Scottish Gossip: Brendan Rodgers, Celtic, Mark Warburton, Rangers, Joey Barton

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Brendan Rodgers wants to make Sunderland striker Danny Graham one of his first signings for Celtic. (Daily Mail)

Mark Warburton is set to double his Rangers salary after thrashing out a new contract with chairman Dave King. (Daily Record)

Brendan Rodgers has told Charlie Mulgrew he wants him to stay at Celtic. (Scottish Sun)

Danny Graham controls the ball for Sunderland against Tottenham
Danny Graham went goalless in 12 games for Sunderland last season before notching seven in 18 on loan at Blackburn

Scottish football chiefs are looking at plans to make the Premiership play-off final a one-off showdown. (Daily Record)

Joey Barton has begun the mind games ahead of next season by insisting all the pressure is on Brendan Rodgers and Celtic to deliver a sixth consecutive Premiership title. (Various)

Anthony Stokes is adamant he can return to Celtic and be a star under Brendan Rodgers. (Various)

Joey Barton has dismissed his previous declarations of support for Celtic and pledged that no Rangers fan will have any cause to doubt his commitment to the Ibrox club. (Various)

Mark McGhee has warned Scotland's makeshift squad to give their all against Italy and France or risk embarrassment. (Various)

Scottish football could be gripped with derby fever in Glasgow and Dundee at the start of next season after details of the seedings for the League Cup were issued. (Daily Record, print edition)

Lewis Stevenson insists Hibs can go from strength to strength after finally shedding the baggage of their Scottish Cup hoodoo. (Various)

Former Dundee United, Hibs, Celtic and Hearts striker Darren Jackson
Darren Jackson has been out of the game since losing his job with Dundee United in September

Raith boss Gary Locke has lavished praise on Darren Jackson after appointing the former Dundee United first-team coach as his assistant at Stark's Park. (Various)

Hearts coach Robbie Neilson does not expect to have his squad finalised when pre-season training starts on 15 June. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Nicky Clark is set for a summer switch to Barnsley after being freed by Rangers. (Daily Record, print edition)

Dunfermline boss Allan Johnstone says he wants to sign at least two new strikers this summer and has not given up on keeping Faissal El Bakhtaoui. (Dunfermline Press, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

The head of Scottish Golf, Eleanor Cannon, has urged Royal Troon to fast-track their vote to admit women members before they host The Open in July. (Daily Record, print edition)

Scottish Golf could be set to follow the R&A's lead by refusing to take events to Muirfield as long as it remains a men-only club. (Scotsman)

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