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Celtic are lining up a move for Manchester City midfielder Olivier Ntcham, a 21-year-old French attacking midfielder who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Genoa. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen are edging closer to a deal for Motherwell top scorer Louis Moult, with the Fir Park club rejecting a £400,000 offer. (Sun)

Hibs could move for Hamilton Accies playmaker Ali Crawford, 25, after missing out on Cambridge star Luke Berry. (Sun)

Hibs knocked back an offer for John McGinn from Ipswich earlier this summer because it was "nowhere near" the club's valuation of the midfielder, says manager Neil Lennon. (Daily Record)

Midfielder Fraser Fyvie, who turned down a contract extension with Hibs, has been offered the chance to play in La Liga with Las Palmas. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Out-of-the-picture Rangers defender Rob Kiernan is a target for MK Dons, managed by former Hearts boss Robbie Neilson. (Sun)

Motherwell striker Louis Moult
Will Aberdeen succeed in their pursuit of Louis Moult?

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is backing defender Dedryck Boyata to recover from knee ligament damage and win a place in Belgium's World Cup squad. (Daily Mail)

Hearts striker Esmael Goncalves believes being similar characters off the pitch will allow him and Kyle Lafferty to flourish on it. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Former Scotland and Hearts boss George Burley believes Rangers' decision to appoint Pedro Caixinha was the wrong one. (Daily Record)

Scotland winger Oliver Burke could be sold by RB Leipzig this summer if the price is right. (Daily Record)

Siroki Brijeg manager Goran Sablic has no fears about the Bosnians' trip to Pittodrie next Thursday, saying "we have a good young team and playing the second leg at home is an advantage". (Daily Express, print edition)

A Dundee United deal for released Ross County defender Paul Quinn may depend on players leaving Tannadice. (The Courier)

Hibs fans are planning a tribute to Bradley Lowery, who lost his battle with a rare cancer, during Sunday's friendly with Sunderland. The young football fan, six, captured the hearts of the nation as a Black Cats' mascot. (Scotsman)

OTHER SPORT

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray admits to fitness concerns after yesterday's thrilling third round win over Fabio Fognini. (Guardian)

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