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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to sign £3.5m England Under-21 defender Joe Gomez on loan from Liverpool. (The Sun, print edition)

Brazilian club Coritiba insist they will not pull out of their move for Celtic striker Colin Kazim-Richards despite sacking director of football Valdir Barbosa and expect the 29-year-old to arrive next week. (The Sun, print edition)

Hibernian are considering a shock move for Scotland Under-17 boss Scot Gemmill as their new manager, while former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is also keen on the job. (Daily Express, print edition)

Rotherham United only confirmed the appointment of Alan Stubbs as their new manager after he and assistant John Doolan were forced to resign at Hibernian, with the Scottish Championship club refusing to accept the English club's compensation offer. (The National)

Alan Stubbs, who has been announced as Rotherham United manager, has told Hibernian fans that the squad he has left will win promotion to the Scottish top flight next season. (The Sun, print edition)

Joe Gomez and Brendan Rodgers
Joe Gomez was signed for Liverpool by Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan has given under-fire Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie his backing following calls for the Easter Road chief to be stripped of his SFA role following his reaction to the violent scenes at last month's Scottish Cup final with Rangers. (The Scotsman)

Scottish grassroots football could lose up to £4m per year in Scottish Government financial support if professional football clubs do not deliver a "transparent and robust scheme to prevent unacceptable conduct" by fans following a warned from justice secretary Michael Mathieson. (The Herald)

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan insists the Scottish Football Association has nothing to fear over its handling of Rangers' licence to play European football in season 2011/12 despite a group of Celtic shareholders having demanded answers on why the Ibrox outfit was allowed to compete in the Uefa Champions League that season despite having an outstanding tax payment owed. (The National)

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has targeted a clean sweep of victories of promoted Rangers in the Scottish Premiership next season. (The Herald)

Hearts are on the brink of beating Aberdeen to the signing of former Kilmarnock striker Connor Sammon after the 29-year-old was released by Derby County. (The Sun, print edition)

Kilmarnock midfielder Craig Slater has all the attributes necessary to become a key player for Aberdeen, according to his former manager, Kenny Shiels, as the Dons close in on signing the 22-year-old who has decided to leave Rugby Park but who would command a compensation fee. (Press and Journal)

New Dundee signing Yordi Teijsse has revealed that clubs in his Netherlands homeland were unwilling to sign him, despite the striker's 31 goals last season with Quick Boys, because he was an amateur. (The Courier)

Motherwell groundsman Paul Matthew has criticised the Scottish Professional Football League because he believes an earlier start to the season due to the new League Cup group format will endanger many of the country's pitches. (The Herald)

Connor Sammon in action for Derby County
Connor Sammon is being linked with Hearts and Aberdeen after leaving Derby County

Motherwell defender Stephen McManus has ended speculation about his future after the 33-year-old agreed a new two-year contract. (Daily Express, print edition)

Scotland assistant Mark McGhee thinks World Cup qualifying group rivals England will prove more formidable opponents than Italy, who dominated Gordon Strachan's side in Sunday's 1-0 victory in Malta. (The Herald)

Malta head coach Pietro Ghedin believes his side can compete with Scotland in the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers after they improved on last week's 6-0 hammering by Czech Republic with a 2-1 defeat by Austria. (Daily Express, print edition)

Republic of Ireland assistant Roy Keane says Glasgow-born winger Aiden McGeady, who was frozen out by Everton and then dropped while on on loan to Sheffield Wednesday, must raise his game if he wants to play a part in the Euro 2016 opener against Sweden. (Daily Record)

Glasgow-born Everton midfielder James McCarthy is struggling to be fit for Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 opener against Sweden because of a thigh injury. (Belfast Telegraph)

Former Falkirk and St Johnstone manager Owen Coyle, who left his job as Houston Dynamo coach last week, is close to being confirmed as Blackburn Rovers' new boss.(Daily Mail)

Scotland Under-21 left-back Callum McFadzean is interesting Scottish Premiership clubs, including Partick Thistle, after being released by Sheffield United. (The Sun, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

USA presidential candidate Donald Trump looks set to be snubbed by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and Prime Minister David Cameron and greeted by protests when he visits Scotland at the end of the month for the official grand re-opening of Trump Turnberry, the golf course he bought in April 2014, with former SNP leader Alex Salmond describing him as "thoroughly bad news". (The National)

Eilidh Doyle will not defend her European 400m title next month as she is concentrating on the Olympics in Rio. (The National)

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