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Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod will undergo a medical at Brentford today, with a £1m deal having already been agreed for the 21-year-old. (Scottish Sun)

Virgil van Dijk's agent has hinted that the Dutch defender is ready to leave Celtic in January as clubs in England prepare bids for the £8m-rated 23-year-old. (Scottish Sun)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson insists Celtic will have to make a big offer to tempt the Tannadice outfit into selling Turkish striker Nadir Ciftci. (Scottish Sun)

And Morton manager Jim Duffy says if Celtic are looking to snap up a Dundee United player in January, they should be targeting midfielder Stuart Armstrong rather than Ciftci. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod
Lewis Macleod may have played his last game for Rangers amid reports he will join Brentford

Celtic will have to pay £6m if they want Ciftci and Armstrong from United. (Daily Record)

The father and agent of in-demand USA international Mix Diskerud has hailed Celtic manager Ronny Deila as "fantastic," amid reports the Scottish champions are ready to move for the Rosenborg star. (Daily Express)

Billy Stark, who won the title as a player with Aberdeen in the 1980s, believes the Dons can mount a serious challenge for the Premiership crown this season. (Scottish Sun)

And Atletico Madrid president Miguel Angel Gil Marin reckons the Dons can follow in his club's footsteps by winning the league against all odds. (Daily Record)

Dons legend Neale Cooper has also backed the Pittodrie men's chances of pipping Celtic to the Premiership title this season. (Daily Record)

Former Celtic striker Frank McGarvey has urged current club boss Ronny Deila to give hitman Leigh Griffiths an extended run in the team. (Scottish Sun)

Rob Harley
Flanker Rob Harley may miss the start of Scotland's Six Nations campaign due to a knee injury

West Brom are looking at Kilmarnock youngster Robbie Muirhead and have sent scouts to compile reports on the forward. (Daily Record)

Uefa will examine the situation at Rangers if and when the club qualify for a European competition, with the game's governing body having rules in place over dual ownership that could come into play due to the role of Mike Ashley. (Scottish Sun)

A Rangers supporters group has emailed the club's board seeking answers over the extent of Ashley's influence at Ibrox. (Herald)

Rangers chairman David Somers got in touch with various wealthy individuals on Boxing Day in an attempt to raise money to keep the club afloat. (Daily Record)

Former Partick Thistle player Chic Charnley has branded Rangers midfielder Ian Black a "coward". (Various)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright reckons it is time his side were given some credit for their style of play. (Scottish Sun)

St Mirren's teenage sensation Stephen Mallan reveals he gets a helping hand from his dad Stevie, who was a cult hero in the lower leagues and the junior game. (Scottish Sun)

Bradley Neil
Scotland's rising star Bradley Neil is planning to leave the amateur ranks at some point in 2015

Dundee manager Paul Hartley believes winning the upcoming derby against city rivals United can help end a difficult winter period for the Dens Park outfit. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow flanker Rob Harley is facing a race against time to be fit for the start of Scotland's Six Nations campaign after injuring his knee in the win over Edinburgh at the weekend. (Scottish Sun)

Brothers Michael and Gerry Facenna, who have bought Glasgow Tigers speedway club, insist the Ashfield men will become the Manchester City of the sport. (Daily Record)

Scottish amateur golfer Bradley Neil, 18, is planning to turn professional in 2015. (Daily Mail)

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