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Manager Brendan Rodgers will attempt to plug Celtic's injury-hit defence by making a move to sign 24-year-old centre-half Shane Duffy, who was sent off in Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 defeat by France on Sunday, from Blackburn Rovers.(Daily Express)external-link

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose could be called up as an over-age player by Nigeria for the Olympics in Rio, meaning he might not be available for his club's Champions League qualifiers. (The Herald)external-link

Goalkeeper Michael McGovern, the 31-year-old who is out of contract with Hamilton Academical at the end of June, hopes to agree a contract with a new club this week now that Northern Ireland have exited the Euro 2016 finals. (Daily Record, print edition)

Niall McGinn, who was part of the Northern Ireland squad who bowed out of the Euro 2016 finals on Sunday against Wales, has been told to report back for training on Tuesday by Aberdeen as they prepare to face Luxembourg side Fola Esch in Thursday's Europa League first qualifying round first leg game. (The Scotsman)external-link

Ireland's Shane Duffy shows his disappointment against France
Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy is being linked with Celtic

Rangers are weighing up a move for 24-year-old full-back Lee Hodson, who spent the second half of last season on loan to Kilmarnock from MK Dons.(The Sun)external-link

Rangers chairman Dave King thinks former manager Ally McCoist would have won the Scottish Championship and promotion last season had the present board of directors been in place. (The Herald)external-link

Chairman Dave King says Ally McCoist, who has not been back to Ibrox since he was sacked as Rangers manager in December 2014, is welcome any time at the Scottish Premiership club.(Daily Record)external-link

Scotland striker Steven Fletcher is a target for AEK Athens manger Gus Poyet after the 29-year-old was released by Sunderland. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Sheffield Wednesday have targeted Scotland Under-21 midfielder Ryan Gauld, with Sporting Lisbon now ready to let the 20-year-old leave on loan. (The Sun, print edition)

Motherwell are poised to announce the transfer of 33-year-old midfielder Stephen Pearson to Indian Super League club Atletico de Kolkata. (The Herald)external-link

Lee Hodson
MK Dons defender Lee Hodson is being linked with Rangers

Dunfermline Athletic and Scottish Championship rivals Queen of the South are vying for the signature of 22-year-old Annan Athletic winger Josh Todd. (Daily Record, print edition)

Midfielder Scott Brown is training with Queen of the South after the 21-year-old's release by St Johnstone. (Daily Record, print edition)

Greenock Morton are believed to be interest in Christian Nade after the 31-year-old striker's contract ran out at Dumbarton. (Daily Record, print edition)

Championship clubs Ayr United, Dumbarton and St Mirren are keen on 25-year-old defender Daryll Meggatt, who has been released by Dundee, along with his former club, Alloa Athletic. (Daily Record, print edition)

Dumbarton are interested in defender Euan Spark, who has been released by Dundee United, but Peterhead are also keen on the 19-year-old. (Daily Record, print edition)


Andy Murray believes he is a better tennis player now than when he won Wimbledon in 2013 - and that he is capable of winning a second singles title.(Daily Record)external-link

As Andy Murray heads into his last Wimbledon campaign before his 30th birthday, he has pledged to keep playing - and winning - for baby daughter, Sophia, who was born on 7 February and that he would like to keep playing until she is old enough to understand what he does for a living. (The Scotsman)external-link

Andy and Jamie Murray are set to have a bigger say in tennis off the courts, with the Dunblane brothers, along with Novak Djokovic, having been announced as new members of the ATP player council, which meets several times a year and makes recommendations to the ATP board.(The National)external-link

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