Scottish Gossip: Kris Commons, Stevie May, Barrie McKay, Aberdeen, Motherwell

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Aberdeen will attempt to hijack Hibernian's efforts to re-sign Celtic's Kris Commons if the Dons lose winger Jonny Hayes to Cardiff City. (Scottish Sun)

Stevie May's potential move to Aberdeen could be helped if the striker's current club Preston sign free agent Robbie Keane, which would make the services of May less essential at Deepdale. (Daily Express)

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee - who once played for German side Hamburg - has urged Rangers winger Barrie McKay to jump at the chance of a move to Leipzig, should he receive an offer. (Daily Mail)

It is thought Rangers manager Mark Warburton will reluctantly sanction the sale of McKay if it allows him funds to rebuild his first team. (Daily Record)

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee believes he'll face a fight from other Scottish Premiership clubs vying for Rangers winger Michael O'Halloran. (Various)

Rangers winger Michael O'Halloran
Rangers' Michael O'Halloran: a player in demand, says Mark McGhee

Since Hibernian won the Scottish Cup last season - ending a 114-year wait for the trophy - every day has been a special celebration of the Edinburgh club's achievement, according to Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster. (Daily Record)

Midfielder Emerson Hyndman is relishing the prospect of making his Rangers debut following his loan move from Bournemouth - and purge the memory of featuring in the Cherries' FA Cup defeat by Millwall. (Various)

Hearts' new signing Aaron Hughes is looking forward to playing for head coach Ian Cathro, whom he describes as "a strong character, very focused and very motivated". (Daily Record)

In-form Kilmarnock striker Souleymane Coulibaly is the trickiest player in Scotland, according to Hamilton captain Michael Devlin. (Various)

Hearts defender John Souttar is poised to sign a new contract at Tynecastle. The 20-year-old has been linked with Aston Villa and Derby County. (Scottish Sun)

Albion Rovers midfielder and Celtic fan Gary Fisher can't wait for Sunday's Scottish Cup tie and hopes his son Rocco, 4, enjoys the day as a mascot - but doesn't start singing songs for the opposition. (The Herald)

Ex-St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour is talking "nonsense" to suggest Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell is running Scottish football, says former Celtic striker Chris Sutton. (Daily Record)

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