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Rangers shareholder Dave King will outline his vision for the future of the club today at a media conference in Glasgow city centre, where he is set to confront the challenges facing the club, now under the grip of Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley. (Daily Record)

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct is facing a claim for millions of pounds from nearly 300 workers who were left out of a multi-million bonus scheme because they were on zero-hours contracts. (The Herald)

New Rangers signing Remi Streete last night insisted that he and his four Newcastle United team-mates - Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana, Shane Ferguson and Kevin Mbabu - were not forced to relocate to Ibrox by Magpies owner and Rangers shareholder Mike Ashley.(The Scotsman)

Rangers are looking to sign an out-of-contract player in addition to the five loan additions arriving from Newcastle United. (Daily Telegraph, print edition)

Kieran Sadlier
Kieran Sadlier is being linked with St Mirren after being released by West Ham

Defender Remie Streete is confident his loan switch to Rangers from Newcastle United will not be blocked because of Fifa rules.(Daily Record)

French striker Mickael Antoine-Curier could be in line for a move to China after the 31-year-old was released by Hamilton Academical. (The Sun, print edition)

St Mirren are hoping to sign Republic of Ireland Under-21 forward Kieran Sadlier after the 20-year-old was released by West Ham United. (The Sun, print edition)

Motherwell completed a late £50,000 move to sign Kidderminster Harriers winger Marvin Johnson thanks to the backing of new owner Les Hutchison. (Daily Express, print edition)

Manager Alan Stubbs believes Hibernian's refusal to part with prize asset Scott Allan amid deadline-day interest from Dundee United represents a "statement of intent" from the Scottish Championship club.(The Scotsman)

Midfielder Darren Fletcher has revealed that Scotland team-mate James Morrison persuaded him to move to West Brom from Manchester United. (The Herald)

Darren Fletcher, who joined West Brom on Monday, says Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal wanted him to stay at Old Trafford.(The Sun)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Josh Meekings has been left frustrated by the failure to agree a new contract beyond the summer while team-mates Billy Mckay and Graeme Shinnie have secured moves to Wigan Athletic and Aberdeen respectively. (Daily Record)

Mickael Antoine-Curier
Mickael Antoine-Curier is reportedly considering a move to China after being released by Hamilton

Dundee have called in an interpreter to help 25-year-old Bulgarian defender Kostadin Gadzhalov settle in at Dens Park. (The Sun, print edition)

Megan McFadden, who played for Celtic Under-20s women's team, has had her playing career with the club cut short over sectarian comments made on her Facebook page. (Daily Record)

League Two club East Fife have moved to quell suggestions they could be forced into administration after accounts until May referred to severe cash pressure on the Methil outfit despite lucrative fixtures against Rangers and Fife rivals Dunfermline Athletic. (Daily Express, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

The sale of broadcasting rights for the Open Championship to Sky Sports has been attacked by Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott, who chairs a cross-party group in the Scottish Parliament on golf, as a "retrograde step", with fears that the loss of the contract by the BBC will damage the future of the sport in Scotland. (The Scotsman)

Money was not solely behind the R&A's decision to sell exclusive live rights for the Open Championship to Sky Sports, chief executive Peter Dawson has insisted. (The Scotsman)

Former world champion Ricky Burns is close to securing a fight with WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa in Las Vegas. (The Herald)

British basketball could land a multi-million pound investment that might transform the sport from top to bottom despite fears that it could put existing clubs, Glasgow Rocks included, out of business. (The Herald)

Glasgow Rocks could receive a cash boost as talks began between British basketball and an American investor. (The Sun, print edition)

France hooker Benjamin Kayser has hailed Vern Cotter's international impact and fears his old club boss could inspire Scotland to a shock win in Saturday's Six Nations opener between the nations. (The Herald)

Scotland's ski centres are stepping up their challenge against Europe's top resorts after a £5.5m cash boost.(The Scotsman)

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