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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee United have knocked back a bid of more than £1m from West Brom for their international left-back Andrew Robertson. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers are to hold signing talks with out-of-contract Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd, with Aberdeen and Dundee United also interested in signing him. (Various)

Scottish Football Association president Campbell Ogilvie believes the country will "evolve" into playing summer football, as clubs realise the difficulty of playing European qualifiers against teams midway through their season. (Various)

Celtic assistant manager John Collins expects the club to sign young Scottish talent, saying it is the first place Celtic should look for new players. (Mail on Sunday)

Hibernian will seek to recruit Alan Stubbs and David Unsworth from Everton as their new management team. (Mail on Sunday)

Defender Paul Hanlon hopes to be ready for the new season at Easter Road as he recovers from a knee operation. (Sunday Express)

Gary Locke says there's "no point being resentful" about not being kept on as manager of Hearts, as he begins a new role as assistant manager to Allan Johnston at Kilmarnock. (Sunday Mail)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes reckons his team's pre-season friendly against St Patricks in Dublin, which ended 2-2, was the ideal preparation for their Euro qualifiers. (Sunday Mail)

Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster is "confident" that he and Scott Steedman, former head of marketing at Southampton, will have league and cup sponsors in place for next season. (Various)

Partick Thistle and Falkirk are set to battle it out for Lyle Taylor, with Sheffield United making the striker available for transfer. (Sunday Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former WBO world lightweight boxing champion Ricky Burns says he was getting "a bit bored" with his training routines with Billy Nelson and is now enjoying the variety of his training sessions with new trainer Tony Sims in the London suburb or Hainault. (Scotland on Sunday)

Virginia Wade admits it was a "total shock" and she thought people were joking when news broke that Andy Murray had appointed Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach. (Mail on Sunday)

Debut captain Grant Gilchrist put Scotland rugby team's last-gasp 21-19 win over Argentina in Cordoba down to sheer self-belief. (The Sun)

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