Scottish Gossip: Andrew Robertson, Hull City, Celtic, Kolo Toure, Keith Lasley

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hull City have rejected a £7m bid by West Ham United for their left-back Andrew Robertson. His former club, Dundee United, are in line for 10% of the Scotland international's sell-on fee. (Daily Express)

Celtic defender Kolo Toure has remained in Glasgow rather than travel to Dublin to play Barcelona in the International Champions Cup so that he can prove his fitness for Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Astana. (Various)

The Kazakhstan side's former manager Vladimir Fomichev, meanwhile, thinks Celtic were "only interested in martial arts and diving" in the 1-1 first-leg draw. (Daily Record)

Barca striker Luis Suarez, who worked under Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, says the current Celtic boss is "a special coach" and hopes he can guide the Scottish champions into the Champions League group stages. (Sun)

Andrew Robertson
Andrew Robertson has been a success at Hull since moving from Tannadice two years ago

Owain Fon Williams has described being part of the Wales squad at Euro 2016 as the best eight weeks of his life "certainly football-wise", but the goalkeeper is now looking forward to helping Inverness Caledonian Thistle play Arbroath in the Betfred Cup. (National/Daily Express)

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon hopes to secure the loan signing of Israel goalkeeper Ofir Marciano, 26, from Ashdod. (Daily Mail, Daily Express)

Motherwell midfielder Keith Lasley, at almost 37 and having played 420 times for the Steelmen, fears having to retire without ever having won a trophy. (Daily Mail)

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes is focusing purely on helping his team score an away goal against Maribor on Thursday - and is refusing to dwell on what could be an intimidating atmosphere at the Stadion Ljudski. (Various)

Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter credits Brendan Rodgers with developing him while he was manager at Liverpool, but he has praise too for his current boss, Mark Warburton, who he says encourages his players to play a passing game. (Daily Mail)

Former Celtic and Hearts striker Craig Beattie insists "all eyes" are on his club Edinburgh City as they prepare for their first season in League Two after winning promotion to the senior leagues through the play-offs. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Braehead Clan have signed 30-year-old Canadian defenceman Kyle Wharton from Japanese club Nikko Icebucks. (Daily Record)

Former WBC world lightweight champion Jim Watt
Former WBC world lightweight champion Jim Watt says he plans to spend some time in Spain during his retirement

Rio-bound Eilish McColgan admits she is not covering the same mileage in training as other 5000m runners - having overcome a string of injuries to qualify for the Great Britain Olympic team, she runs once a day and then exercises on a cross-trainer. (National)

Former WBC world lightweight champion Jim Watt, 68, has decided to retire after 35 years as a boxing commentator for ITV and Sky. (Scotsman)

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