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Werder Bremen's Marko Arnautovic has rejected the chance to join Celtic despite the clubs agreeing a £3.4m fee for the Austrian forward, with Herenveen's Alfred Finnbogason also unlikely to leave the Dutch club to join the Scottish champions.

Full story: Sunday Express

Werder Bremen forward Marko Arnautovic has revealed he has rebuffed the chance to sign for Celtic, who also suffered a blow when another target, Finland's Teemu Pukki, was suddenly promoted up Schalke 04's attacking pecking order.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Celtic are continuing to monitor Peterborough's Lee Tomlin after the striker had a transfer request rejected.

Full story: The People

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has asked for videos of Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven and plans to watch the Scotland squad player in action in the coming weeks.

Full story: The Sun

The FA in England shelved an idea to bring back the Scotland versus England fixture every other year after then Scotland manager George Burley rejected the offer to play a Wembley friendly in May 2009.

Full story: Sunday Post

Scotland striker Steven Fletcher will return to action next month, the Sunderland player having sat on the sidelines since March through injury.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Scotland midfielder Barry Bannan says he knew he had become an outcast at Aston Villa when manager Paul Lambert handed him squad number 42 for this season.

Full story: The Sun

Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes looks likely to stay with Blackburn Rovers after manager Gary Bowyer said the 23-year-old, linked with Newcastle United, is not for sale.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott has told Middlesbrough they are wasting their time bidding for Scotland striker Ross McCormack.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Scotland midfielder Liam Bridcutt has undergone surgery on the groin injury that ruled the Brighton player out of the midweek friendly against England.

Full story: Sunday Mail

McGills Buses owners James and Sandy Easdale are the only large shareholders prepared to align themselves with Charles Green ahead of Rangers' board meeting on Tuesday, when the former chief executive's role as a club consultant will be called into question.

Full story: Sunday Herald

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has added his voice to those urging Uefa to regionalise the Europa League after Motherwell and St Johnstone were faced with loss-making long-haul journeys.

Full story: The Sun

Celtic fans have been warned that they face 10 days in jail if they are caught letting off flares in Kazakhstan next week when their team face Shakhter Karagandy.

Full story: The Sun

Former Uganda coach Bobby Williamson is close to leading Gor Mahia to their first Kenyan league title in 18 years, his side having a five point lead with 11 games remaining.

Full story: Sunday Post

Former Dundee and Hibernian striker Mikael Antoine Curier has been offered a contract by Hamilton Academical after a two-day trial.

Full story: The Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

World number two Andy Murray insists his early exit in Cincinnati will help fine-tune his game as he prepares to defend his US Open title at Flushing Meadows next week.

Full story: Sunday Mail

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