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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers hope to sign Clint Hill, the 37-year-old defender freed by Queens Park Rangers, on a one-year contract.(The Sun)

Walsall manager Jon Whitney is resigned to the possibility of losing 23-year-old striker Tom Bradshaw to Rangers. (The Herald)

Hibernian striker Jason Cummings, the 20-year-old who is entering the final year of his contract, is a transfer target for Turkish club Trabzonspor.(The Sun)

Hearts left-back Juwon Oshaniwa, the 25-year-old Nigeria international who had a difficult first season in Scotland, claims that Turkey Super Lig clubs Antalyaspor and Kayserisporhave have contacted his agent with a view to securing his signature. (The Scotsman)

Hearts have completed the signings of Irish striker Conor Sammon, who was released by Derby County, and Belgian-born full-back Faycal Rherras, who has left Sint-Truiden in his homeland.(Edinburgh Evening News)

Clint Hill celebrates with QPR
Clint Hill is being linked with Rangers after being freed by QPR

Aberdeen look likely to miss out on signing target Harry Smith after the 21-year-old Folkestone Invicta striker agreed to join Millwall for pre-season training. (Daily Record, print edition)

Northern Irish defender Danny Devine hopes to decide by Monday whether he is remaining with Inverness Caledonian Thistle after the Scottish Premiership club offered the 23-year-old a new contract. (Daily Record, print edition)

A £200,000 compensation fee has offered some comfort to Motherwell for the loss of 19-year-old defender Ben Hall to Brighton & Hove Albion, while experienced trio Scott McDonald, Keith Lasley and Stevie Hammell have moved closer to signing new contracts. (The Herald)

Serbian striker Stefan Scepovic, who has returned to Celtic after a season-long loan with relegated Spanish La Liga club Getafe, believes he is wanted by Sporting Gijon, who sold him to the Scottish champions two years ago. (Daily Record, print edition)

Freed Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has held signing talks with new Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle. (Daily Mail)

Hearts full-back Juwon Oshaniwa
Juwon Oshaniwa is quoted as saying he is wanted by two Turkish clubs

Celtic have lodged a second offer for 17-year-old Dunfermline Athletic striker PJ Crossan, with a Scottish Professional Football League compensation tribunal likely to decide a fee with the clubs far apart in their valuations. (The Sun, print edition)

Former Celtic striker Frank McGarvey says the Scottish champions showed disrespect to their supporters and the rest of Scottish football by appointing "cheap option" Ronny Deila as manager two years ago. (The Herald)

Celtic right-back Mikael Lustig hopes to play again at Euro 2016 after being told that the groin injury he picked up in Sweden's 1-1 draw with Republic of Ireland is not serious. (The Sun, print edition)

Scotland coach Stuart McCall is poised to start a second spell as Bradford City manager, with he and assistant Kenny Black to sign two-year contracts. (Daily Express, print edition)

Scotland head coach Gordon Strachan believes that Euro 2016 should be made an alcohol-free zone to prevent a repeat of fighting between England and Russia fans in Marseille at the weekend.(Daily Record)

Celtic striker Stefan Scepovic
Celtic's Stefan Scepovic is quoted as saying he thinks Sporting Gijon want him back

Glasgow City head coach Scott Booth believes that mismatches like Sunday's 26-0 Scottish Cup win over East Kilbride Girls damages the reputation of women's football as his club have also criticised the Scottish Women's Premier League for scheduling the League Cup final against Hibernian on a Wednesday. (The Herald, print edition)

Limerick's mayor has defended the Irish town after former Dundee United striker Jordan Moore described it as "full of gypsy horses" and the 22-year-old has apologised for the comments made in a Scottish newspaper.(The Journal)

OTHER GOSSIP

Catriona Matthew, who ended up in hospital in Brazil after being bitten by mosquitoes, has joined the growing chorus of concern over the threat of the Zika virus at this summer's Olympics, but the issue will not stop the Scottish golfer competing in Rio as her sport makes its return to the event after an absence of more than 100 years.(The Scotsman)

Catriona Matthew is excited by the unexpected opportunity to win a gold medal for Great Britain, but the 46-year-old admits that she would have probably turned down the chance if she planned to have more children due to the threat of the Zika virus. (The Herald)

Lynsey Sharp picked up her first 800m victory of the summer, while Eilidh Doyle finished second in the 400m hurdles, in Luzern. (The Herald, print edition)

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