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Bundesliga side Freiburg are considering "busting their wage structure" to land Celtic star Teemu Pukki. Full story: Daily Record

The cost of a "cashback" subsidies deal between the SPFL and TV companies after the Rangers collapse currently sits at more than £700,000. Full story: Daily Record

Manager Terry Butcher says Hibs "consider themselves fortunate to have this opportunity" ahead of tonight's first leg in the Premiership play-off final. (Various)

Former Hibs captain Ian Murray, now manager at Dumbarton, is warning his old team that Hamilton "will come flying out of the traps" at New Douglas Park. (Various)

And midfielder Ali Crawford is just one of the Accies players insisting all of the pressure will be on Hibs and saying the artificial pitch in Lanarkshire "definitely plays into our hands". (Various)

Dundee United want Newcastle defender Curtis Good back on loan next season as a replacement for the departing Gavin Gunning. (Sun)

Ross County are to snap up Raith Rovers winger Joe Cardle from under the noses of Dundee. (Various)

Rangers want former Dundee United midfielder Scott Allan, recently released by West Brom. Full story: Daily Record

Inverness CT chairman Kenny Cameron insists none of his players will be sold over the summer unless the Highlanders receive "a truly exceptional offer". (Various)

Scottish Cup-winning St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright repeats that he is confident of extending the contract of top-scorer Stevie May. (Various)

And St Johnstone have offered cup-final goal hero Steven Anderson and midfielder Paddy Cregg new contracts. (Daily Express)

Dundee boss Paul Hartley is stepping up his search for a new assistant, with Ray Farningham moving to a youth coaching post at Dens Park. (Various)

First team coach Robbie Nielson wants Hearts to sign an experienced back-up goalkeeper to provide competition for a new number one, as the club aim to tempt Marian Kello back to Tynecastle. (Sun)

Stirling Albion boss Greig McDonald has agreed a new contract, having won promotion to League One via the play-offs. (Daily Record)

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