Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Aberdeen, Motherwell, Hearts

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers are close to completing a deal for Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter, with the midfielder knocking back a contract at Anfield. (Daily Record)

Departing Celtic manager Ronny Deila says Aberdeen can go on to win the title under Derek McInnes if the Dons continue to build as he did when steering Norwegian underdogs Stromsgodset to success. (Daily Record)

Deila insists that a link with Danish side Brondby is just "a rumour", saying he doesn't know what he will do next. (Herald)

Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney will not play again this season after aggravating a thigh injury on his return from a 10-week lay-off last weekend, with his outside chance of making Ireland's Euro 2016 squad disappearing. (Various)

Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack is determined to delay the Celtic title party in Glasgow tomorrow, with the visitors needing a win to put the celebrations on hold. (Various)

Motherwell have vowed to ban any supporters who ignore a warning not to go onto the pitch at full-time today, with the club facing disciplinary action if there is another repeat of last season's invasion, which has been a final-day tradition at Fir Park for some time. (Daily Express)

Laura Conway has joined Dundee United as an associate director in a push for new investment. (Various)

Scott Fox has agreed a new deal at Ross County
Scott Fox has agreed a new deal at Ross County, say the Daily Express

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee says the contracts the club offers the likes of Stevie Hammell, Stephen McManus, Scott McDonald and Keith Lasley will be determined by the money earned for their final league placing. (Various)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson says there are "three or four" positions he would like to strengthen and has already opened talks with signing targets. (The National)

Ross County goalkeeper Scott Fox has added another year to his contract, keeping him at the Dingwall club until the summer of 2018. (Daily Express)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has set his sights on halting Celtic's title-winning sequence as quickly as possible. (Various)

Hibs head coach Alan Stubbs denies he is feeling the strain ahead of this afternoon's play-off second leg at home to Raith Rovers, laughing off remarks suggesting he is from rival boss Ray McKinnon. (Various)

Raith Rovers midfielder Scott Robertson, who tasted play-off defeat two seasons running with Hibs, says Easter Road fans are so desperate to return to the top flight that it maybe translates as tension for the players. (Various)

Scotland striker Steven Fletcher wants to make his loan switch to Marseilles permanent, despite scoring just twice in 15 appearances for the French club. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend says picking his team for today's top-two clash away to Connacht was his "toughest job of the season". (Various)

Edinburgh boss Alan Solomons insists he had no choice other than to leave out John Hardie for today's must-win match at home to Cardiff Blues, saying the Scotland flanker is exhausted after back-to-back seasons in two different hemispheres. (Daily Mail)

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