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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scotland defender Danny Wilson, who is still technically on loan from Liverpool, is reconsidering his decision to sign a pre-contract agreement with Hearts now that the club have revealed they are close to going out of business.

Full story: The Sun

Danny Wilson could quit Hearts for free after they failed to register the contract agreed with the Scotland defender, who had been on loan from Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Express

Former Hearts chairman George Foulkes fears the financial future of the Tynecastle club is as bleak as it has ever been after they put all their players up for sale in an attempt to avoid liquidation.

Full story: The Sun

Hibernian chairman Rod Petrie says city rivals Hearts' financial meltdown is entirely the fault of Tynecastle directors.

Full story: Daily Record

Kieran Prior, the former Goldman Sachs trader with one of the highest IQs in the world, has bought 1.2% of Rangers shares and plans to increase that further to ensure good governance of the Ibrox club.

Full story: Daily Record

Irn-Bru, which has been sponsoring the Scottish Football League since 2007, is hoping to strike a deal to sponsor the newly-formed Scottish Professional Football League.

Full story: Daily Record

Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster has refused to declare himself a candidate for the same role with the new Scottish Professional Football League, which will come into being for next season.

Full story: The Herald

Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster has refuted claims that the formation of a new Scottish Professional Football League has come in the form of an aggressive takeover rather than a harmonious merger with the Scottish Football League.

Full story: The Scotsman

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan yesterday chaired a meeting to consider 16 applications for a new Lowland League that will form the base of a new pyramid system into the senior leagues to be up and running next season.

Full story: The Herald

Dundee United and Partick Thistle have reached a compensation agreement that ends a dispute over Jackie McNamara's move to Tannadice as manager in January.

Full story: The Herald

Local firm Hamilton Tarmac have ended their sponsorship of Kilmarnock in protest at chairman Michael Johnston's sacking of manager Kenny Shiels and says many other firms could do likewise.

Full story: The Sun

Former Kilmarnock striker Jim McIntyre, who was manager of Dunfermline Athletic, wants to succeed Kenny Shiels as team boss at Rugby Park.

Full story: Daily Express

Novelist Irvine Welsh - famously a Hibernian fan but who once lived in Dunfermline - has given his backing to Pars United's "BuyThePars" campaign to take over the administration-hit football club.

Full story: The Scotsman

A deadline of Tuesday has been set for bids to buy Dunfermline Athletic, with fans' group Pars United and a mystery second party interested in the club now in administration.

Full story: Daily Record

Aberdeen look likely to beat Scottish Premier League rivals to sign former Rangers winger Gregg Wylde, who has been released after a disappointing 18 months with Bolton Wanderers.

Full story: Daily Record

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have made their eighth summer signing by securing 18-year-old Irish defender Joe Gorman, who has been with Crewe Alexandra.

Full story: Highland News

Former Scotland Under-21 striker Calum Elliot has apologised to Livingston for reneging on a pre-contract agreement and instead sign for Division One rivals Raith Rovers.

Full story: The Scotsman

Queen of the South goalkeeper Lee Robinson is to join Swedish club Ostersunds after helping the Dumfries outfit win the Division Two title.

Full story: The Scotsman

Midfielder Gary Deegan is looking to return to English football after being told he will not be retained by Hibernian.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark ­Dodson is closing in on a new Edinburgh head coach while the national squad are in South Africa, meeting a handful of southern hemisphere coaches, with his chief target believed to be former Springboks assistant Alan Solomons, presently of Southern Kings.

Full story: The Scotsman