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Age Hareide has criticised Uefa for rules that allowed Celtic to sign Scott Allan from Hibernian ahead of this week's Champions League play-off tie when the Malmo head coach was unable to add to his squad because the Swedish transfer window is closed. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Scottish top-flight clubs stand to make £150,000 each from Uefa's solidarity fund if Celtic reach the Champions League group stage. (Scotland On Sunday)

Malmo head coach Age Hareide says he has never even heard of new Celtic signing Scott Allan, the midfielder who joined from Hibernian on Friday.(Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has stressed that it may take time for Scott Allan to fit in with his team's way of playing and was also coy on whether the 23-year-old would feature in Wednesday night's Champions League qualifier against Malmo. (Sunday Herald)

Rangers midfielder Andrew Murdoch
New Rangers manager Mark Warburton thinks Andy Murdoch would benefit from a spell out on loan

Ronny Deila claims he was always confident that Celtic would secure the signature of Scott Allan despite interest from Old Firm rivals Rangers.(Sunday Mail)

Rangers are to send midfielder Andy Murdoch on loan despite the 20-year-old having been a regular in the first team last season. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says the Ibrox outfit are the perfect loan club for the hottest young talent in England because of their "huge home crowd, a world-class stadium and top training centre".(Sunday Mail)

Rangers loan recruit from Tottenham Hotspur, 19-year-old midfielder Nathan Oduwa, was sold on a move to Ibrox when he watched the club's win over St Mirren on Friday and could hardly see an empty seat in the 50,000-capacity stadium. (Scotland On Sunday)

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra, who will play against Rangers today, has decided to live locally rather than commute from the north-east of England after rejoining Alloa Athletic for a second spell with the part-time Scottish Championship club.(Sunday Herald)

Falkirk striker Botti Biabi
Falkirk have reportedly agreed a fee with Swansea to sell striker Botti Biabi

Falkirk striker Botti Biabi is on the verge of a transfer to Swansea City after the Scottish Championship club accepted a six-figure offer for the 19-year-old Londoner. (Falkirk Herald)

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has insisted that Scotland Under-21s were not neglected despite being nine months without a permanent manager between Billy Stark's departure and the promotion of Ricky Sbragia from the under-19 set-up.(Sunday Herald)

Dundee manager Paul Hartley believes Scott Bain is in with a chance of being called into the Scotland squad next month after the goalkeeper continued to impress this season. (Sun On Sunday, print edition)

Cardiff City have erased former manager Malky Mackay, who recently escaped puninshment from the FA over allegedly racist, sexist and homophobic text messages, from an upcoming book on the club's recent history. (Sunday Mirror, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors are poised to sign former Bath and Heriot's man Junior Bulumakau after the Fijian impressed in a 28-10 pre-season defeat by Clermont- Auvergne. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter believes his side can build on their 28-22 defeat by Ireland in Dublin after running close the side seeded second in the world. (Scotland On Sunday)

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter is concerned by injuries but heartened by an improvement in his side's performance against Ireland ahead of the Rugby World Cup.(Sunday Herald)

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