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It has been revealed that Dave King bought bought over 1m shares from River and Mercantile Asset Management on the same day he bought a 16% stake in Rangers. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers rejected American Robert Sarver's £18m buy-out offer but then asked the banker for a short-term loan to help them out of their financial troubles. (Star)

The SPFL summoned Rangers chief executive Derek Llambias to Hampden as they seek assurances the Ibrox club will not go under due to their cash problems. (Daily Record)

Former Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston has called on the SFA to investigate Mike Ashley's role at Rangers. (Herald)

Paul Quinn
Aberdeen are weighing up a January move for Ross County defender Paul Quinn

Valencia's Scottish assistant manager Ian Cathro is being lined up as the new head coach of Rangers. (Scottish Sun)

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer says club owner Mike Ashley should reveal his intentions regarding his interest in Rangers. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic are keen to sign Brescia's Libyan midfielder Ahmad Benali in January, and the 22-year-old could be allowed to leave by the cash-strapped Italian Serie B outfit. (Star)

Former Celtic midfielder Vidar Riseth insists current club boss Ronny Deila will know that Aberdeen can win the Premiership title, because he did so well with underdogs Stromsgodset in Norway. (Scottish Sun)

Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine says his league-leaders are in the title race for the long haul. (Scottish Sun)

Ross County defender Paul Quinn has emerged as a transfer target for Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes. (Scottish Sun)

Serbian striker Stefan Scepovic believes he is ready to prove his worth after scoring in Celtic's 2-0 win at Kilmarnock on Monday night. (Star)

Celtic are stepping up their bid to sign Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong. (Daily Record)

Kris Commons' agent Martin Reilly reckons his player should be "rewarded" with a longer term deal for quitting Scotland duty to focus on his club career. (Daily Record)

Ian Cathro
Ian Cathro has made his name as a coach with Valencia and is a possible target for Rangers

Hamilton full-back Stephen Hendrie is refusing to be side-tracked by speculation linking him with Celtic, QPR and West Ham United. (Scottish Sun)

New Hibernian signing Franck Dja Djedje has revealed former Easter Road defender Sol Bamba helped convince him to sign for the Edinburgh side. (Star)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson remains keen on the idea of taking over an Australian A-League club. (Daily Record)

Sheffield United have made an enquiry about Dundee United's Gary Mackay-Steven, who is out of contract in the summer. (Daily Mail)

Cardiff will monitor former Celtic youth player Islam Feruz's attitude before deciding whether to take him on loan from Chelsea. (Scottish Sun)

St Johnstone defender Tam Scobbie will make his long-awaited injury comeback in a bounce game this week. (Scottish Sun)

Striker John Baird is hoping to make a big impact at Falkirk after ending a disappointing spell at Queen of the South. (Scottish Sun)

Finn Russell
Finn Russell pinpointed John Barclay as the danger to Glasgow when Scarlets come to Scotstoun

New Ayr United manager Ian McCall has revealed Bolton boss Neil Lennon gave him a personal recommendation that helped him land the position. (Scottish Sun)

Scotland midfielder James Morrison is a shock transfer target for German Bundesliga club Schalke. (Scottish Sun)

Scotland youngster Ryan Gauld says double and triple training sessions with Sporting Lisbon are helping turn him into a better player. (Scottish Sun)


Glasgow's Finn Russell insists his side must stop former Warriors hero John Barclay to have a chance of beating Scarlets on Friday at Scotstoun. (Scottish Sun)

British Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan has backed head coach Vern Cotter to lead Scotland to the knockout stage of the Rugby World Cup, but he reckons the Six Nations will come too soon for the new-look Murrayfield men. (Daily Record)

Scot Laura Muir wants to transfer her terrific indoor form to cross country when she takes part in a special 1000m relay in Edinburgh this weekend. (The National)