Scottish Gossip: Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, Motherwell, Lazio, Southampton, Real Kashmir, Dundee Utd

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed he is keen to tie up midfielder Steven Davis, striker Jermain Defoe and goalkeeper Allan McGregor on new contracts - and warned he will struggle to replace the vastly-experienced trio if they depart Ibrox this summer. (Herald on Sunday)external-link

Hearts are making an official approach to Motherwell for Stephen Robinson as they look to appoint him as their new manager and are ready to pay the £120,000 compensation needed to prise the 44-year-old from Fir Park. (Football Insider)external-link

Scotland Under-21 manager Scot Gemmill has revealed he will not allow his own children to head the ball as he backed the Scottish FA's bid to ban it for players under 12. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Celtic centre-half Christopher Jullien has contacted former Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and former team-mate Soualiho Meite, who is now with Torino, to get advice about playing Lazio in Rome in the Europa League this week. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Manager Neil Lennon has warned Celtic fans that unfurling inflammatory banners in the potentially incendiary Europa League rematch with Lazio in Rome on Thursday night will tarnish the club's international reputation. (Herald on Sunday)external-link

Former Rangers defender David Robertson has revealed that his Real Kashmir team are to star in a Bollywood movie - the chance coming after a BBC Scotland documentary about the Indian top-flight club was a television hit. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)external-link

On-loan Southampton winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, who scored twice in Celtic's 5-2 Scottish League Cup semi-final win over Hibernian on Saturday, says he should have scored five goals at Hampden Park. (Sunday Mail)external-link

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