has urged Dundee United's crop of rising stars to stay at Tannadice to develop as players, and points to Southampton pair Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw as examples of why staying put is a good idea. (Various)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson says the SFA is pricing families out of the Scottish Cup final, and warns there could be 20,000 seats left empty at Celtic Park when his side face St Johnstone on 17 May. (Sun)

Manager Gary Locke, whose contract runs out this summer, has called for his future to be sorted out at Hearts soon. (Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Defending champion Andy Murray will still be among the top seeds at Wimbledon this year, despite the Scot's slide down the world rankings. (Various)

Edinburgh Rugby's Ross Rennie is set to make his loan deal with Bristol permanent. (Various)

Former Scotland rugby league international Mike Rush believes the country should be producing more rugby union players. (Herald)

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