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Celtic's John Guidetti will not face a notice of complaint from the Scottish FA for his part in a controversial penalty kick in Sunday's Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against Hearts at Tynecastle, the on-loan Manchester City striker having gone down in the area despite there being no contact made on him by a sliding challenge from Brad McKay.(The Scotsman)

Former Hearts captain Michael Stewart has insisted John Guidetti was guilty of a dive to win the controversial penalty he feels was the decisive moment in Hearts' Scottish Cup defeat by Celtic on Sunday. (The Herald)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has dismissed the prospect of off-loading Stefan Scepovic in next month's transfer window and insists the struggling Serbia striker will eventually come good for the Scottish champions after his £2.3m summer move from Sporting Gijon.(The Scotsman)

Ronny Deila, the Celtic manager, has ruled out the prospect of Stefan Scepovic being sent out on loan next month and suggested it would be premature for anyone to pass judgement on the striker at this point. (The Herald)

Arsenal have been warned by Celtic they will not be able to sign Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk on the cheap. (TalkSport)

Dundee manager Paul Hartley, who has already rejected advances from Cardiff City earlier this season, has revealed he is close to agreeing a new contract at Dens Park. (The Scotsman)

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam (right) in action against Liverpool
Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam (right) is being linked with David Moyes' Real Sociedad

Dundee have opened preliminary talks with manager Paul Hartley over a new contract and want to extend in-form striker David Clarkson's deal beyond the end of the season. (Daily Record, print edition)

Ross County's five Dutch summer recruits have criticised departed manger Derek Adams and his father, George, who was director of football, for the regime they ran at the Dingwall club. (Daily Record, print edition)

Former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes is considering Stoke City and Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam as his first signing for Real Sociedad. (Fichajes.net - in Spanish)

Tunisia central defender Bilel Mohsni claims Rangers manager Ally McCoist is refusing to allow him to leave the club in January after being linked with Club Africain in his homeland. (Evening Times)

Rangers have appointed London-based WH Ireland, a wealth management and corporate broking company, as their new Nomad financial adviser, having been without one since Daniel Stewart lost its license last week.(Daily Record)

Rangers' new financial adviser, WH Ireland, has had business dealings with a firm connected to shamed former owner Craig Whyte. (Daily Record)

Motherwell owner John Boyle has given the Well Society more time to finalise its bid for fan control of the club having extended his November deadline for raising £1m. (Daily Express)

Hibernian could be poised to sign Swedish goalkeeper Marcus Sandberg after IFK Gothenburg gave the 24-year-old permission to train with the Edinburgh club. (Daily Record, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Tartan Tour number one Greig Hutcheon has secured his spot in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth for the fifth year running after the defending champion closed with a two-over-par 73 at the Titleist Play-Offs in Turkey to finish seventh in a 28-man field.(The Scotsman)

The St Andrews Links Trust has announced plans to license its first ever overseas golf academy in Simapo Island in China. (The Herald)

Andy Murray's former mentor, Sergio Casal, has no worries about the Scot's choice of coaches, insisting he has plenty to learn from "champion" Amelie Mauresmo.(The Scotsman)

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