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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

St Mirren goalkeeper Craig Samson has turned down the chance of joining Motherwell and playing in the Europa League in favour of signing for Kilmarnock. (Daily Express)

Celtic winger Paddy McCourt will leave the club after the Scottish Cup final against Hibernian, as he has options in England, continental Europe and the USA. (Daily Express)

Rangers' interim chief executive Craig Mather says manager Ally McCoist "plays a big part in Rangers' future" as he tries to secure his signing targets for next season. (Various)

Blue Pitch Holdings want Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray to be ousted from the board and for Greenock businessman James Easdale and Chris Morgan to have seats on it. (Daily Record)

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon reckons he will have no problem selling what the club has to offer to his signing targets. (Daily Record)

Sheffield United will approach Motherwell boss Stuart McCall about becoming their manager next season. (The Sun, Daily Record)

Striker Leigh Griffiths dreams of walking round the pitch at Hampden with his three children after helping his team beat Celtic in the Scottish Cup final. (The Sun)

Hearts centre-half Andy Webster, out of contract this summer, admits he does not know if he will be at Tynecastle next season. (The Sun)

The father of Manchester United manager-in-waiting David Moyes, also called David, says he is really proud that his son "has grown into a great citizen". (Daily Record)

Now that he has made 100 appearances for Celtic, striker Anthony Stokes hopes to stay at the club long enough to score 100 goals. (The Scotsman)

Scottish Football League chairmen will meet on Friday to discuss the revised proposals by the Scottish Premier League to revamp Scottish football. (The Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray says he would be "very surprised" if he is fit enough to play in the forthcoming French Open after retiring with a back injury at the Italian Open. (Various)