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Celtic are keen to do a improved deal for star striker Odsonne Edouard but manager Neil Lennon admits the coronavirus pandemic is hindering progress

Lennon admits Edouard stumbling block

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed the club are still trying to sign Odsonne Edouard to an extended deal but admitted that it is difficult in the current climate. (The Scotsman)

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UEFA fines for Rangers

Rangers have been fined by Uefa for three separate incidents in their Europa League campaign.

The Govan club were hit by a total fine of just over £18,000 for pitch encroachment by a supporter, fireworks and the throwing of objects in games against Bayer Leverkusen and Braga. (The Scotsman)

Hoops punished by UEFA

Celtic have been punished for a late kick-off in the Europa League. The Parkhead side were hit with a fine of 15,000 euros (£13,300) for the kick-off in their last-32 match against Copenhagen in Denmark on February 20 being late. The Scottish champions were also warned after breaching rules on "oversized manufacturer identification" during the same game. (The Scotsman)

Pay cuts for Clarke and Maxwell

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke and Scottish Football Association chief executive Ian Maxwell have taken a 10 per cent wage cut as the coronavirus crisis continues to take its toll. (The Scotsman)

Stendel reveals Hearts exit clause

Daniel Stendel has claimed he'd be free to walk away from Hearts if the club is relegated from the top flight. (Daily Record)

Cummings: No regrets over Hibs exit

Jason Cummings has no regrets about leaving Hibernian when he did, saying he was too comfortable at the Easter Road club and needed to challenge himself. (Evening News)

Ex-SFA chief fears for clubs

Former SFA chief Gordon Smith fears as many as half of Scotland’s clubs could go to the wall without UEFA and government intervention. (The Sun)

Hearts stars in Budge message

Hearts stars have told owner Ann Budge they willing to take a pay drop today - but only if their wages are deferred rather than slashed.The Tynecastle chief has given her players until 5pm on Wednesday to accept a 50 per cent reduction - or she’ll consider invoking Clause 12 to terminate deals. (The Sun)

Gordon in promise to Hibs squad

Hibs owner Ron Gordon has promised the Hibs players taking wage deferrals he’ll make no new signings until they are back on full pay. (The Sun)

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