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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Celtic defender Gary Caldwell, now manager at English League One outfit Wigan Athletic, could dash Celtic's hopes of signing Dundee United's Nadir Ciftci.

Wigan and United have agreed a £1m deal - 24 hours after Celtic's bid was rejected.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Manchester United youngster Saidy Janko is poised to become Celtic's second summer signing after the Swiss held successful talks over a move to Glasgow.

Full story: Daily Record

Manchester United's Saidy Janko
Celtic's second summer signing? Manchester United's Saidy Janko is in talks over a move to Glasgow

Gary Locke is tipping striker Kris Boyd to silence his critics by hitting the goal trail for Kilmarnock following his move from Rangers. (Various)

Richard Foster, who has joined Ross County from Rangers, says he found out he was leaving Ibrox after reading comments by chairman Dave King in the newspapers.

Full story: Daily Record

Aberdeen can defy the odds and reach the group stage of the Europa League, according to Dons winger Niall McGinn. (Various)

Hearts midfielder Morgaro Gomis insists the Premiership new boys are not feeling any added pressure with their target to finish in the top six next season.

Full story: Daily Record

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, now in charge of Bolton, is being linked with the managerial vacancy at Leicester City following Nigel Pearson's sacking.

Full story: Daily Record

Former Aberdeen boss Craig Brown will celebrate his 75th birthday in Macedonia as the Dons get their Europa League qualification campaign under way.

And Brown hopes to see Aberdeen in the Champions League.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Kingsley and Partick Thistle striker Kris Doolan
Partick Thistle need to adopt the attitude and swagger of Kingsley, according to Kris Doolan

Rangers are to make an offer to former Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, who has trained at Murray Park this week.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Partick Thistle's Kris Doolan wants the Premiership outfit to emulate their new club mascot Kingsley and show more attitude and swagger. (Various)

Celtic target and Genk striker Jelle Vossen is holding talks with Burnley over a £3m switch. Meanwhile, former Celtic forward John Guidetti is poised to join Sevilla.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Celtic assistant boss John Collins says they are keen to bolster their attacking options by signing a new striker before the new campaign. (Various)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright insists he will not use the early start to the season as an excuse, should they lose to Armenian side Alashkert in Europa League qualifying.

Wright, who will take his squad on a 3,000-mile outward journey, said: "I think it's weak and it's weak people who use that as an excuse."

Full story: The Scotsman

OTHER GOSSIP

Colin Montgomerie has one remaining chance to secure a place at this year's Open golf at St Andrews after missing out by four strokes in qualifying at Woburn. (Various)

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