Scottish Gossip: Arsenal after Celtic duo

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Celtic are to hand Brendan Rodgers a £15m transfer boost as they aim to make a Champions League group return. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to make a summer bid for Celtic duo Kieran Tierney and Moussa Dembele. (Daily Record)external-link

Michael O'Halloran is set for showdown talk with Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha after failing to turn up for an under-20s match. (Daily Record)external-link

Scotland defender Charlie Mulgrew is set to win his fitness battle in order to be fit for Scotland's World Cup qualifier with England in June. (Sun)external-link

Aberdeen's plans to build a new stadium and training ground could be halted because experts say 42 different species of birds could be disturbed by construction work. (Evening Express)external-link

Partick Thistle can take on the Old Firm for the best kids in Glasgow says managing director Ian Maxwell as the club announce plans for a new training complex. (Herald)external-link

Kieran Tierney and Moussa Dembele
Kieran Tierney and Moussa Dembele could be targets of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Former Rangers defender Arthur Numan says finishing second would be meaningless for the Ibrox, saying his old team must focus on lifting silverware in the Scottish Cup. (Daily Record)external-link

Newly appointed coach Jonatan Johansson admits the chance to return to Rangers was too good to turn down. (Scotsman)external-link

Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine targets ending a 26-year Ibrox jinx against Rangers after Sunday's 3-0 defeat at Pittodrie. (Sun)external-link

Inverness Caley Thistle boss Richie Foran's position is under scrutiny by club directors, with a decision expected in the next 48 hours. (Sun)external-link

Manager Tommy Wright says Danny Swanson and Richard Foster, who were fined for coming to blows against Hamilton earlier this month, will "feel guilty and want to repay their team-mates" as they return from suspension. (Sun)external-link

Hearts head coach Ian Cathro says defender Tasos Avlonitis has been taken out of the firing line after being overplayed in the opening months of his Tynecastle career. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray let a ball boy play for him after he returned from a month out to lose to Roger Federer in a charity match. (Sun)external-link

Retiring Kelly Brown will make great coach, says Glasgow and Scotland defence coach Matt Taylor. (Scotsman)external-link

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