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Wealthy fans Dave King, Paul Murray and George Letham are locked in discussions with the Rangers board over a potential multi-million pound bailout in an attempt to stave off another financial collapse. (Daily Record)

Dozens of Rangers shareholders have cranked up the pressure on Rangers chairman David Somers over what they describe as the "disgraceful" corporate governance at the Scottish Championship club under his watch, writing to three other companies where he holds posts to highlight their concerns. (The Herald, print edition)

Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong has emerged as a January transfer target for Hull City following the success of defender Andy Robertson, who was sold to the English club in the summer. (Daily Record, print edition)

Scotland defender Russell Martin says he begged his club, Norwich City, to sign Andy Robertson from Dundee United when he witnessed the full-back's potential while with the international squad in March. (Sporting Life)

Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong is a target for Hull City, according to one report

St Mirren forward Kieran Doran has been frozen out of football after the club refused to release the 18-year-old from his three-and-a-half-year contract after he quit the Scottish Premiership club to study medicine at Edinburgh University. (Daily Record, print edition)

Jim Goodwin has defended the Scottish FA's disciplinary system, despite the St Mirren midfielder racking up 43 bookings and three dismissals in the three full seasons since the its fast-track set-up with a compliance officer and judicial panel dealing with offences was set up.(The Scotsman)

Georgia have been dealt a blow ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland at Ibrox Stadium, with Empoli striker Levan Mchedlidze and Vitesse defender Guram Kashia being ruled out through injury. (The Herald)

Georgia will face Scotland with head coach Temuri Ketsbaia fighting for his job, according to former Georgia and Rangers striker Shota Arveladze. (The Herald)

Germany coach Joachim Loew admits that last month's narrow 2-1 victory over Scotland has given his world champions a Euro 2016 wake-up call ahead of their next group games against Poland and Republic of Ireland.(The Herald)

Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak is convinced his side can beat Germany and Scotland in their forthcoming home Euro 2016 qualifiers. (Daily Express, print edition)

Scottish football is shunning the housing schemes that were once considered fertile ground for talent, with the poor being priced out of football, according to former Dundee United and Kilmarnock winger Andy McLaren.(The Scotsman)

Ayr United chairman Lachlan Cameron, who has talked about selling the Scottish League One club, is to start talks with businessman Hugh Clarke about a takeover at Somerset Park. (Daily Record, print edition)

Dundee midfielder Simon Ferry was taken to hospital with pains that forced him to withdraw from the squad to face Aberdeen at the weekend, but it turned out to be "a bug". (The Herald, print edition)

An x-ray of St Johnstone midfielder Scott Brown's injured ankle has revealed that it has not been broken. (Daily Record, print edition)


Recommendations to improve the safety of spectators at motorsport events have been issued by an expert group set up in the wake of deaths at the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders and at the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally in Glenurquhart Forest.(The Scotsman)

Andy Murray thinks that he might add an extra event to his tournament schedule if he needs the points to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London. (The Herald, print edition)

Edinburgh Rugby have sent centre Chris Auld to London Scottish and lock Alex Toolis to London Irish on loan. (The Scotsman)

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