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Scotland striker Stevie May is at the top of Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes' summer wish list and has already opened talks with Sheffield Wednesday counterpart Stuart Gray about the possibility of landing the former St Johnstone 22-year-old on a season-long loan deal.(Daily Record)external-link

Celtic's Virgil van Dijk claims that Scottish football is not testing enough and the 23-year-old defender, who is being monitored by Arsenal, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Bundesliga clubs, would consider a transfer if the opportunity comes up. (Daily Record)external-link

Should he be confirmed as Rangers manager next season, Stuart McCall could make a summer move to sign 24-year-old Inverness Caledonian Thistle winger Marley Watkins. (Daily Express, print edition)

Former Scotland striker Kenny Miller will be a Rangers player next season even if they fail to win promotion to the Scottish Premiership via the play-offs as the 35-year-old has triggered an appearance clause that triggers another year at Ibrox. (Daily Mail)external-link

Hamilton Academical are set to sign Dumbarton midfielder Chris Turner, the former Shamrock Rovers 28-year-old who had a short spell with Partick Thistle in 2008.(The Herald)external-link

Sheffield Wednesday striker Stevie May
Stevie May has not been a regular starter in the Sheffield Wednesday first-team

Croatian club Rijeka are ready to accept £350,000 for central defender Niko Datkovic, the 22-year-old who has been targeted by Hearts. (Daily Record, print edition)

Partick Thistle goalkeeper Scott Fox, 27, has rejected the offer of a new contract at Firhill. (Daily Express, print edition)

Partick Thistle chairman David Beattie has called for a rethink of Scottish football, including exploring summer football, after a slump in home crowds for the Scottish Premiership club. (The Sun, print edition)

Hearts have been given the green light by the Scottish Rugby Union should they wish to discuss playing at Murrayfield Stadium in order to redevelop Tynecastle. (Daily Record, print edition)

Rangers are poised to sell-out Ibrox for the second leg of their SPFL Premiership Play-off quarter-final with Queen of the South on Sunday, with the Glasgow club having sold over 36,000 briefs. (The Herald)external-link

The Scottish Professional Football League is facing the nightmare scenario that Kilmarnock and Ross County could carve up their final fixture to ensure Motherwell are plunged into the Premiership play-off.(Daily Record)external-link

Player-manager Gary Teale has expressed frustration after being told by St Mirren that he must apply for his own job following relegation to the Scottish Championship. (Daily Express)external-link

Gary Teale will officially apply to become St Mirren manager after the board revealed it is inviting applications for his job following relegation from the Scottish Premiership.(The Sun)external-link

St Mirren captain Steven Thompson is anxious to know if he has a future at the club and the 36-year-old striker intends to continue playing even if he is not offered a new contract. (The Sun, print edition)

St Johnstone defender Dave Mackay
Dave Mackay could miss the start of next season as he heads for a hip operation

The English consortium that tried unsuccessfully to buy St Mirren earlier in the season has revealed it has not been put off by the club's relegation from the Scottish Premiership but wants the selling consortium to clarify the situation before they take their interest any further.(The Herald)external-link

Hibernian head coach Alan Stubbs has told Jason Cummings in "no uncertain terms" what is expected of him after the 19-year-old found himself again making headlines on the front pages of newspapers rather than the back following a party. (The Scotsman)external-link

St Johnstone captain Dave Mackay's season is over and the 35-year-old defender will have hip surgery rather than face champions Celtic on Friday night.(Daily Record)external-link

Dave Mackay will miss the start of next season after the St Johnstone captain was sent for a hip operation. (The Sun, print edition)

Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain, 23, will miss the last two games of the season with a knee injury. (Daily Record, print edition)

Falkirk have sold out their initial allocation of 10,000 seats for this month's Scottish Cup final within hours of the tickets going on public sale. (The Scotsman)external-link


Scottish Rugby chiefs insist they will not rush in to finding a new managing director for Edinburgh after David Davies' departure late on Saturday night following behind-the-scenes disharmony at the Murrayfield club.(The Herald)external-link

London Scottish have added to their squad for 2015/16 with the capture of 26-year-old former Scotland age-grade cap Neale Patrick from English Championship rivals Plymouth Albion. (The Herald)external-link

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie has added another new tournament to the fixture list, with the Scottish Par 3 Championship will be held at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre on the outskirts of Aberdeen over 36 holes on 13-14 June and involving a field of around 40 professionals and amateurs.(The Scotsman)external-link

Braehead Clan insist they did everything they could in their failed bid to lure star man Leigh Salters back for next season after the 26-year-old Canadian signed for Elite League rivals Cardiff Devils. (The Herald)external-link

Dan Travers, the former Scottish badminton player and national coach, has been appointed president of Badminton Scotland.(The Herald)external-link

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