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The agent of Club Brugge defender Brandon Mechele claims Celtic have a "concrete interest" in the 22-year-old. (Sun / Daily Record)

Aberdeen are lining up a loan move for Red Star Belgrade's English striker Josh Parker. (Times)

The Dons are considering loaning out forward Lawrence Shankland, with St Mirren and Dumbarton keen on the 20-year-old. (The National)

Partick Thistle are giving a trial to American-born Montenegro U19 international defender Ronaldo Rudovic. (Sun)

Dundee owner Tim Keyes thinks the derby red card for manager Paul Hartley was "crazy" and says it would never have happened in his native United States. (Sun)

Dundee striker Greg Stewart reckons Dens Park goalkeeper Scott Bain is a Scotland star in the making. (Daily Express)

Kallum Higginbotham says Kilmarnock were spurred on by John Collins' controversial comments after he dinked in an audacious late penalty in last night's 2-2 draw with champions Celtic. (Various)

And Higginbotham thinks other Premiership clubs will be similarly fired-up by the Celtic assistant manager's disparaging remarks on the standard of Scottish football. (Various)

Attacking midfielder Michael Gardyne reckons Ross County have never had a stronger squad. (Sun)

St Johnstone have released Dylan Easton, the 21-year-old former Berwick striker who became an internet sensation when a head-tennis challenge went viral. (Various)

Rangers are set to take two Tottenham youngsters on loan, with defender Dominic Ball ready to move to Ibrox along with midfielder Nathan Oduwa. (Various)

Lee Miller is training with Falkirk as the 32-year-old former Aberdeen and Kilmarnock striker searches for a new club. (Scotsman)

Arbroath have taken Rangers midfielder Darren Ramsay on loan. (Daily Record)

West Brom are to make another bid for Scotland and Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall, having previously failed with a £4.5m offer. (Daily Mail)

Derby midfielder Craig Bryson is a doubt for Scotland's double header against Georgia and Germany next month after stretching knee ligaments. (Scotsman)


Michael Leask made 119 as a Scotland XI go into the the final day of their clash with MCC in a strong position at Titwood, Glasgow. (Scotsman)

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