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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee have opened talks with manager Paul Hartley over a new contract. (Various)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila intends to deliver the treble in his first season in Scottish football and thinks his team are capable of a 10-game unbeaten run. (Various)

Singer Paolo Nutini has answered a plea from Celtic striker John Guidetti for tickets to his Glasgow concert next month with a promise of two places on the guest list. (Sun)

Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs admits Celtic boss Ronny Deila holds all the cards as his hopes of luring Leigh Griffiths back to Easter Road on loan begin to fade. (Sun)

And Deila could not have been much clearer, saying: "Griffiths is our player, there is no decision to make. We have control of the situation and I want to keep him here". (Scotsman)

Partick Thistle have spent their player budget but manager Alan Archibald has not given up hope of signing James McFadden, who has been training with the Jags since he left Motherwell. (Sun)

Gary Mackay-Steven openly admits he will leave Dundee United at the end of the season but is determined to go with a medal in his pocket. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has not been able to sign an out-of-contract striker as planned in time for the weekend clash with Dundee United. (Sun)

And the Perth side have confirmed that they will appeal against a Uefa fine after a Palestinian flag was flown by a fan during a Europa League match. (Various)

Dundee defender James McPake insists he will be fit for tomorrow's game with Ross County despite playing for 30 minutes of the League Cup loss to Dundee United with a dead leg. (Sun)

Forgotten Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is out for up to four months after undergoing more surgery on his injured groin. (Various)

Rangers fans want assurances that Sandy Easdale won't block any future share issue at Ibrox that may involve former director Dave King. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's Stephen Gallacher says he is in for a "mind blowing" experience on day one of the Ryder Cup after being paired with Europe talisman Ian Poulter in the morning fourballs. (Herald)

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