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Celtic are lining up a bid of about £500,000 for Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan and are also considering a £700,000 move for St Pauli left-back Marcel Halstenberg. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers have added the 22-year-old AGF Aarhus centre-back Jens Jonsson to their list of potential targets as they continue to try to bring Danny Wilson back to the club. (The Herald)

Former Rangers captain Ally Dawson thinks Rangers would get the best years from Wilson, should he return. (Daily Express)

Genk coach Peter Maes, who replaced Alex McLeish in the role, plans to persuade striker Jelle Vossen not to move to Celtic. (Daily Record)

St Pauli left-back Marcel Halstenberg
St Pauli left-back Marcel Halstenberg could be on his way to Celtic

Former Celtic striker Frank McGarvey hopes Virgil van Dijk remains at the club beyond the summer but warns manager Ronny Deila he should forget trying to convince the 23-year-old Dutch defender to stay if his mind is set on leaving. (The Herald)

Swansea City manager Gary Monks is one of Van Dijk's many admirers, with Tottenham, Southampton, Norwich and Sunderland all showing interest. (Daily Express)

New Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins is determined to hang on to former Motherwell striker Jamie Murphy, who scored 12 goals last season, despite interest from Brighton and Fulham. (Daily Record)

The Aberdeen squad will gather around at lunchtime in St Andrews to watch the draw for the Europa League qualifiers. (Daily Record)

Mark Warburton defends his interest in 35-year-old midfielder John Eustace, who has been freed by Derby County and is going through rehab after knee surgery, saying he is "an outstanding professional" who could offer his younger players guidance. (Scottish Sun)

Seth Johnson, the former Derby and England midfielder, is surprised at Rangers' interest in Eustace as a player but can appreciate why the club would want him as an influence off the pitch. (Scottish Sun)

Former Scottish Football League chief executive David Longmuir warns that the Scottish Football Professional League, which was formed from the merger of the SFL and the Scottish Premier League, is in danger of losing fans if they are seen to be too slow in improving the game. (The Scotsman)


Fresh from winning his fourth Queen's title, Andy Murray believes he is a better player now than when he won Wimbledon two years ago. (The Scotsman)

Scotland international Max Evans will be saying "au revoir" to Castres team-mates Richie Gray and Johnnie Beattie after failing to secure a contract extension under new coach Christophe Urios at the French Top 14 club. (The Herald)

Edinburgh's Greig Tonks, who can play full-back, stand-off or centre, hopes his versatility will help him win a place in Vern Cotter's Scotland World Cup squad. (The Herald)

Britain's Fed Cup captain Judy Murray is backing an appeal to help Dunblane 15-year-old Ali Collins attend the Emilio Sanchez tennis academy in Florida. (The Herald)

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