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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan says there is a release clause in Owen Coyle's contract to let his manager leave should Celtic make an approach, the Scots-born coach having been linked with the Republic of Ireland job should Giovanni Trapattoni be sacked.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Celtic plan to make another offer for Peterborough United forward Lee Tomlin after having three bids rejected for the 24-year-old in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Newcastle United are set to move for Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason when the transfer window reopens in January, the 24-year-old Iceland international having been the subject of a failed bid from Celtic this summer.

Full story: The Journal

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor received death threats from One Direction fans after injuring singer Louis Tomlinson during a charity football match at Celtic Park.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Scotland full-back Phil Bardsley is poised to join Ipswich Town on loan after the 28-year-old was suspended by Sunderland for mocking his side's season-opening defeat by Fulham on a social media site while injured.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Former Scotland forward Kevin Gallacher has urged Jordan Rhodes not to quit international football after national manager Gordon Strachan said the Blackburn Rovers goalscorer does not fit into his lone-striker system.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Macedonia, Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee says it is time the national team showed a more nasty streak.

Full story: The Herald

Hibernian captain James McPake will tonight attempt to play his first 90 minutes in two months as the defender looks to play in an under-20s game and shake off rumours that a back injury will end his career.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

World champion Ricky Burns' manager, Alex Morrison, is convinced the Scot will fight again despite breaking his jaw against Raymundo Beltran and says the boxer is keen on a rematch with the Mexican following their WBO lightweight title draw.

Full story: The Scotsman

The British Boxing Board of Control will consider investigating the WBO world lightweight bout between Ricky Burns and Raymundo Beltran, in which the Scot controversially kept the title following a draw.

Full story: Daily Express