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Celtic reach agreement with Israeli side Bnei Yehuda to sign 21-year-old Ivorian midfielder Ismaila Soro for £2m. (STV)

AC Milan are considering a potential bid for either Hearts 17-year-old Aaron Hickey or Wigan Athletic 22-year-old Anthonee Robinson as a replacement for full-back Ricardo Rodriguez, who is being allowed to move to Fenerbahce. (Sky Sports via

Celtic target Fabricio Bruno is a free agent after the 23-year-old centre-half paid Cruzeiro 500,000 Brazilian dollars to terminate his contract in return for withdrawing his legal action against the club. (Globo Esporte via Daily Record)

Patryk Klimala, who has signed for Celtic from Jagiellonia Bialystok for a fee of £3.5m, has claimed that he knocked back a host of offers from other clubs, including big clubs in Italy, to join the Scottish champions, (The Herald)

A transfer bid from Queens Park Rangers for Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland is likely to be sanctioned if he impresses for Dundee United against Hibernian, with the English Championship club's director of football, Les Ferdinand, due to watch their Scottish Cup tie. (Daily Record)

Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty is poised to join English League One club Sunderland on loan. (The Scotsman)

Rangers winger Jamie Murphy, the 30-year-old who has struggled for games since recovering from a serious knee injury, is poised to join English League One club Burton Albion on loan. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen are on the verge of sealing a five-figure transfer to sign 18-year-old Ross County midfielder Mark Gallagher on a two-and-a-half year contract. (Daily Star, print edition)

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross may be forced into the transfer market after midfielder Stevie Mallan was ruled out for two months through injury. (Scottish Sun)

Stranraer coach Frank McKeown says his side's Scottish Cup tie with Rangers can fund the League One strugglers for years. (Glasgow Evening Times)

The Scottish Professional Football League could face a major fixture dilemma over Rangers' postponed Scottish Premiership meeting with St Johnstone if Steven Gerrard's men reach the last eight of the Europa League with no midweek slots available before the league is due to split into two for the final round of fixtures. (Scottish Sun)

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