Scottish Gossip: Mark Warburton, Joey Barton, Celtic, Aberdeen

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers deny claims contract talks with Mark Warburton have collapsed and the manager, 12 months into a three-year deal, will be in charge next season. (Sun)

The arrival of Joey Barton at Rangers will bring out the best in Celtic skipper Scott Brown, says former Hoops star Frank McAvennie. (Sun)

Rangers signing Joey Barton says the pressure is all on defending Premiership champions Celtic and points out that their new boss Brendan Rodgers has never won a trophy. (Various)

Celtic could net a £1m summer windfall with their former midfielder Victor Wanyama in talks regarding a move to Tottenham from Southampton. (Herald)

Aberdeen are lining up a move for 28-year-old Cardiff City goalkeeper Joe Lewis. (Daily Record)

Striker Michael Coulson expects to be rejuvenated by his switch from York City to St Johnstone, admitting he was in a rut at the relegated League Two side. (Sun)

Queen's Park Rangers are the latest team to confirm their interest in released Celtic striker Anthony Stokes. (Daily Express)

Reports in Honduras say Celtic left-back Emilio Izaguirre has agreed a return to former club Motagua. (Various)

Manchester City's Belgian defender Jason Denayer says his loan spell at Celtic in season 2014-15 was "too easy". (Various)

Former Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon says Neil Lennon is perfectly suited to coping with the pressure and weight of expectation at Easter Road. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray is delighted to be reunited with former coach Ivan Lendl after a 27-month break and reveals that the deal to work together again was agreed over the phone on Thursday. (Various)

Swimmer Stephen Milne gave his Rio hopes a huge boost with victory in the 1500m freestyle at the Mare Nostrum meeting in Barcelona yesterday. (Various)

Coach John Dalziel insists Scotland can bounce back from a 44-0 trouncing against England at the Under-20 World Championship for Wednesday's group game with Italy. (Scotsman)

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