Scottish Gossip: Sviatchenko, Falk, Celtic, O'Halloran, Rangers

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Celtic have swooped to recruit Midtjylland centre-half Erik Sviatchenko and hope to capture another Dane, attacking midfielder Rasmus Falk from Odense.(Mail on Sunday)external-link

Sviatchenko has undergone a medical at Celtic Park. (Scotland on Sunday)external-link

The Scottish champions stole a march on Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion to seal a £1.5m deal for the Denmark international.(Sunday Mail)external-link

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has refused to be drawn on the club's pursuit of St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran but the Ibrox manager did say the club were "very close" to agreeing deals for two players. (Scotland on Sunday)external-link

Warburton admits he's on the verge of a double swoop in the transfer market.(Sunday Mail)external-link

The Scottish Championship leaders are thought to be finalising moves for O'Halloran and Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga. (Sunday Herald)external-link

The Ibrox side hope to complete deals for O'Halloran and Diagouraga this week.(Sun)external-link

Meanwhile, Warburton wants the Scottish Professional Football League to rethink its fixture calendar. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Hibernian hope to complete a loan deal for Celtic forward Anthony Stokes within the next 48 hours and the Easter Road side are also considering bringing another former player back to the club - Kevin Thomson, who could join in a player/coach capacity.(Scotland on Sunday)external-link

Scotland are expected to play France in June in what will be the latter's final warm-up game before hosting Euro 2016. (Sunday Express, print edition)

Scot and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, 74, would be willing to help Ryan Giggs if Louis van Gaal loses his job.(People)external-link