Scottish Gossip: Barrie McKay, Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, Kilmarnock

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Rangers winger Barrie McKay has turned down an offer to extend his current contract, which has a year to run. (Daily Mail)external-link

Celtic are interested in signing Sunderland striker Fabio Borini, according to reports in Italy. (Sun)external-link

Rangers chairman Dave King has flouted an order to launch an £11m offer to buy out the rest of the club's remaining shares as a penalty for breaching financial rules when he succeeded in ousting the previous regime two years ago. (Daily Record)external-link

Hearts owner Ann Budge reveals that there is an agreement in principle to play home Premiership matches at Murrayfield next season should progress on the new main stand be delayed. (Scotsman)external-link

Kilmarnock cut their annual losses by more than 90% last season to around £70,000, according to club accounts. (Sun)external-link

Fabio Borini
Borini played under Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers at Chelsea, Swansea and Liverpool

Rangers winger Michael O'Halloran has been told not to train with the first team after failing to provide an explanation for not showing up for an under-20s match on Monday. (Daily Record)external-link

Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay reveals Andy Little was knocked out cold for four minutes after suffering a fractured skull in a training ground accident. (Sun)external-link

Scottish FA performance director Malky Mackay says he sees no reason why a female coach could not make an impact at the elite end of men's football in this country during his lifetime. (Scotsman)external-link

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald says other managers are envious of the support he gets from the board at Firhill. (Sun)external-link

Manager Brendan Rodgers can help Celtic fend off English interest in midfielder Stuart Armstrong, says former team-mate Ryan Dow. (Daily Record)external-link

Willie Collum will referee the Celtic v Rangers Scottish Cup semi-final, while John Beaton will take care of Hibernian v Aberdeen. (Daily Record)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Trainer Tony Sims praises Ricky Burns' willingness to learn new boxing tricks ahead of his super-lightweight unification showdown with Julius Indongo. (Herald)external-link

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