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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Southampton lead a five-club chase to sign Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk with Newcastle, Sunderland, Napoli and Hamburg also interested in the 23-year-old. (Mail on Sunday)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet will be busy before the transfer window closes with Van Dijk among his three main targets. (Chronicle)

Scotland coach Gordon Strachan admits goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who has returned to the international squad, will not win his first cap in four years next weekend against Germany.(Sunday Express)

But Gordon says his call-up to the Scotland squad has softened the blow of missing out on the Champions League group stage with Celtic. (Sunday Herald)

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon
Gordon has returned to playing after two years out injured

Burnley are poised to make a £3m move for Hull City's Scotland international forward George Boyd.(Mail on Sunday)

Hibernian are trying to re-sign striker Leigh Griffiths from Celtic. (Sun on Sunday, print edition)

Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace has refused to deny he will take a 100% bonus on his salary after the club admitted failing to raise £3m from a new share issue could seriously hamper their working capital needs.(Sunday Mail)

Ibrox manager Ally McCoist has applauded his Rangers team for ignoring the club's off-field turmoil. (Sun on Sunday, print edition)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell believes Rangers' absence from Scotland's top flight has cost his club £10m.(Sunday Herald)

Manager Ronny Deila has revealed that many of Celtic's signing targets treat the club's approaches as laughable. (Mail on Sunday, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray put his injury worries behind him as he beat Andrey Kuznetsov over four sets to reach the fourth round of the US Open.(Sunday Herald)

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