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Arsenal will launch a second bid of £22m for Kieran Tierney as they fear Napoli have stolen a march in the race for Celtic's 22-year-old Scotland left-back. (Daily Record)

Celtic face competition from Bournemouth in their bid to sign Luton Town defender Jack Stacey. (Sun)

Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, the 24-year-old left-back who has signed for Celtic from Rapid Vienna, believes he is the most technically gifted player in his family - and that includes his cousin, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku. (Herald)

Kilmarnock are set to make a loan move for Juventus goalkeeper Laurentiu Branescu. (Sun)

St Johnstone midfielder Danny Swanson's move to MLS is in doubt after he pleaded guilty to being involved in an Edinburgh pub brawl.(Sun)

MLS side Columbus Crew are considering signing Motherwell midfielder Chris Cadden and loaning him out. (Daily Record)

Thai Super League champions Buriram United have opened talks with Rangers about signing forward Kyle Lafferty.(Daily Record)

James Wilson, who has signed for Aberdeen permanently after his loan spell from Manchester United, says he has put his career before cash by moving to Pittodrie, with the 23-year-old's release from Old Trafford bringing to an end a bumper £30,000-a-week deal signed in 2014. (Daily Record)

Blackpool have been linked with a move for Rangers striker Ryan Hardie following the 22-year-old's performances on loan to Livingston. (The Scotsman)

Celtic may be without Vakoun Issouf Bayo for their Champions League qualifier against Sarajevo on Tuesday after the striker picked up a hamstring injury while scoring in Saturday's friendly win over Wiener Club-Sport. (Herald)

Rangers have told their fans to hold off on booking travel arrangements for next week's Europa League tie with St Joseph's, despite the Gibraltar club's sporting director, John Paul Hendrick, claiming the match will take place this coming Tuesday with a 4.55 BST kick-off, as the decision has not been formally approved by Uefa. (Scotsman)

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