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Celtic are closing in on a £2m move for AS Nancy's Haiti striker Jeff Louis. (Sun)

Dynamo Moscow have asked Celtic to name their price for defender Virgil van Dijk. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen are keen on Inverness left-back Graeme Shinnie, who is entering the final year of his contract with the Highlanders. (Sun)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is on the radar of former club West Brom as the Baggies seek a replacement for Pepe Mel. (Herald)

Malky Mackay is the frontrunner for the manager's job at Norwich, with Celtic's Neil Lennon still high on the list of possible candidates. (Daily Mail)

Hibs midfielder Kevin Thomson says he is fit for the relegation play-off matches after missing the last two games with a thigh problem. (Various)

And Hibs are to grant free admission to season ticket holders and charge others £10 for their home leg in the play-off. (Various)

Aberdeen have opened talks with Shaleum Logan in a bid to keep the right-back after his successful loan spell. (Various)

Dundee United hope to extend the contracts of Gary Mackay-Steven and Paul Paton, who have one-year and two-years left on their contracts, respectively. (Daily Express)

Striker Craig Beattie is the latest player to be released by Dundee as they prepare for life in the top flight. (Various)

Former Hibs and Celtic forward Derek Riordan has been released by Alloa, having made just two appearances as a substitute for the Championship side. (Various)

Scotland U17s need a draw against Switzerland tonight to qualify for the semi-finals at the at the European Championship in Malta. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish Rugby are poised to sell the naming rights to Murrayfield to BT in a £20m deal. (Daily Mail)

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