Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Niko Kranjcar, Adrian Mariappa, Celtic, Hearts, Partick

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Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar is set to be unveiled this week as Rangers manager Mark Warburton's latest summer recruit. (Scottish Daily Mail, print edition)

Rangers are locked in a tough wages fight with several English clubs to persuade Adrian Mariappa to come to Scotland. (Scottish Sun) external-link

Rangers opened talks at the weekend with former Crystal Palace defender Adrian Mariappa, while former Huddersfield striker James Vaughan has emerged as another signing target. (Scottish Daily Mail, print edition)

Niko Kranjcar in action for QPR in May 2015
Rangers are reportedly set to tie up a two-year deal for former QPR midfielder Niko Kranjcar

Neil Lennon has revealed he has offered to help Brendan Rodgers settle into life at Celtic - despite being beaten to the job by the former Liverpool boss. (Daily Record)external-link

Dundee United are trying to bring highly-rated young Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff to Tannadice. (Courier)external-link

Robbie Neilson is targeting what he believes would be a "phenomenal" achievement for Hearts by reaching the group stages of the Europa League this season. (Various)

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald has accused the SPFL of treating his club with contempt after they were one of three to be hit by an inbalance in home fixtures against the Old Firm. (Herald) external-link

Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean believes making the group stages of the Europa League must be the aim for Aberdeen this season. (Press and Journal)external-link

Clint Hill is set to make history next season by becoming the oldest player to make their debut for Rangers. (Various)

Glasgow City suffered an unprecedented second successive defeat when Spartans beat them 3-0 in SWPL1 at the Excelsior Stadium, four days after their League Cup final loss to Hibernian. (Various)

Neil Lennon intends to give Alex Harris and Sam Stanton a chance to revive their Hibs careers. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link


Andy Murray insists he's on the hottest streak of his career after landing a record fifth Aegon Championship - but is keeping the champagne on ice until he wins Wimbledon. (Various)

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