Cardiff City have ended their interest in Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.
And Southampton are now favourites to sign the Kenya international.
Meanwhile, former Wolves defender Steven Mouyokolo has earned a one-year deal at Celtic after impressing on trial.
Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster insists the nine-year television contract he has secured with overseas broadcasters justifies his appointment to the role.
Former Hearts player Saulius Mikoliunas has criticised the Tynecastle tenure of Vladimir Romanov for his stewardship of the club, highlighting the majority shareholder's "ego" as a problem.
Chairman Ian Murray of the Foundation of Hearts, a fans group hoping to buy the club out of administration, has predicted other bidders will drop their interest before next Friday's deadline for offers.
But Gordon McKie, who is heading a separate consortium keen on Hearts, insists his group will only continue their bid if they can agree a partnership with the Foundation of Hearts.
Rangers have taken former Southend defender Bilel Mohsni on trial.
Andy Murray, who is bidding to reach the Wimbledon final, has described advice given to him by Sir Alex Ferguson as "gold dust" ahead of the semi-final against Jerzy Janowicz.