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Rangers manager Mark Warburton has identified 24-year-old Scotland centre-half Grant Hanley, who is under contract with Blackburn Rovers until 2018 and could command a £3m transfer fee, as the man he wants to stiffen his defence for next season's Scottish Premiership campaign. (The Times, print edition)

Fulham winger Ben Pringle, 26, has sounded out his former Rotherham United team-mate, Kirk Broadfoot, the former Rangers defender, about an approach to sign for the Scottish Championship title winners this summer, but the Glasgow club have been priced out of a move for Kevin McDonald with Wolves wanting £1m for the midfielder. (Daily Express, print edition)

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has hinted that 27-year-old Scottish midfielder Kevin McDonald, who is a target for Rangers, will leave the English Championship club having fallen out of favour in recent months.(Express and Star)external-link

Sheffield United are weighing up a summer move for Rangers midfielder Nicky Law, the 28-year-old who is out of contract this summer and who started his career with the Blades. (The Sun, print edition)

Grant Hanley in action for Scotland
Scotland defender Grant Hanley is being linked with Rangers

Rangers are moving in on Liverpool's former Under-19s captain, midfielder Jordan Rossiter, who has stalled on signing a new contract after making only three first-team appearances.(Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United have beaten Rangers and Liverpool to the signature of 17-year-old Wisla Krakow goalkeeper Kacper Chorazka. (The Sun) external-link

Rangers captain Lee Wallace believes that manager Mark Warburton is destined for a job in England's Premier League.(Daily Express)external-link

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has urged Rangers supporters to break the 42,500 record for tickets sales this summer, with nearly 38,000 having already made their purchases. (The Herald)external-link

Rangers full-back Lee Wallace insists that his side will not be ring rusty in the Scottish Cup final despite their league season having already finished with four games without a victory.(The Scotsman)external-link

Former Rangers midfielder Alejandro Bedoya claims that his car was attacked by Celtic fans in Glasgow and that he was shocked by the divide between fans of the rival clubs. (Daily Record)external-link

Matthew Knox, the 16-year-old Livingston midfielder who is in signing talks with Rangers, has admitted he is a Celtic fan whose hero is Henrik Larsson but insists it would not prevent him signing for their Glasgow rivals.(Daily Record)external-link

Roy Keane
Roy Keane is reportedly saying he would not talk to Celtic until after the Euro 2016 finals

Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane has revealed that he would only consider accepting the Celtic manager's job until after the Euro 2016 finals, when his contract is due to expire, and only if the Scottish champions make the first move. (Daily Record)external-link

Celtic have sounded out Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane over their soon-to-be-vacant managerial position as they seek a swift appointment ahead of this summer's Champions League qualifying games.(The Herald)external-link

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has become the new red-hot favourite with bookmakers to become Celtic boss after Ronny Deila stands down at the end of the season. (Daily Record)external-link

Former Bolton Wanderers, Burnley and St Johnstone manager Owen Coyle has been told results must improve fast with his Houston Dynamo side bottom of the Major League Soccer's Western Conference.(Deadline News)external-link

Outgoing Celtic manager Ronny Deila is being considered by Danish club Brondby as their head coach. (TV3 Sport)external-link

Frank Nuttall, who led Gor Mahia to the Kenyan title last season, would welcome a manager's job in Scotland after being dismissed by Zamalek in Egypt along with team boss Alex McLeish.(The National)external-link

All but Sean Dillon, Scott Fraser, Simon Murray, Luis Zwick and Blair Spittal have been told they can leave Dundee United if they find another club after eight players were told they will not be offered new contracts after relegation was confirmed. (The Courier)external-link

Ben Pringle in action for Ipswich Town
Ben Pringle, who was on loan to Ipswich Town from Fulham, is being linked with Rangers

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has set an early deadline for his transfer dealings and wants his summer signings in place for the start of the Europa League campaign on 30 June.(Press and Journal)external-link

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre, who signed 13 players as 16 departed last summer, is not planning wholesale summer changes at the end of the current season. (Press and Journal)external-link

St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson is in talks about a contract extension despite having another year of his current deal still to run.(Daily Record)external-link


Champions and frontrunners Glasgow Warriors have secured their spot in the Pro12 play-offs, but forward Josh Strauss says the prize of a home semi-final means they go into Saturday's match at second-placed Connacht treating it as a knockout game.(The Scotsman)external-link

Edinburgh forward Stuart McInally is baffled by his side's slide down the Pro12 table. (The Scotsman)external-link

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