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Scottish football continues to operate on the edge of a "financial precipice" despite clubs cutting wage bills, according to a survey from accountants BDO. (Scotsman)

Heerenveen reject a £4.5m offer from German outfit Augsburg for Celtic target Alfie Finnbogason, with Lazio also interested in the striker. (Daily Record)

Assistant manager Mark McGhee admits Scotland still fear Wayne Rooney even though the England striker is only "half fit". (Various)

Aberdeen boss hopes new midfield signing Barry Robson will be fit to return from a knee injury after next month's international break. (Daily Express)

Celtic midfielder Jackson Irvine is poised to join Kilmarnock on a season-long loan. (Daily Mail)

Midfielder Borja Perez has left Kilmarnock to sign for Spanish second tier side Tenerife. (Various)

St Johnstone have signed up 18-year-old defender Alex Kitchen following his release from Newcastle. (Daily Record)

A mystery buyer yesterday snapped up two million shares in Rangers for almost £840,000. (Daily Mail)

Goalkeeper Steve Simonsen, who was with Dundee last season, is on trial with Rangers as manager Ally McCoist seeks an experienced back-up for Cammy Bell. (Daily Record)

Hearts administrators BDO have been told by the club's creditors to carry on with their efforts to agree a Company Voluntary Arrangement. (Various)

Former Scotland boss Craig Brown hopes veteran striker Kenny Miller gets the chance to face England for the first time during Wednesday's friendly at Wembley. (Various)

England manager Roy Hodgson insists Celtic keeper Fraser Forster remains in his thoughts despite not selecting him for this week's game. (Various)

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