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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are to join a long list of clubs keen on taking Ghana winger Christian Atsu on loan from Chelsea. (Daily Mail)

German trialists Thomas Konrad and Luka Tankulic impressed Dundee boss Paul Hartley in a 2-0 friendly win against Manchester City at Dens Park. (Various)

Following a surprise league loss, KR Reykjavik midfielder Atli Sigurjonsson says his team-mates have been too busy thinking about taking on Celtic this week. (Herald)

Celtic's World Cup trio Fraser Forster, Efe Ambrose and Emilio Izaguirre are all expected to feature in Tuesday's Champions League qualifier in Iceland. (Various)

Former Rangers youth Paul McShane, who has played in Iceland for more than 16 years, is warning Celtic to pay close attention to KR playmaker Oskar Hauksson. (Daily Express)

Groningen may be without summer signings Jarchinion Antonia and Martijn van der Laan for Thursday's Europa League meeting with Aberdeen, with the pair picking up injuries in a weekend friendly. (Herald)

Celtic winger Derk Boerrigter is ready to make an impact this season, saying his injury-hit debut campaign was like playing with the "handbrake on". (Various)

Hibs aim to sign former Falkirk striker Farid El Alagui, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Dundee United. (Sun)

Hibs striker Jason Cummings is not letting interest from Swansea upset his preparations for the new season. (Various)

Rangers striker Nicky Clark is determined to split up the potential attacking partnership of Kenny Miller and Kris Boyd who have returned to Ibrox this summer. (Various)

Hearts keeper Neil Alexander reckons his former Crystal Palace team-mate Osman Sow could be a great addition after the Swedish striker impressed as a trialist in the weekend win at East Fife. (Various)

Former Ajax and Porto star Benni McCarthy lined up for Whitehill Welfare for a one-off game yesterday, scoring in a 5-3 loss to Hamilton U20s. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Colin Montgomerie won the US Senior Open after a play-off with Gene Sauers in Edmond, Oklahoma. (Various)

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