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Celtic will offer goalkeeper Craig Gordon a bumper new deal to fend off interest from Chelsea, who are ready to launch a second offer. (Daily Mail)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers tells Gordon, 34, 'you're a Champions League keeper, not a training goalie'. (Sun)

Rangers have had a £250,000 offer for Port Vale goalkeeper Jak Alnwick accepted, with the 23-year-old to replace Matt Gilks, who is set to join Wigan. (Herald)

Head coach Ian Cathro admits Hearts had to move quickly to sign up striker Dylan Bikey ahead of Edinburgh rivals Hibernian. (Sun)

Striker Martyn Waghorn says Rangers team-mate Kenny Miller has had more influence on him than Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole did when he was a youngster at Sunderland. (The Times)

Celtic teenager Kristoffer Ajer, on loan at Kilmarnock, says he learned more in six months training under Brendan Rodgers than he did in three years of top-flight football in Norway. (Daily Record)

Former Rangers midfielder Ian Durrant is joining Dumbarton as assistant to manager Steven Aitken. (Various)

Hibernian boss Neil Lennon reckons young players are too soft and over-coached, with Scottish football becoming "sanitised". (Scotsman)

Dundee United midfielder Charlie Telfer is urging his team-mates to win their remaining 15 Championship games to seal promotion. (The Courier)

Celtic striker Michael Duffy is a target for Dundalk in his native Ireland after a loan spell at Dundee was cut short. (Sun)

MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps want former Celtic scout John Park to be their new global head of recruitment. (Sun, print edition)

Reports in Turkey say Wolves boss Paul Lambert is preparing a £1m offer to sign former Dundee United left-back Barry Douglas from Konyaspor . (Daily Record)

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