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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Twenty Scottish Football League clubs could face a bleak future if the 10 First Division sides break away to form the second tier of the Scottish Premier League.

Full story: Herald

Hearts are facing a £2.5m shortfall as they attempt to break even next season and will seek help from fans to plug the gap.

Full story: Scotsman

Meanwhile, the Tynecastle club's manager Gary Locke wants to bring in former Hearts team-mate David Weir as his assistant.

Full story: Sun

Aberdeen are in signing talks with out-of-contract striker John Sutton, who has featured for Motherwell and Hearts in recent years.

Full story: Daily Record

Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths would happily swap all his player of the year awards for a Scottish Cup winners' medal when his side take on Celtic on Sunday.

Full story: Sun

Honduran midfielder Arnold Parelta is close to joining Rangers for next season's Second Division campaign.

Full story: Herald

And the Ibrox side have opened talks with free agent Chris Humphrey, who has spent the last four years with Motherwell.

Full story: Daily Express

Former Celtic striker Pierre van Hooijdonk says Rangers "spent too much" during his time in Glasgow and has equated such actions with doping in cycling.

Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Olympic bronze-winning medallist Beth Tweddle has hinted she may feature at next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Full story: Herald