Gossip column: King, McCoist, Bitton, Adam, Vuckic, Lawless

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dave King is asking Ally McCoist to do Rangers a favour and waive his right to compensation.

Read full story: Scottish Sun

However, McCoist has rejected the chance to reach a settlement over his contract.

Full story: Daily Record

Sunderland are set to make a £5m move for Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton once Dick Advocaat, who preserved Sunderland's top-flight status, clarifies his future at the club. (Various)

Former Rangers boss Ally McCoist
Rangers want Ally McCoist to waive his right to compensation

Aberdeen legend Jim Leighton has been sacked as goalkeeping coach at Pittodrie for the second time. (Various)

Hibs supporters should raise the roof in order to rattle Rangers in the second leg of their play-off, according to Easter Road boss Alan Stubbs. (Various)

Following Celtic's league title success in his first season, manager Ronny Deila will aim to secure a place in the group stage of the Champions League, according to former Celtic boss Neil Lennon.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Ajax will attempt to scupper Celtic's move for Dutch defender Mitchell Dijks - and secure his signature for half his £1m asking price.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Hearts, gearing up for their return to the top flight, are closing in on Queen of the South striker Gavin Reilly.

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton
In demand? Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton is being linked with a £5m move to Sunderland

Full story: Daily Record

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald fears midfielder Steven Lawless has a gambling addiction and needs support as well as punishment. (Various)

Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam believes his 65-yard wonder goal against Chelsea last month led to his recall to the Scotland squad for the double header against Qatar and the Republic of Ireland. (Various)

Rangers star Haris Vuckic, on loan from Newcastle until the summer, says he is "honoured" to be linked with a move to Olympiacos.

Full story: Daily Express

Charlie Adam celebrates his wonder goal against Chelsea
Charlie Adam believes his wonder goal led to a Scotland recall under Gordon Strachan

The Scottish Football Supporters' Association has expressed human rights concerns over next month's friendly against Qatar. (Various)

Rangers are "at a real crossroads in almost every sense" and face a "critical" decision on appointing the club's permanent manager, says interim chairman Paul Murray.

Full story: The Scotsman

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors will struggle to earn the respect in rugby they crave until they win silverware, according to centre Peter Horne. (Various)

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