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Nigel Pearson is being considered as Celtic compile a list of potential managerial candidates but Aston Villa and Middlesbrough are also interested in the 53-year-old former Leicester City boss. (Daily Express)external-link

Rangers are leading the chase for Wycombe Wanderers striker Aaron Holloway. The 23-year-old, on loan at Oldham, will be a free agent in the summer. (Daily Record)external-link

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson flew to the United States on Monday to hold talks with a potential new investor, who could buy his controlling stake. (Daily Record)external-link

Dundee could lose top scorer Kane Hemmings for a knock-down £250,000 due to a buy-out clause in the striker's contract, with Derby, Bolton and Barnsley among the clubs interested in the 25-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Organisers of the International Champions Cup, who stage glamour friendlies, say Celtic and Rangers could meet at a sold-out Wembley within the next few years. (Daily Record)external-link

Hearts full-back Callum Paterson could be approached by South Africa for a call-up to their Olympic squad since the 21-year-old qualifies through his grandfather. (Sun)external-link

Motherwell are to offer a one-year contract extension to long-serving full-back Stevie Hammell, with new deals also in the pipeline for Stephen McManus and Keith Lasley. (Daily Express)

Dundee striker Kane Hemmings
Kane Hemmings has scored 25 goals for Dundee this season

Dundee have opened contract talks with Greg Stewart, who has a year to run on his deal, in a bid to fend off interest from Rangers, Leeds and Rotherham. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen defender Andy Considine insists the Pittodrie side will be Celtic's main rivals for the title next season, vowing to put Rangers "in their place". (Various)

Celtic face a crisis in central defence with Charlie Mulgrew joining Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata on the champions' injured list. (Sun)

Inverness midfielder Ross Draper says Caley Thistle are paying the price for last season's success since reaching Europa League qualifying meant they had just two weeks off in the summer. (The National)

Former Rangers striker Colin Stein is challenging Ibrox chairman Dave King to keep his promise and splash the cash for transfers over the summer. (Various)

Managers Alan Stubbs and Stephen Aitken hit out at Peter Houston after the Falkirk boss doubted Dumbarton's attitude ahead of last night's 4-0 win for Hibs. (Daily Record)

Falkirk are interested in Sean McKirdy and Liam Henderson, with the teenagers set to be released by Hearts at the end of the season. (Scotsman)external-link

Dunfermline boss Allan Johnston says he signed a new two-year contract because he believes he can lead another promotion push in the Championship next season. (Scotsman)external-link

Scotland striker Steven Fletcher admits his loan spell at Marseille has been frustrating, with one goal in 15 appearances and the club not winning a league match since his arrival in January. (Sun)


Having recovered from an elbow injury in time for the last two matches of the Pro12 season, centre Matt Scott wants to leave Edinburgh on a high by helping the club finish in the top six. (Various)

Winger Tim Visser says players being given the freedom to express themselves is the reason for Scotland's revival under Vern Cotter. (Scotsman)

Jamie Murray, world number one in doubles, is backing plans for a proposed tennis and golf centre at Park of Keir, near his hometown of Dunblane. (The National)external-link

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