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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has turned down a peerage and a seat in the House of Lords.

Boris Pandza, the Bosnian defender who had already dropped his wage demands by £2,000 per week, has been left angered by Rangers after being told that his contract with the club is on hold unless manager Ally McCoist can offload some of his fringe players because they have reached their player budget limit.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Rangers manager Ally McCoist will continue to assess trialists Hameur Bouazza and Mamady Sidibe in training and decide in the next two days whether to offer them contracts.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Dundee last night came to the aid of new Rangers signing Bilel Mohsni, providing a room so the Muslim could observe Ramadan ahead of the 1-1 friendly draw between the sides at Dens Park.

Full story: The Scotsman (print edition)

Ross County have made former Switzerland Under-21 striker Orhan Mustafi their ninth summer signing after securing the 23-year-old on loan from Grasshopper Zurich.

Full story: The Scotsman (print edition)

Kilmarnock have taken Estonia Under-21 striker Artur Rattel on trial after the 20-year-old scored five goals in nine games for Levadia Tallinn in his homeland.

The Heraldexternal-link

Hearts's administrator, BDO, has run up a bill of £189,000 for its first month of work at Tynecastle.

The Scotsmanexternal-link

Minsk coach Vadim Skripchenko has branded St Johnstone a tough-tackling, long-ball team ahead of the Perth side's visit to Grodno in Europa League qualifying.

Daily Mailexternal-link


The Scottish Saltires are likely to complete their YB40 campaign without an overseas player after batsman Tom Latham was recalled by New Zealand.

The Scotsmanexternal-link