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Dundee United are chasing Mansfield centre-half Ryan Tafazoli, 22, to replace Gaving Gunning who has moved on to Birmingham. (Sun)

And Hull City have joined West Brom and West Ham on the list of clubs interested in Dundee United full-back Andy Robertson. (Sun)

Slovenia midfielder Nejc Pecnik, 28, says he is flattered to be linked with a move to Celtic. (Daily Record)

Atletico Madrid have narrowed down their hunt for a new goalkeeper to Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa or Celtic's Fraser Forster. (Daily Record)

Celtic and Rangers are keen on Norwegian teenager Andreas Vindheim who plays full-back or centre-half for Brann. (Various)

Released Hibs full-back Ryan Baptie, 19, has agreed a move to Inverness CT, subject to clearance. (Various)

Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson will miss the Championship opener against Rangers after picking up two bookings in a friendly with Ludogorets yesterday. (Various)

Wigan say that Under-18 coach John Doolan is leaving to become assistant manager at Hibs. (Wigan Evening Post)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist is stressing the need for a chief of football operations officer at Ibrox but says he knows nothing about an approach for Christian Nerlinger. (Various)

And McCoist will resist the temptation to fast-track Lewis Macleod back into his side, despite the teenage midfielder returning for the club's Highland tour after recovering from the virus that sidelined him last season. (Herald)

TV pundit and former Scotland defender Alan Hansen turned down a contract at Hibs as a 17-year-old to focus on his first sporting love, golf. (Daily Record)

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