Scottish Gossip: Van Dijk, Norwich, Eustace, Rangers

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Assistant manager John Collins believes Celtic's Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-half in Europe as Norwich City prepare an £8m bid for the Dutchman. (Sun - subscription required)

Meanwhile, Collins wants a change to the Champions League qualifying system, which he feels penalises his club for the failings of other Scottish sides in Europe. (Scotsman)

Celtic have missed out on signing Mitchell Dijks after the Dutch full-back's club Willem II agreed a transfer fee with Ajax.(Herald)

Mitchell Dijks
Mitchell Dijks looks likely to join Ajax instead of Celtic

New Rangers manager Mark Warburton wants free agent midfielder John Eustace to be the new Ibrox captain, with the 35-year-old former Derby County player also interesting Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday.(Daily Record)

And former Rangers captain Richard Gough does not think Lee Wallace, who has been vice-captain, should become the club's new skipper.(Herald)

Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander believes his former captain at Tynecastle, Danny Wilson, is too good to be playing in the Scottish Championship, with the 23-year-old being linked with a return to Rangers, who are currently in the second tier. (Daily Record)

Danny Wilson and Neil Alexander
Wilson and Alexander helped Hearts win the Championship last season

Dundee United's new signing Mark Durnan hopes he can make Tannadice fans forget about Jaroslaw Fojut with the Polish defender expected to leave the Tangerines.(Courier)

Teemu Pukki has sealed a permanent move to Brondby following his loan spell from Celtic. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Swedish Davis Cup captain Thomas Enqvist says the appointment of his countryman Jonas Bjorkman to Andy Murray's coaching team is "a good choice".(Herald)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had a break from transfer plans as he took in British tennis number one Murray's win over Gilles Muller at Queen's on Friday. Murray posted a picture of the two meeting on Instagram and the message: "Great catching up with Jose after my match today. He loves his tennis."

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (left) and Andy Murray

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