The latest gossip from around Scottish football as Castore confirm Rangers partnership and league reconstruction talks continue.

Castore confirms Rangers deal

Castore has confirmed a five-year kit deal with Rangers. Announcing the deal the sportswear firm wrote: "We will bring Castore's deep commitment to innovation, marginal gains and performance excellence to the Rangers team and are incredibly excited about contributing to the next chapter of success for this phenomenal football club." (The Herald)

Reconstruction talks 'doomed to fail'

Ann Budge will submit a last-ditch pitch for league reconstruction in a desperate bid to keep Hearts in the Premiership. Budge was given the weekend to put forward her proposal for a 14-team top-flight before the SPFL board meeting on Monday. Mail Sport understands the move is doomed to fail. (Sunday Mail)

Dykes and Ferguson high on Rangers wish-list

Rangers are thought to be keen on Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes and Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson. The Sun reports that Dykes, who has a year left on his contract is once again a target for Rangers after they made a last-minute move for him in January. Midfielder Ferguson is under contract until 2024 at Pittodrie and the Dons are keen to keep him. (The Sun)

UEFA rebuff suggestion that Celtic could face PSG  in qualifiers

UEFA has dismissed reports in the media that suggested that clubs whose leagues have been cancelled this season because of coronavirus could be placed in the preliminary rounds of next season’s European competitions. (The Herald)

Clarke confirmed Scotland can qualify 

Scotland boss Steve Clarke has said he is "confident" his side can reach the European Championship whenever the play-offs are rescheduled. UEFA have provisionally pencilled in an October date for the rescheduled home play-off semi-final tie with Israel, with an away trip to either Norway or Serbia awaiting the winners. He said: “I remain confident that we can qualify for Euro 2020 next year when football returns and just hope that by then it will be safe for the supporters to help us." (The Herald)

Gauld backed for Scotland call up

Farense coach Sergio Vieira has backed Scottish midfielder Ryan Gauld to make it into Clarke's squad now that the Faro-based club has been promoted to Portugal's top flight. He said: "When I compare Ryan to the average Brazilian player, I think he has more. I know that because I coached in Brazil’s first division for three years. I can strongly say that Ryan is a top player even when compared to the best in Brazil." (Sunday Mail)