Monday's Scottish gossip

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Sporting Gijon's Serbian striker Stefan Scepovic has pulled out of a £2.4m move to Celtic at the last minute, telling the Scottish champions he would prefer to stay in Spain. (Various)

The former Ajax striker Patrick Kluivert has "110%" ruled himself out of the running for the manager's job at Ross County. (Various)

Aberdeen have dismissed suggestions that midfielder Barry Robson could fill the post vacated by Derek Adams, saying "neither Barry or the manager (Derek McInnes) have any knowledge of any interest" from the Staggies. (Scotsman)

County's caretaker manager Steve Ferguson has been told to proceed with signings on transfer deadline day, with Michael Gardyne to sign on loan from Dundee United until January and Darren Barr to join for the rest of the season. (Daily Express)

Celtic have told defender Virgil van Dijk to stay at home on transfer deadline day after the club made it clear to him that they would not allow him to leave. (Daily Record, The Sun)

Scotland captain Darren Fletcher, 31, says he has no intention of ending his international career after the Euro 2016 campaign. (Daily Record, The Sun)

Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong has played his last match for Scotland's Under-21s - an ankle injury has forced the 22-year-old captain of Billy Stark's team to pull out of the games against Slovakia and Luxembourg. (The Sun)


Rory McIlroy and Paul Lawrie have tweeted their support for Stephen Gallacher's inclusion in the Ryder Cup squad, after the Bathgate golfer missed out on automatic selection by finishing just one stroke short at the Italian Open. Captain Paul McGinley has three wildcard picks to announce on Tuesday. (Daily Mail)

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