Scottish Gossip: Joe Garner, Rangers, Billy King, Dorus de Vries

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Rangers are closing in on a move for Preston's £1m-rated striker Joe Garner but face competition from Wigan whose manager, Gary Caldwell, is an admirer of the player. (Sun, Daily Record)

Following an opening-day Premiership defeat and a Betfred Cup loss, Inverness winger Billy King admits his team are in need of a boost and he hopes it comes about with a win over derby rivals Ross County. (National)

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dorus de Vries had a medical in Glasgow on Friday with a view to signing for Celtic. (Various)

Celtic and Forest have agreed a fee of about £400,000 for the 35-year-old keeper. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark wants "every penny" of the £250,000 fee the Ayrshire club received from Charlton Athletic for striker Josh Magennis but acknowledges that the "club has to run economically and on a sound footing". (National, Daily Express)

Celtic winger James Forrest, who has made 188 appearances since making his debut in 2010 and who has signed a new three-year contract, says he always intended to stay at the club. (Various)

Dundee's summer signing Mark O'Hara believes his progress was probably hampered by playing as a makeshift defender for Kilmarnock and he now hopes that he will be given the Dark Blues' number 10 jersey. (Various)

Rangers boss Mark Warburton believes Birmingham City have landed Dundee goalscorer Greg Stewart on the cheap by signing him for £500,000. (Times)

Warburton believes an important aspect in young players' development is to expose them to different football challenges around the world, to test their ability to adapt to travel, different food and different pitches. (Daily Record)

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton claims his old team are "in danger of being completely out of sight" of Rangers now that they are operating under Brendan Rodgers. (Daily Record)

With 60 goals to his name for Aberdeen, striker Adam Rooney sets his sights on scoring 100 now that he has signed on at Pittodrie for another four years. (Times, Daily Record)

Dundee's American co-owner John Nelms cites a number of reasons for wishing to be involved at Dens Park - a love of football, of Scotland, the lifestyle and the challenge of building up the club. (Times)

St Johnstone's 29-year-old playmaker Danny Swanson reveals he has changed his diet and training regime to improve his fitness. (Daily Record)

Motherwell assistant manager James McFadden has been making a strong case for being included in the team to face St Johnstone at Fir Park on Saturday. He broke his ankle five months ago. (Daily Mail)


Team GB 5,000m medal hopeful Eilish McColgan says that seeing her boyfriend Michael Rimmer recover from back surgery to make the Rio team in the 800m meant that she knew she could recover from a twice-fractured foot. (Sun)

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