Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Van Dijk, World Cup draw, Rangers

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has refused to rule out a £10m move for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Stuart McCall insists England will see the real Scotland in the mouth-watering World Cup qualifiers. (Various)

Gary Mackay-Steven insists Celtic must prove they are a Champions League club by securing a place in the group stage of the competition this season.

Full story: Daily Record

Rangers striker Kenny Miller has warned their Championship rivals that the 6-2 drubbing of Hibs in the Petrofac Cup at the weekend is a taste of things to come under Mark Warburton. (Various)

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk
Everton boss Roberto Martinez was coy on being linked with Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk

England manager Roy Hodgson cannot wait to savour the "unbelievable" atmosphere when Scotland visit Wembley next year.

Full story: Daily Record

Ronny Deila will develop Celtic into a Champions League unit, says Rennes star Anders Konradsen.

Full story: Daily Record

Scotland's World Cup qualifiers against England could be the biggest ever against the Auld Enemy, according to SFA chief executive Stewart Regan. (Various)

Wales boss Chris Coleman believes the "juicy" World Cup qualifiers between Scotland and England will be too close to call. (Various)

Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd
Kilmarnock's Kris Boyd has been described as "one of the best strikers in the league"

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson insists new signing Juwon Oshaniwa will be worth the wait as the Nigerian defender awaits visa clearance to move to the Edinburgh club.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Kilmarnock captain Mark Connolly is relishing the start of the season after watching striker Kris Boyd, whom he describes as "one of the best strikers in the league".

Full story: Daily Mail

Celtic are being linked with a move for Den Haag's £2m-rated striker Michiel Kramer after the marksman's proposed switch to United Arab Emirates outfit Baniyas fell through.

Full story: Scottish Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Colin Montgomerie missed out on his fourth senior major - and with it a guaranteed place at next year's Open at Royal Troon - after relinquishing the lead in the Senior Open at Sunningdale. (Various)

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