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Celtic say Roy Keane was never offered the job as their new manager, after the Irishman told the the Scottish Champions he would not leave his post at Ireland's assistant boss to succeed Neil Lennon. (Various)

Keane is, however, now weighing up an offer from Paul Lambert to become the Scot's new number two at Aston Villa. (Various)

Former West Brom manager Steve Clarke is the new favourite to land the Celtic manager's job. (Various)

Ex-Celtic midfielder Craig Burley says Clarke's record of having worked as assistant to the likes of Jose Mourinho, Ruud Gullit and Phil Scholari makes the Scot the ideal candidate to take over at Parkhead. (Various)

Kenny Miller will become a Rangers player for the third time this week, with the 34-year-old hitman set for a medical at the Ibrox club. (Various)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes will be handed an increased summer transfer budget after the club secured a lucrative new shirt sponsor deal. (Various)

Dundee lead the race to sign former Hearts forward Ryan Stevenson, but St Mirren and Partick Thistle are also in the hunt.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Shaun Hutchinson is being chased by English Championship sides Derby County and Birmingham, after the defender's contract expired at Motherwell.

Full story: Scottish Sun (print edition)

Former Hearts manager Gary Locke is favourite to become the new boss of Falkirk in the wake of Gary Holt leaving to take up the post as Norwich City's first-team coach, with Peter Houston also in the frame. (Various)

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