Back-page chat: Callum Paterson extends his stay at Hearts

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Here’s what’s making the back pages of this morning’s newspapers in Scotland ...

• Callum Paterson has signed a new three-year contract with Hearts keeping the 19-year-old at the club until summer 2017 (various).

• Celtic goal hero wants to prolong his stay in the first-team (various).

• Rio Ferdinand is closing in on a move to Harry Redknapp’s QPR. The former Manchester United defender has just returned home from Brazil after working as a pundit for the BBC (Daily Record).

• Scotland internationalist Graeme Dorrans has agreed a new three-year deal to remain with West Bromwich Albion (Scotsman).

• Ashley Cole has urged more of his English compatriots to try their hand abroad after speaking about his move to Italian giants Roma (various).

• Liverpool have completed a £20 million deal for Benfica and Serbia winger Lazar Markovic (various).

• Juventus coach Antonio Conte quits Italian champions (various).

• Arsenal have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign Sami Khedira for £19.7m (Marca).