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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Cardiff City have made an improved offer for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama after a previous bid of £10m was rejected.

No external applications will be invited for the Scottish Professional Football League chief executive role, with an announcement expected next week about whether Neil Doncaster or David Longmuir has been successful.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

But Doncaster may be out of the running if England's Football League appoint him as their new chief executive.

Full story: Daily Mail

Rangers have reduced their wage bill by £2m by cancelling the contracts of defenders Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian, both of whom were sent out on loan last season.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

West Brom plan to discuss an improved contract with their Scottish head coach Steve Clarke after the 49-year-old led the club to an eighth-placed finish in the Premier League during his first season in charge.

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New Hibernian signing Owain Tudur Jones hopes rivals Hearts, who are in administration, are still in the top flight next season as he feels the league needs the Edinburgh derbies.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Hearts have sold half of the 3,000 season tickets they need to ship in order to keep the club afloat until the start of the new season.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Celtic captain Scott Brown admits he was worried manager Neil Lennon would be prised from the club this summer.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Kris Boyd, who spent the end of last season at Kilmarnock, is a target for Dundee United.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Albion Rovers are considering switching their Scottish Challenge Cup home tie against Rangers to Airdrieonians' Excelsior Stadium.

Full story: Herald external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray, who is through to the fourth round at Wimbledon, admits there is "a lot more pressure" on him to win the event following the early departures of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Full story: Heraldexternal-link

Former Formula 1 driver Allan McNish has urged Red Bull to consider signing up fellow Scot Paul Di Resta for next season after the Force India driver finished fourth in Friday practice at the British Grand Prix. Red Bull's Mark Webber is quitting F1 at the end of the current campaign.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

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