Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Van Dijk, Allan, Rangers

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Celtic assistant boss John Collins has admitted the club's hopes of retaining defender Virgil van Dijk hinge on Champions League progress. (Various)

Rangers will test Hibernian's resolve with a third bid for playmaker Scott Allan. (Various)

Boyhood Rangers fan Allan will hold talks with the Easter Road outfit today to submit a transfer request.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Former Hearts boss Anatoly Korobochka claims he was sacked at Tynecastle because he refused to pick Vladimir Romanov in a friendly against Barcelona. (Various)

Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack
Scott Severin tips Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack to guide them to the group stage of the Europa League

Motherwell have targeted Celtic midfielder Jackson Irvine as Ian Baraclough seeks to further strengthen his squad ahead of the new Premiership campaign.

Full story: Scottish Sun

Scott Severin is confident Ryan Jack can emulate his achievement by captaining Aberdeen to the group stage of the Europa League. Severin guided the Dons to the last 32 of the Uefa Cup in 2008 before losing to Bayern Munich in the last 32 of the competition. (Various)

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs hopes to strengthen his squad this week as he runs the rule over former Rangers midfielder Rhys McCabe.

Full story: Daily Record

Striker Lee Miller is still searching for a new club as he faces the prospect of being without a club for the first time in 15 seasons. Released by Kilmarnock earlier this summer, the 32-year-old said: "I will speak to anybody. My options are open and I'm a free agent."

Full story: Daily Record

Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has told Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata he can earn a recall to the national side by impressing in the Champions League.

Striker Lee Miller
Striker Lee Miller faces the prospect of being without a club for the first time in 15 seasons

Full story: Daily Express

Rangers boss Mark Warburton insists he won't spend his transfer budget on veterans as he seeks promotion to the top flight in his first season in charge. (Various)

Qarabag have suffered a blow ahead of the first leg of their Champions League qualifier against Celtic after midfielder Afran Ismyilov was ruled out of the trip to Glasgow because of visa problems. (Various)

Former Hearts winger Andrew Driver has joined Dutch outfit De Graafschap on a one-year deal. (Various)

Kairat Almaty boss Vladimir Weiss says his side are ready to face Aberdeen in the Europa League after resting a host of players for the 3-1 win at FC Tobol which took them to the top of their domestic league.

Full story: The Herald

OTHER GOSSIP

A six-strong Scottish contingent will tee up in the Ricoh Women's British Open at Turnberry later this week after Carly Booth and Vikki Laing came through qualifying.

Full story: The Scotsman

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