Sunday's Scottish gossip
Celtic have initiated talks with Auxerre over the transfer of Willy Boly as manager Neil Lennon seeks a dominant centre-half.
Celtic will this week sign Maya Yoshida from Dutch club VVV Venlo, the Japanese defender having missed out on a move to Aston Villa and attracted interest from Southampton this summer.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has asked chief executive Peter Lawwell if he can spend some of the money from the sale to Swansea City of Ki Sung-Yeung on Rosenborg midfielder Markus Henriksen.
Huddersfield Town manager Simon Grayson hopes to land Dundee United striker Johnny Russell, despite the £2m price tag, with the Tannadice club keen to cash in before the 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer. Grayson also wants United winger Gary Mackay-Steven but might have to settle for one of his two targets.
Blackburn Rovers are looking at Southampton striker Rickie Lambert and forward Luke Moore of Swansea City after giving up their chase for Huddersfield Town's Scotland international, Jordan Rhodes.
Hibernian have targeted former Chelsea midfielder Tom Taiwo, who has turned down a new contract with Carlisle United, but are likely to fail in a bid to land Watford winger Craig Forsyth on loan.
New Rangers signing Sebastien Faure says manager Ally McCoist has told him the Ibrox side could be back in the Scottish Premier League within two years because of league reconstruction.
Stoke City will have to pay £500,000 for Rangers' United States international midfielder, Maurice Edu.
Birmingham City manager Lee Clark wants to hold talks with Morgaro Gomis about the midfielder's future amid rumours of a move to Rangers for the 27-year-old who has failed to win a regular place since arriving from Dundee United last summer.
West Brom manager Steve Clark is poised to send Scotland Under-21 midfielder Scott Allan out on loan again, the 20-year-old having been farmed out to Portsmouth last season after his switch from Dundee United.
Middlesbrough are keen sign Swansea City's Scottish striker, Stephen Dobbie.
Aberdeen midfielder Rob Milsom faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines after the latest in a long line of knee injuries.
Former Scotland defender David Robertson has taken over as coach of Phoenix City in the tier below the Major Soccer League in the United States.
Coach Ivan Lendl says Andy Murray is ready to break his Grand Slam duck at the US Open after becoming Olympic champion.