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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hearts could play at Murrayfield for a year while Tynecastle is given an upgrade, with the 100-year-old Main Stand in line to be replaced. (Various)

However, Jambos owner Ann Budge also admits she would not rule out ground sharing with Edinburgh rivals Hibernian at their Leith home of Easter Road. (Sun)

Budge also says she wants Edinburgh rivals Hibs to triumph in the Scottish Premiership play-offs. She said: "Hibs coming up suits Hearts and the city better." (Sunday Mail)

Hearts could move from Tynecastle for a season
Hearts could move from Tynecastle for a season

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes wants his team to ruin Celtic's title party when the two meet at Pittodrie today, and gain their first win in four games against the champions. He said: "It's never nice to go through a season without having won against a certain team." (Sunday Express)

McInnes also admitted he supported Celtic in one game this season, and they lost. The Dons gaffer wanted Ronny Deila's side to beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup semi-final to ensure Aberdeen had a later start in the Europa League. (Sun)

Meanwhile Celtic striker Stefan Scepovic has until pre-season to show Deila he still has a future at the club, after just seven starts this season. (Sun)

One major boost for the Parkhead club is left-back Emilio Izaguirre will be available for the Champions League qualifiers in July after a deal was struck with his international manager to only play in two of the three planned friendlies for Honduras. (Sun)

Former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels says Ronny Deila does not deserve much credit for winning the league with Celtic, because his granny could have done it. He also claimed Ally McCoist "was never a manager." (Sun)

Kenny Shiels said his granny could have won the title with Celtic
Kenny Shiels said his granny could have won the title with Celtic

Arsenal, who have never signed a Scottish player since manager Arsene Wenger has been at the club, could be on the trail of Dundee United's John Souttar. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray has vowed to come out righting in the Madrid Open final against Rafa Nadal, the man seen as arguably the best clay court player in the world. (Sunday Mail)

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