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Celtic are keen to capture Dutch defender Mitchell Dijks from Willem II in a £900,000 deal this summer. (Sun - subscription required)

Bournemouth hope to sign 29-year-old Celtic and Scotland defender Charlie Mulgrew this summer for a relatively small fee as his contract ends next year. (Times - subscription needed)

Everton are considering a £1m move for Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack.(Sun - subscription required)

Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack
Could Jack be heading to Goodison Park?

Rangers manager Stuart McCall is confident shareholder Dave King will pass the Scottish FA's fit and proper person test and assume the role of chairman.

King's tax convictions in South Africa and his previous role on the Ibrox board prior to the club's insolvency in 2012 have created obstacles.(Daily Express)

Meanwhile, McCall believes the rules over bookings favour Premiership clubs in the end-of-season play-offs, as the team finishing second-bottom of the top flight only have one round to play, while Championship clubs have up to three rounds.(Scotsman)

And McCall has again urged fans not to boo individual players after Rangers captain Lee McCulloch was targeted by fans during last weekend's draw with Falkirk. (Daily Mail)

Robbie Neilson and Neil Alexander
Robbie Neilson and Neil Alexander have helped Hearts win promotion

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson, who led his side to the Championship title, should be Scotland's manager of the year, according to Tynecastle goalkeeper Neil Alexander.(Scotsman)

Celtic forward Kris Commons insists he has never considered Aberdeen a threat to the Scottish Premiership's pursuit of this season's title.(Daily Express)

Commons insists Celtic, who could be confirmed as champions this weekend, had it won from the outset.(Daily Record)


Edinburgh wing Tim Visser, who is joining Harlequins this summer, is determined to leave the Scottish club as a trophy-winner by beating Gloucester in Friday evening's European Challenge Cup final against Gloucester. (Scotsman)

Edinburgh wing Tim Visser
Visser is Edinburgh's record try scorer

And victory for Edinburgh at the Twickenham Stoop would rank alongside the European trophy successes of Scottish football clubs in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, according to Visser. (Herald)

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