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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

West Ham and Burnley have £10m bids accepted for Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass. (Sky Sports)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers warns Chelsea to keep their hands off Craig Gordon. He is on a shortlist of three to replace Asmir Begovic if he heads to Bournemouth in a £10m move. "His contract is up at the end of the season but the club have an option. It's not something we would even consider," says Rodgers. (Daily Express)

Rangers are reported to be in advanced talks over a loan move for West Ham's 18-year-old defender Reece Oxford, who in July 2015 became the youngest player to appear in West Ham's first team when he faced Andorran side Lusitans in the Europa League at the age of 16. (Evening Express)

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon
Craig Gordon has made 34 appearances for Celtic already this season

Ryan Christie, 21, reveals the opinion of Brendan Rodgers and enthusiasm of Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes convinced him that a loan move to Pittodrie was the right option. (Evening Express)

Christie has apologised to supporters for posting insulting messages about the Dons on social media five years ago. (Press and Journal)

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark promises to unearth more great deals for the Ayrshire club after he turned Souleymane Coulibaly, a player who had just been dumped by Peterborough, into "a million pound man" within six months. (Daily Record)

Newcastle and Crystal Palace are weighing up making an offer for Everton's 26-year-old midfielder James McCarthy. The former Hamilton player has fallen out of favour at Goodison this season. (Daily Mail)

Former Rangers midfielder Bobby Russell reckons too many of the current side are living on borrowed time. He says the younger players must step up and do the leg work for older players such as Clint Hill and Kenny Miller. (Daily Record)

Injured Hearts defender Callum Paterson could join Ipswich as part of a deal which would see Christophe Berra, 31, return to Tynecastle. Paterson faces 10 months out with a cruciate ligament injury. (Sun)

Aberdeen's loan signing Ryan Christie
Ryan Christie will be hoping for a run of games in the first team while on loan at Aberdeen

Derek Ferguson, the former Rangers and Hearts midfielder and now BBC Scotland football pundit, wonders why talented winger Barrie McKay would want to leave Ibrox when he is playing for a manager who rates him highly and who has improved his performances. (Sun)

Queen's Park manager Gus MacPherson has taken aim at the Scottish Football Association's approach to referee development, describing the department as arrogant and their relationship with managers as non-existent. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

The RBS Six Nations Championship could be restructured for the first time in 14 years after the English clubs called for the tournament to be shortened from seven weeks to five. (Times)

Scotland coach Vern Cotter believes international rugby's residency rule should be increased from three years to five. Scottish Rugby wants to maintain the status quo. (Scotsman)

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