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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has described Roy Keane as "an exceptional candidate" as speculation intensifies about the Irishman's possible appointment as manager of the Scottish champions.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

But Republic of Ireland assistant boss Keane has until Wednesday to let his manager Martin O'Neill know whether or not he will take over at Celtic.

Full story: Daily Record

Roy Keane and Martin O'Neill
Could Keane follow in O'Neill's footsteps by managing Celtic?

John O'Shea believes his fellow Irishman and former Manchester United team-mate Keane would enjoy success as Celtic manager.

Full story: Daily Mail

However, the prospect of Keane leaving his national team role to join Celtic has provoked criticism from an Irish supporters group.

Full story: The Herald

Meanwhile, should Michael Laudrup become the new Celtic boss he will do so without his former assistant at Swansea Morten Weighorst, who has taken over as manager of AGF Aarhus.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Rotherham United have renewed their interest in St Johnstone striker Stevie May, with the English League One club valuing the 22-year-old at £1m.

Full story: The Herald

Former Hibernian captain Paul Kane has told fans they can remove under-pressure Rod Petrie if they draw on the Hands off Hibs campaign that prevented the club being taken over by Hearts in 1990.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

And Kane, who is leading a supporters' protest against Petrie, believes the chairman is in borrowed time in the role.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

Kevin Thomson insists he has not swapped one relegation dogfight for another after leaving demoted Hibs to join newly-promoted Dundee.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Hearts are bracing themselves for further bids for captain Danny Wilson after Dundee United were unsuccessful with a £100,000 offer for the defender.

Full story: The Herald

Former Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar wants to return to Ibrox and will not rule out a move to Ally McCoist's side this summer.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Charlie Telfer will this week decide whether to stay with Rangers or pursue a move to Dundee United.

Full story: The Herald

Greece forward Georgios Samaras, who is out of contract at Celtic this summer, will decide after the World Cup whether to move to Spain or Germany.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Managerless West Bromwich Albion have cooled their interest in Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, who captained the Midlands club during his playing days.

Full story: The Herald

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock is desperate to win Saturday's Pro12 final for the players who did not make the line-up to face Leinster in Dublin.

Full story: The Scotsman

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