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Leeann DEmpster (left) with Hibs owner Ron Gordon, is a reported target for Hearts

Budge eyes Dempster for Hearts role

Ann Budge has been linked with a shock move for Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster. The Hearts supremo has reportedly drawn up a list of candidates to help her at Tynecastle as she works out her eventual exit. Budge has delayed her departure from Hearts — and a transfer of power to fans’ group Foundation of Hearts — due to the current coronavirus pandemic. (The Sun)

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Gerrard dismisses finance fears

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard insists he isn't worried about the financial situation at Ibrox. Several clubs have been forced into making cuts but the Gers boss - who made his third summer signing yesterday in ex-Hearts goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin - is confident that the club has enough money in the face of the crisis. (The Sun)

Toney angling for Posh exit

Celtic and Rangers target Ivan Toney is reportedly keen on exiting Peterborough this summer. The forward, formerly of Newcastle, has been linked with both Glasgow rivals although the Ibrox side are understood to be slightly ahead in the race while clubs in England are also monitoring the 24-year-old's situation. (Football Insider)

Duffy in hospital

Dumbarton boss Jim Duffy is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack. The 61-year-old was rushed to hospital at the weekend with chest pains and was found to have had a heart attack. The former Dundee, Hibs, and Morton boss is now at a specialist cardiac unit but is hopeful of being released soon. (The Sun)

Stoke baulk at Boyle pricetag

Stoke City are remaining tight-lipped over their interest in Hibs winger Martin Boyle but his reported £1 million pricetag may put the Potters off, according to reports. Boyle is out of contract at Easter Road next summer and is yet to sign a new deal. Stoke, managed by former Hibs midfielder Michael O'Neill, were linked with a move for the Australian international but his asking price may put them off. (Stoke Sentinel)

Stendel: Hearts apologised for appointing Neilson

Daniel Stendel has spoken for the first time about his Hearts exit and revealed the club apologised for appointing Robbie Neilson without warning him. The German coach said he will not hold grudges over his departure from Tynecastle Park and retains positive memories of Scottish football. (Evening News)

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