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Manchester United want 17-year-old Dundee United attacking midfielder Ryan Gauld, who has been compared to Lionel Messi and is valued by his club at £5m.

Full story: Sunday People

Steven Fletcher and Charlie Mulgrew will not travel with the Scotland squad for Tuesday's friendly in Norway, Sunderland striker Fletcher because he has just returned from injury, while midfielder Mulgrew has a heavy Champions League schedule with Celtic.

Full story: Scotland on Sunday

Everton's Steven Naismith is in line to lead the Scotland attack against Norway in Molde on Tuesday night after Steven Fletcher was allowed to return to his club side Sunderland.

Full story: Sunday Herald

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan is poised to ditch the lone striker system as he fears it will make his team too defensive.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo has vowed to continue experimenting with new players against Scotland on Tuesday despite failing to win any of his three games in charge.

Full story: Sunday Express (print edition)

USA striker Jozy Altidore has backed Sunderland team-mate Phil Bardsley, frozen out with departed club boss Paolo di Canio, to complete his football rehabilitation and return to the Scotland fold.

Full story: Mail On Sunday (print edition)

Hearts captain Danny Wilson, who signed from Liverpool in the summer, insists he will remain at Tynecastle even if the team is relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

Full story: Mail On Sunday (print edition)

Hearts administrator BDO fears going into Friday's creditors meeting without knowing which way Lithuanian investment company UBIG, which holds a 50% stake in the Edinburgh club and will have a huge say on whether they come out of administration, is planning to vote.

Full story: Sunday Express (print edition)

Alloa Athletic manager Paul Hartley says forward Derek Riordan, who has been out of football since leaving Bristol Rovers last season, is six weeks away from a return to football after training with the Championship side.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday (print edition)

Former Celtic and Motherwell midfielder Stephen Pearson's future at Bristol City is uncertain after it was confirmed that he is unlikely to recover from an ankle injury before his contract ends in the summer.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

The Scottish FA has still not received an official complaint from Rangers after the Ibrox club announced it would complain over a comment made about them by Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell at his own club's annual meeting on Friday.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Celtic's Fraser Forster has thanked Joe Hart for his help and encouragement after replacing the off-form Manchester City goalkeeper in England's starting line-up against Chile.

Full story: Mail On Sunday (print edition)

Fraser Forster will not feature against Germany on Tuesday after England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that Joe Hart will be back in goal, but the Celtic man has vowed to cement his place in his country's World Cup squad by continuing to impress with his club.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Defeat at Celtic Park in the Champions League on Tuesday will almost certainly lead to AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri being sacked despite a vote of confidence from club vice-president Adriano Galliano after a 0-0 draw with Serie A's bottom side, Chievo.

Full story: Mail on Sunday (print edition)

Celtic fans who were assaulted or wrongly arrested by Dutch police in events surrounding the Champions League game in Amsterdam could win compensation payments.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Craig Brown has urged Inverness Caledonian Thistle to appoint Kenny Shiels as their next manager, claiming the man sacked by Kilmarnock in the summer is "a perfect fit" for the task in the Highlands despite fellow former Scotland boss Craig Levein and former Inverness winger Barry Wilson also being in the frame.

Full story: Sunday Herald

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland rugby coach Scott Johnson has defended his decision to include full-back Sean Maitland and prop Ryan Grant in today's Autumn Test against South Africa after the pair were charged with assault following an alleged late-night attack in Glasgow last month.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

Dario Franchitti, who announced his retirement from racing two days ago, did so after fears following the latest concussion he received in his high speed horror crash in Houston. Initially, it was understood the 40-year-old had been advised to stop racing on medical ground due to the number of injuries he has suffered to his spine.

Full story: Sunday Herald

Former world boxing champion Scott Harrison, waiting for news of an international arrest warrant, is preparing for a return to prison in Spain by learning the language on a university course.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)