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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

The merger of the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League is under threat as SFL accountants raise concerns over due diligence. (Various)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has accused Victor Wanyama's agent of being 'economical with the truth'. (Various)

And Lennon has insisted new signings Virgil van Dijk and Amido Balde will give his side a physical edge. (Daily Express)

Hearts goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald has said that 'threats and mind games' were the norm at the club under Vladimir Romanov. (Various)

The Foundation of Hearts has insisted that its group is the only one trying to buy the club with a declared income source. (Scotsman)

Hibs manager Pat Fenlon is confident of adding two new faces to his squad over the weekend. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston insists he will not bow to pressure from fans seeking his resignation. (Various)

Inverness signing Marley Watkins thinks his move to the Highlands will bring him closer to winning caps for Wales. (Sun)

Dundee have agreed a deal with a US-led consortium, who will take over the club in the next 24 hours. (Various)

The anonymous bidders seeking to buy Dunfermline have refused a formal request to reveal their identity. (Scotsman)

Former Rangers director Dave King is suing South African golfer Gary Player over a $1m loan. (Scotsman)

Ex-Rangers striker Francisco Sandaza has joined Romanians FC Petrolul Ploesti on trial, but may not be able to sign for them due to a dispute with the Ibrox club. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Force India have revealed they will not stand in driver Paul Di Resta's way if a bigger team show interest in him. (Scotsman)

Colin Fleming thanked Wimbledon medical staff for keeping his men's doubles hopes alive. (Herald)

Boxer Ricky Burn insists plans to box in America will take his focus off his fourth title defence against Mexico's Raymundo Beltran (Various)