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Celtic are closing in on a £3m deal for Ajax winger Derk Boerrigter. (Various)

Celtic's Champions League opponents Elfsborg have been caught up in a betting scandal over their 7-1 home win against Daugava in the previous qualifying round. (Record)

Former Motherwell striker Michael Higdon rejected offers from Russia and China to sign for NEC Nijmegen. (Sun)

Following his two-goal Rangers debut, midfielder Nicky Law says the Ibrox outfit mean business this season and believes they will be competitive in all four competitions.

Full story: Record

Former St Johnstone chairman Geoff Brown says the Europa League victory over Rosenborg was a "special result" in the club's 129-year history. (Record)

Elfsborg defender Johan Larsson insists they are good enough to beat Celtic in their Champions League qualifier. (Sun)

Stuart Armstrong believes Dundee United's new signing Nadir Ciftci will bamboozle Scottish Premiership defences this season with his dazzling skills. (Daily Express)

Partick Thistle left-back Aaron Taylor-Sinclair says the Scottish Premiership new boys are raring to go ahead of the season curtain-raiser against Dundee United. (Daily Mail)

Scotland midfielder James McArthur - who won the FA Cup final with Wigan at Wembley - hopes to add another win at the famous stadium when the Scots face England next month. (Daily Mail)

Elfsborg are continuing to play hardball over their decision to field on-loan Mo Bangura in Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Celtic. (Herald)

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon is delighted with new recruit and former Hearts left-back Danny Grainger, praising his "ability, experience and character". (Various)