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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is considering signing Kolo Toure, the 35-year-old central defender he signed for Liverpool but who has left the English Premier League club this summer. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Brendan Rodgers, who has inherited a surplus of midfielders, has told some players they are free to leave Celtic, with Kris Commons being warned that he must adapt to the new manager's style once he recovers from a back injury. (Mail On Sunday, print edition)

Manager Brendan Rodgers believes Celtic will be in pole position to sign Patrick Roberts permanently if the winger leaves Manchester City because the 19-year-old is currently on loan with the Scottish champions.(Sunday Mail)

Manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that midfielders Tom Rogic and Stefan Johansen, who have a year left on their contracts and have been linked with others clubs, will have a part to play in his new-look Celtic side. (Sunday Express)

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila thinks Kristoffer Ajer could become a top defender despite having signing the 18-year-old this summer from Start as a midfielder. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

Kolo Toure in action for Liverpool
Former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is a possible signing for Celtic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says that none of the players he has inherited can be sure of their place in his starting line-up as the team is more important than individuals. (Sunday Post)

Norwich City manager Alex Neil, who signed Michael McGovern while at Hamilton Academical, is ready to offer the 31-year-old free agent a contract after the goalkeeper starred for Northern Ireland at the Euro 2016 finals. (Sunday People, print edition)

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson is to hold talks with Viktor Noring, who has most recently been with Danish club Lyngby, about a move to Tynecastle after the 25-year-old Swedish goalkeeper impressed as a trialist in a 1-1 draw against Cowdenbeath. (Scotland On Sunday)

Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes has informed manager Derek McInnes he has no intention of leaving Pittodrie during the current transfer window despite rumours of a switch to Rotherham United or Wigan Athletic for the 28-year-old.(Aberdeen Evening Express)

Alejandro Bedoya has urged Rangers to sign 34-year-old defender Oguchi Onyewu, believing that his former United States team-mate, who is on trial with the Ibrox club, could be as influential as Madjid Bougherra was while the Nantes winger was with the Glasgow club. (Sunday Post)

Mark Warburton admits that he has much to learn about Rangers' Scottish Premiership rivals, but the manager is reluctant to change his policy of last season, when he was rarely spotted scouting his side's Championship opponents.(Sunday Mail)

Oguchi Onyewu signs for QPR
Former QPR defender Oguchi Onyewu is on trial with Rangers

The Rangers First supporters' group has been left in turmoil after three influential ­figures quit in a row over management, with former Labour MP Brian Donohoe resigning amid concerns about governance and fellow directors Kelly ­Johnstone and Peter Ewart also leaving. (Sunday Mail)

Josh Windass is fed up being compared to his father, Dean, the former Aberdeen, Bradford City and Hull City and is determined to make a name for himself after joining Rangers from Accrington Stanley.(Scotland On Sunday)

Midfielder Josh Windass, the 22-year-old who has joined Rangers from Accrington Stanley, is hoping to follow the lead of England striker Jamie Vardy by overcoming being rejected by Huddersfield Town and doing £50-a-day shifts on construction sites while in non-league football to forge a top-flight career. (Sunday Mail)

New Kilmarnock defender Josh Webb has taken inspiration from former Celtic midfielder Stiliyan Petrov, who has battled back from cancer to train with the Aston Villa first team, as he looks to improve after leaving the English Premier League club.(Sunday Herald)

The City Arena in Trnava has been chosen to host Scotland's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on 11 October. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Defender Mark Connolly rejected offers from Scottish clubs before signing for Crawley Town after the 24-year-old's release by Kilmarnock. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland international Emily Maguire has revealed the devastation she felt after being left out of Great Britain's Olympic hockey squad.(Sunday Herald)

Laura Muir has embarked on a pre-Rio altitude training camp after securing her place in Great Britain's Olympic team at 1,500m. (Sunday Herald)

Ross Murdoch secured a hat-trick of breaststroke titles at the Scottish Championships in Glasgow as his swansong before heading to Rio with the British Olympic team.(Sunday Herald)

Paul Lawrie admits that, with the exception of US-based Russell Knox, Scottish golfers have been underperforming this season and hopes they can return to form at the Scottish Open. (Sunday Herald)

With teenagers having won the last two majors, Pamela Pretswell feels like a veteran at the age of 27 as she prepares to make her debut on American soil in the US Women's Open.(Sunday Herald)

New Afghanistan coach Lalchand Rajput is relishing a return to Scotland this week as his side face an ODI double header on Monday and Wednesday against the nation he represented as a player. (Sunday Herald)

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