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Ryan Christie is being tracked by English Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Everton, Newcastle United and Swansea City and the 20-year-old Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder could cost £1m. (The Sun, print edition)

Midfielder Ryan Christie says he is staying with Inverness Caledonian Thistle despite a flurry of scouts watching the 20-year-old's performances. (The Herald)external-link

Donervorn Daniels has held talks about staying with Aberdeen beyond the end of his loan spell and the 21-year-old defender is keen for some stability following recent managerial changes at West Brom. (The Sun, print edition)

Belgium defender Jason Denayer has expressed his willingness to return to Celtic for a second loan spell next season if it is sanctioned by Manchester City. (The Scotsman)external-link

Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Ryan Christie
Inverness Caledonian Thistle midfielder Ryan Christie is being linked with top English clubs

Celtic have enquired about the availability of Espanyol 18-year-old Juanan Entrena, the winger having starred for the Spanish club's youth team. (The Scotsman)external-link

Honduras left-back Emilio Izaguirre says he wants to stay with Celtic for the rest of his career. (The Herald)external-link

Celtic midfielder Charlie Mulgrew is on course for a return from injury ahead of Scotland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Republic of Ireland on 13 June, but Sweden defender Mikael Lustig will miss the rest of the season. (Daily Record, print edition)

Manager Stuart McCall says Rangers would never have followed Celtic's example by writing to the Scottish FA to demand an explanation over Josh Meekings' controversial hand ball in Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Scottish Cup semi-final win over the Parkhead side. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has appealed for the number of offences for which players can be punished by the Scottish FA to be limited after the failed attempt to give Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Josh Meekings a retrospective red card for a hand ball.(The Herald)external-link

Midfielder Nicky Law says he hated what he believes were long-ball tactics adopted by Ally McCoist and Kenny McDowall and puts the improvement in his own form down to the style introduced by their successor as Rangers manager, Stuart McCall. (Daily Record)external-link

Nicky Law fears that he could be jettisoned from being brother Josh's best man this summer should Rangers win promotion at the expense of Motherwell.(Daily Record)external-link

Mike Ashley will challenge the Scottish FA over the £7,500 fine imposed on the Newcastle United owner for breaching dual ownership rules through his involvement with Rangers, although it remain unclear on what grounds he will appeal. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Rangers are yet to apply for listing on the ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange market, three weeks after the club's shares were delisted from the prestigious AIM stock exchange, with the club blaming the delay on having not yet found an advisor needed to sponsor its admission to the exchange.(The Herald)external-link

Rangers shareholder Mike Ashley in the Newcastle stand
Mike Ashley is to appeal against a fine for his involvement in both Newcastle and Rangers

Dundee manager Paul Hartley says Paul McGowan must play against St Johnstone even if it risks the midfielder landing in more trouble with the law as he might not be back at his Airdrie home by the 19:00 GMT curfew imposed after he escaped a jail sentence for police assault. (The Herald)external-link

Hearts will set a new points record for Scotland's second tier - overtaking Edinburgh rivals Hibernian's 1998-99 total - if they can defeat Cowdenbeath at Central Park in the penultimate fixture of their league-winning campaign.(The Scotsman)external-link

Hearts midfielder Sam Nicholson has promised Hibernian that Hearts will be doing all they can to help their rivals' play-off chances by beating Rangers on the final day of the season. (The Herald)external-link

Nigerian striker Ortega Deniran, who will play for Edinburgh City in their SPFL play-off against Brora Rangers, once played for Levski Sofia in the Champions League qualifiers. (Daily Record, print edition)

Brora Rangers midfielder Stuart Kettlewell has nothing but contempt for those who suggest the back-to-back Highland League champions might throw their SPFL play-off against Edinburgh City because the club expressed fears about being promoted League Two. (Daily Record, print edition)


Edinburgh have confirmed the signing of Jack Cosgrove for next season, the 20-year-old prop, who has nine caps for Scotland Under-20s, having signed a two-year deal with the Pro12 club until May 2017.(The Scotsman)external-link

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