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Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is to resume his pursuit of Scotland midfielder Shaun Maloney - backed by the biggest transfer budget of his time at Pittodrie. (Daily Mail)

"We are fighting genetics and a Scottish diet," says SFA performance director Malky MacKay. (Times, subscription required)

Rangers have had a third bid for Jamie Walker knocked back by Hearts as the Tynecastle club hold out for at least £1m. (Daily Record)

After Derek McInnes decided to stay at Aberdeen, Sunderland say they cannot give managerial candidates assurances over the future ownership of the club. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen are now set to begin negotiations with Derek McInnes on a new long-term deal. (Press & Journal)

Carlos Pena, Eduardo Herrera and Alfredo Morelos are all close to finalising their proposed moves to Rangers. (Herald, subscription required)

Jonny Hayes flew into Glasgow last night after completing a medical in London, with Celtic expected to announce his signing on Monday. (Sun)

Jonny Hayes (right) at Glasgow Airport
Hayes (right) arrives at Glasgow Airport with Celtic physio Tim Williamson

Celtic's hopes of signing Patrick Roberts permanently are dealt a blow, with the winger to be given chance to stake claim at Manchester City. (Daily Record)

Barnsley join Oxford United in race to sign up Partick Thistle defender Liam Lindsay. (Sun)

Rangers could make a fortune from signing target Alfredo Morelos, says former Motherwell star Simo Valakari who has seen the striker play in his native Finland. (Sun)

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele should stick it out for one more season with the Scottish champions, says former player John Hartson. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen target Sam Nicholson is on verge of a move to Minnesota United after the MLS franchise offer the Hearts attacker a contract. (Sun)

Goalkeeper Zander Clark is ready for another battle with Alan Mannus for a St Johnstone starting place. (The Courier)

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