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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Roy Keane has become the new favourite to land the job as Celtic manager after major bookmakers slashed the odds on the Irishman's chances of succeeding Neil Lennon. (Various)

Oscar Garcia, who has targeted the Celtic job after leaving Brighton, has been sounded out by Southampton over the managerial vacancy at St Mary's.

Full story: Scottish Daily Mail

Full-back Mikael Lustig has revealed talks are ongoing over a contract extension at Celtic, and the Swede is confident of securing a long term stay with the Scottish champions.

Full story: Daily Record

Hearts hope to bring former Rangers goalkeeper Neil Alexander back to Scotland, after the 36-year-old was released by Crystal Palace.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Rangers midfielder Arnold Peralta, who is suffering from a thigh strain, is facing a fitness test to determine whether he will be able to play in the World Cup with Honduras. (Various)

Scotland and Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall has been on Arsenal's summer wish-list
Scotland and Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall has been on Arsenal's summer wish-list

Dundee United are hoping to sign Queen's Park midfielder Blair Spittal, from under the noses of city rivals Dundee.

Full story: Daily Record

Striker Steven Lawless is ready to sign a 12-month contract extension with Partick Thistle, despite receiving several offers from elsewhere.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Newly-promoted Dundee are planning a swoop for freed Hibs midfielder Kevin Thomson, with his former Easter Road team-mate James McPake also heading to Dens Park.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Hull City are preparing a £4m bid to sign Scotland midfielder Robert Snodgrass, who was relegated with Norwich City, but Newcastle and West Ham are also interested. (Various)

Arsenal look likely to cool their interest in Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall due to Cardiff City's £15m asking price for the glove man.

Full story: Herald

OTHER GOSSIP

Former world number one Chris Evert has urged Andy Murray to make history by becoming the first male tennis player to name a female as his coach. (Various)

Peter Wright says Glasgow Warriors have given Scottish rugby its pride back by reaching the Pro12 final.

Full story: Daily Record

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