Scottish Gossip: Scott Allan bid, Kilmarnock target Zaliukas

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Hibernian have rejected a bid from Championship rivals Rangers for midfielder Scott Allan ahead of the sides meeting in the Petrofac Training Cup at Easter Road on Saturday. (Various)

Allan, 23, has a year of his Easter Road contract to run and the Hibernian board took only seconds to turn down Rangers' approach. Scotsman

Rangers will return with an improved offer for Allan after their £100,000 bid was knocked back. Daily Record

Scott Allan
Hibernian playmaker Scott Allan is all over the back pages

The offer for boyhood Rangers supporter Allan was £300,000 and the Ibrox club were told it is nowhere near enough. (Daily Express)

Rangers are also keen on Jonathan Douglas, with the 33-year-old Brentford midfielder being told he is free to leave Ibrox manager Mark Warburton's former club. (Daily Express)

Stjarnan claim a burst water pipe prevented them from watering their artificial pitch ahead of last night's Champions League qualifier with Celtic. (Various)

Celtic progressed with a 6-1 aggregate win over the Icelanders but manager Ronny Deila wants a much-improved display in the next round against Qarabag. (Various)

Dundee United striker Henri Anier has turned down a move to Polish side Wisla Krakow. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock want out-of-favour Rangers defender Marius Zaliukas but may need to shift players to fund the deal. (Daily Express)

Rijeka boss Matjaz Kek believes his side can perform "a miracle" and overturn a 3-0 deficit against Aberdeen at Pittodrie in tonight's Europa League qualifier, despite a defensive injury crisis. (Daily Record)

Inverness can expect temperatures of 30C when they kick off in Romania tonight against Astra. The Highlanders trail 1-0 from the first leg of the Europa League qualifier. (Various)

Marius Zaliukas
Could Marius Zaliukas be the next player to make the move from Ibrox to Rugby Park?

New Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn describes Championship rivals Hibs as "pretty basic" and "nothing great", having played against the Edinburgh team in a bounce game for Wigan earlier this summer. (Various)

Former Hearts and Rangers midfielder Ian Black, 30, has been offered a contract by Berwick Rangers after playing as a trialist for the League Two club. (Various)

Rangers chairman Dave King is seeking further talks with Sports Direct over the merchandising deal at Ibrox, with many fans refusing to purchase kit from club outlets. (Various)

Scotland and Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes is a £14m target for English Championship rivals Middlesbrough. (Sun)

Scotland youth international Jack Harper, 19, is ready to leave Spanish giants Real Madrid and sign for Brighton. Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Colin Montgomerie is desperate to add this week's Senior Open at Sunningdale to the three senior majors he has already won since turning 50. Scotsman

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