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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs has told his players they can win the treble this season. "There's only Celtic and ourselves who have a realistic chance of winning everything," Stubbs says. (Sun)

Scotland are being lined up for a second glamour friendly ahead of the Euro 2016 finals with Italy keen to face the Scots on 29 May. Gordon Strachan's side will play France on 4 June. (Daily Record)

Rangers have missed out on signing target Toumani Diagouraga after the Brentford midfielder sealed a move to English Championship rivals Leeds. (Various)

Celtic have offered winger James Forrest, whose contract expires next January, a new deal to remain at the club. (Sun)

Dundee United defender Ryan McGowan is reluctantly leaving Tannadice to join Chinese outfit Henan Jianye but insists United were right to accept the £300,000 fee. (Various)

United boss Mixu Paatelainen says selling McGowan isn't a sign of them preparing for relegation and life in the Championship next season. (Various)

East Kilbride chairman Mark Horner claims New Douglas Park won't be big enough to host their Scottish Cup tie against Celtic - after fielding ticket requests from throughout the world. (Daily Record)

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths
Leigh Griffiths aims to eclipse the 40-goal mark this season

Celtic manager Ronny Deila is happy for Anthony Stokes to join Hibs on loan because he doesn't care who wins the Championship title. (Various)

St Johnstone defender Dave Mackay says the McDiarmid Park squad have been ribbing team-mate and Rangers target Michael O'Halloran in training. (Various)

Kilmarnock striker Tope Obadeyi believes team-mate Craig Slater is one of the best talents he has seen and has the ability to shine at the highest level in England at some stage of his career. (Daily Record)

In-form Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths - who has netted 27 goals - has warned opposition defences he is targeting more than 40 this season as he aims to become the first Celtic player to do so since Henrik Larsson in 2001. (The National)

Partick Thistle striker Kris Doolan, 18 goals short of 100 for the club, is gunning for the target after signing a new deal with the Glasgow outfit. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland centre Mark Bennett's hopes of being fit to feature in the Calcutta Cup match in a fortnight appear to be fading. (Herald)