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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have had a seven-figure bid for Finnish striker Teemu Pukki turned down by German side Schalke.

The Scottish champions are tracking the 23-year-old as an alternate option to primary target, Alfred Finnbogason of Heerenveen.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link

Meanwhile, Celtic forward Amido Balde, 22, has told goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 25, to turn down any move to Benfica.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)external-link

The Scottish Football Association hope to organise a Scotland v England match at Hampden in 2015, following the successful staging of Wednesday's meeting of the two sides at Wembley.

Full story: Guardianexternal-link

And Scotland coach Gordon Strachan has given his backing to a rematch.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Meanwhile, Strachan has told veteran Kenny Miller he is still Scotland's main striker.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Bus company owner Sandy Easdale has bought 1.2 million shares in Rangers, which may strengthen three key board members' bid to stay in position as other shareholders attempt to remove them.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link