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Rangers have declined to comment on fresh reports of potential Malaysian investment in the club, but Datuk Faizoull Bin Ahmad, who led a three-man delegation to Glasgow last week for meetings with Ibrox director and major shareholder Sandy Easdale, says that one of his unnamed colleagues is interested in purchasing the Glasgow outfit.(The Scotsman)external-link

Datuk Faizoull Bin Ahmad, the Malaysian businessman who met Sandy Easdale, chairman of Rangers' football board, has strongly rebutted claims from the Scottish Championship club that convicted fraudster Rafat Rizvi is his advisor. (The Herald)external-link

Datuk Faizoull Bin Ahmad says his Malaysian delegation were at Ibrox to discuss a possible youth development tie up with Malaysian Superleague club, Felda United, and not to bail out Rangers - and that he did not know the identity of Rafat Rizvi, who was pictured with the troubled Scottish club's director, Sandy Easdale.(Daily Record)external-link

Rangers team manager Ally McCoist has confirmed he spent "a few quid" on buying up shares in the club's open offer this month, when £3.13m was raised in their latest rights issue, falling short of their £4m target. (The Scotsman)external-link

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes, captain Mark Reynolds and full-back Shay Logan will be interviewed on Tuesday by the Scottish FA as part of a racist abuse case against Celtic midfielder Aleksandar Tonev.(Daily Record)external-link

Aberdeen's complaint that Celtic's Aleksandar Tonev racially abused full-back Shay Logan looks set to collapse over a lack of evidence. (Daily Express, print edition)

Scottish FA president Campbell Ogilvie remains optimistic that Scotland will be chosen on Friday to host matches at Euro 2020 despite Uefa describing the commercial aspect of its bid to host three group games and knockout match as "inadequate". (Daily Mail, print edition)

The Gibraltar Football Association is looking into the possibility of moving the European Championship qualifying fixture with Scotland to London, with officials claiming to be unhappy with security arrangements during their 7-0 defeat by Poland earlier this month in the Estadio Algarve in Faro, Portugal. (The Herald)external-link

St Mirren have suffered another setback after striker Steven Thompson was ruled out for 12 weeks with a groin injury for which he will undergo surgery on Saturday. (Daily Express, print edition)

Roofing company boss Hugh Clarke is in negotiations with current Ayr United owner Lachlan Cameron about buying the League One club and an agreement is close. (Daily Telegraph)external-link


Scotland will play host to another important vote on Thursday, when the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews decides whether it should admit women members. (The Scotsman)external-link

Kyle Coetzer's position as Scotland's long-term captain was placed in doubt when it was announced that Preston Mommsen will lead the side on their World Cup preparation tour to New Zealand and Australia later this month. (The Herald)external-link

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