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Dorus de Vries is fired up for a fierce battle with Craig Gordon for Celtic's number one shirt after the veteran Dutchman signed a two-year deal yesterday. (Various)

Boss Brendan Rodgers has declared De Vries a serious contender to Gordon as first-choice goalkeeper. (Various)

Turkish outfit Trabzonspor will step up their bid to land Rangers star James Tavernier this week. (Scottish Sun)

James Tavernier in action for Rangers in their friendly with Burnley
James Tavernier scored 15 goals for Rangers last season - a club record for a defender

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has sidestepped speculation that Preston striker Joe Garner is set for a £1m switch and says there has been no official contact from Trabzonspor over a possible £2.5m move for James Tavernier. (Sunday Times, newspaper edition)

Andy Halliday insists second place won't be good enough for Rangers in the Premiership title race this season. (Sunday Mail)

Greg Stewart has set his sights on winning promotion to the Premier League after leaving Dundee to join Birmingham City for £500,000. (Scottish Sun, newspaper edition)

Brendan Rodgers admits he would have preferred to play a Scottish Premiership game yesterday, instead of a glamour friendly with Inter Milan in Ireland. (Scotland on Sunday)

Dundee defender Darren O'Dea has backed ref Craig Thomson's decision not to send off Rangers' Harry Forrester. (Various)

Hapoel hitman Anthony Nwakaeme believes if they can overcome their nerves they can knock Celtic out of the Champions League. (Sunday Mail, newspaper edition)

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has urged Jordan Thompson to make the most of his loan spell at Raith Rovers and prove he can make it at Ibrox. (Scottish Sun, newspaper edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Laura Muir is ready to live up to the billing as the "next Paul Radcliffe/Kelly Holmes" given to her by her coach three years ago. (Sunday Mail, newspaper edition)

Katie Archibald wants to dye her hair from purple to gold after her superhuman effort helped the Brits strike team pursuit gold last night. (Sunday Mail, newspaper edition)

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