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Defender Virgil van Dijk will not be leaving Celtic this month, saying the club "will not co-operate with a departure". (Sunday Herald)

Dundee United are ready to resurrect their interest in Kris Boyd, if the striker is allowed to leave Rangers. (Sun)

The "Three Bears" consortium could be set for a foothold on the Rangers board, with the Mike Ashley / Easdale brothers alliance aiming to freeze out Dave King in the Ibrox power struggle. (Scotland on Sunday)

St Mirren caretaker manager Gary Teale has pledged to bring in two new strikers in time for next weekend's relegation scrap with Ross County. (Various)

Partick Thistle are lining up a move for former Hearts midfielder Ruben Palazuelos. (Sunday Mail)

Ruben Palazuelos
Spaniard Ruben Palazuelos, 31, played more than 100 games for Hearts from 2007-11

Celtic boss Ronny Deila is keen on bringing more Scottish players to the club, saying "we are looking at every player in the Scotland team". (Various)

Celtic skipper Scott Brown suffered a head gash in the opening minutes of yesterday's friendly with PSV Eindhoven, while striker John Guidetti limped off with a thigh injury. (Various)

Scott Brown praises Aberdeen for their eight-game winning run and thinks a challenge is good for the game but says Celtic "believe they are better than anyone". (Mail on Sunday)

Ryan Jack wants to be the next Aberdeen player to commit to a new long-term contract. (Sunday Mail)

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara says the £204,000 compensation the club paid Rangers for Charlie Telfer will prove a bargain. (Various)

Blackburn and Wolves have joined Sunderland in the race to sign Dundee's teenage striker Craig Wighton. (Sunday Mail)

On-loan full-back Conor Townsend hints that his move from Hull to Dundee United could become a permanent one. (Various)

Celtic striker Amido Balde has gone on loan to Israeli side Hapoel Tel Aviv after a spell with Belgian side Waasland Beveren. (Scotland on Sunday)

Dean Shiels believes Rangers can reignite their Championship chances with a win over Hearts on Friday, claiming the Ibrox side should have won both of this season's previous encounters with the unbeaten league leaders. (Sunday Express)

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