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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs, currently the reserve team manager at Everton, has emerged as a contender for the vacant manager's job at Hibernian, with the club ready to open talks with the Englishman. (Various)

Alex McLeish is another name in the frame to take over at Easter Road, with Spaniard Antonio Tapia also registering his interest in the role. (Various)

Greece striker Georgios Samaras reckons his former Celtic team-mate Fraser Forster, who is at the World Cup with England, is the best goalkeeper at Brazil 2014.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Rangers youth chief Jim Sinclair insists teenage midfielder Charlie Telfer, who recently snubbed a contract at Ibrox to move to Dundee United, is not yet ready for first team football.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Finnish playmaker Alexei Eremenko has urged Kilmarnock to hurry up and tell him if he is to be offered a new deal at the Rugby Park club.

Full story: (Scottish Daily Mail)

Former Dundee striker Christian Nade is set to land a deal with Scottish Championship side Raith Rovers.

Full story: (Daily Record)

Scot Alan Irvine, who has been named manager of English Premiership side West Brom, has been compared to Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers by his new employers amid anger from the Hawthorns faithful over his appointment.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

John McEnroe believes it will be easier for defending champion Andy Murray to win Wimbledon this year, insisting the pressure is now off the Scot. (Various)

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