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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic defender Hatem Elhamed has been ruled out for six weeks with a groin injury and will miss the League Cup final. (Sun)external-link

Hearts have also spoken to Steve Cotterill and Jack Ross about replacing Craig Levein, although the latter is expected to join Edinburgh rivals Hibs. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Rangers fans are demanding a public inquiry into a 'taxman blunder' reported to have overestimated the club's HMRC debt by up to £50m. (Sun)external-link

A leading Employment Benefit Trust expert insists it's wrong to say an HMRC error caused the financial implosion that sent Rangers spiralling into liquidation. (Sun)external-link

A former senior inspector believes HMRC made a mistake in using a 'grossing up' method to calculate a huge £74m Rangers' tax bill - that is being blamed for the club's financial implosion. (Herald)external-link

The final tax bill for oldco Rangers will not be known until next year despite reports that the liability to HMRC could be slashed. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Adam Bogdan is set to re-sign for Hibs with the former Liverpool keeper close to penning a deal until January at Easter Road. (Daily Record)external-link

The Scotland camp is more professional under Steve Clarke than Alex McLeish, according to Sheffield Wednesday defender Liam Palmer. (Scotsman,external-link subscription required)

"Playing for your country is the best thing in football for me," says Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong, who is back in the Scotland squad after initially being overlooked for the last double-header against Russia and San Marino. (Sun)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Former European champion Lynsey Sharp has revealed via Instagram that a cancer scare has forced her to take a break from athletics. (Scotsmanexternal-link, subscription required)

Former world champion Alex Arthur believes the result of this weekend's British and Commonwealth title fight between Lee McGregor and Kash Farooq is too close to call. (Evening Times)external-link

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