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Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley could be forced to rip up his controversial commercial contracts with Rangers as a result of Newcastle United's relegation from the top flight of English football as the Football League is to investigate the full extent of his shareholding at the Ibrox club to discover if he is in breach of a raft of their strict regulations over association and dual interests. (Daily Record)

Bristol City, Hibernian and Kilmarnock are considering moves for Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell, who has been back-up this season to Wes Foderingham. (The Sun, print edition)

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark is expecting summer bids for in-form goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald. (Evening Times)

Dundee have made a move to sign right-back Ziggy Gordon, who is to leave Hamilton Academical this summer, as a replacement for Paul McGinn, who has been linked with Celtic and English clubs. (Evening Telegraph)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright hopes to sign Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton following the Tannadice club's relegation. (The Courier)

Hamilton Accies right-back Ziggy Gordon
Dundee have reportedly approached Hamilton Accies right-back Ziggy Gordon

Jayden Stockley, the 23-year-old Bournemouth striker who has agreed a two-year contract with Aberdeen, says Steve Lovell, his former Cherries team-mate and who played for the Dons, sold him on a move to Pittodrie. (Daily Express, print edition)

On-loan striker Anthony Stokes hopes to help Hibernian beat Rangers in the Scottish Cup final, win the Edinburgh club promotion via the play-offs but then return to Celtic and win back his starting place with the Scottish champions. (The Scotsman)

Everton have made Southampton's Ronald Koeman their number one target to replace sacked manager Roberto Martinez and not former Toffees boss David Moyes, who has also been linked with Celtic. (Daily Telegraph)

Celtic expect to appoint a new manager within the next two weeks, chief executive Peter Lawwell has revealed. (The Herald)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has rounded on those who claim he wields so much power at the club that he is the de facto director of football and baulked at the perception that he foisted players on manager Ronny Deila. (The Scotsman)

Ronny Deila was left exhausted by life as Celtic's manager and ended up a near recluse while he struggled to cope with his "loss of freedom" and overbearing fame. (The Herald)

Celtic central defender Dedryck Boyata has been named in Belgium's Euro 2016 finals squad despite picking up a hamstring injury during his club's Scottish Cup semi-final defeat by Rangers. (The Scotsman, print edition)

Sweden have named Celtic's Mikael Lustig as the only right-back in their Euro 2016 finals squad. (The Sun, print edition)

Scotland coach Gordon Strachan has admitted that Barrie McKay's outstanding individual performance in the Scottish Cup semi-final win over Celtic last month effectively earned the Rangers winger his first call-up to the national squad along with left-back Lee Wallace. (The Herald)

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes has been named in Republic of Ireland's 35-man provisional squad for the Euro 2016 finals, but there is no place for Celtic striker Anthony Stokes, who is on loan with Hibernian. (The Scotsman, print edition)

Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton
Dundee United midfielder Paul Paton is wanted by St Johnstone

Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne has warned that failure to deliver a proposed new £40m stadium and training complex by the start of the 2019-20 season would place the Scottish Premiership club in "a very difficult situation" as there is no Plan B. (The Herald)

Aberdeen FC in a new stadium could deliver a £20m annual boost to the region, according to a report by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, which examined the economic impact of the club on the area. (Press and Journal)

Dundee United have been forced to unveil their new kit at a different venue after learning of another fans' protest following their relegation from the Scottish Premiership. (Daily Record)

David Amoo has signed a new contract with Partick Thistle and manager Alan Archibald has urged other out-of-contract players to follow the midfielder's lead. (The Herald)

Colin Nish has been sacked as manager of Cowdenbeath after their relegation from Scottish League One. (The Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Stephanie Inglis, who won a judo silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, is in a coma after suffering brain injuries in motorbike crash in Vietnam. (Daily Record)

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