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Liverpool could beat Leeds to the signing of Aberdeen's 18-year-old defender Calvin Ramsay.(Leeds Live)external-link

Meanwhile, Aberdeen are close to signing a defender, according to manager Jim Goodwin. (Scotsman - subscription required)external-link

Celtic are on alert after midfielder Ko Itakura confirmed he will not be returning to Schalke this summer following a loan spell from Manchester City. (Record)external-link

Sochi forward Mateo Cassierra says he is on Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst's radar. (Record)external-link

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Hearts boss Robbie Neilson backs defender John Souttar to be ready to play for Scotland against Ukraine on Wednesday after only recently making his comeback from injury. (Edinburgh Evening News - subscription required)external-link

Defender Scott McKenna has earned his Scotland chance, says his former Aberdeen team-mate Ash Taylor. (Record)external-link

Manager Steve Clarke is "desperate" to lead Scotland to the World Cup finals via the play-offs. (Press and Journal - subscription required)external-link

Israel midfielder Nir Bitton is in talks with Maccabi Tel Aviv after leaving Celtic. (Sun)external-link

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Rangers youngsters Kai Kennedy and James Maxwell could join Partick Thistle on loan. (Sun)external-link

Meanwhile, Rangers could replace outgoing forward Rory Wilson with Partick Thistle's Cameron Cooper. (Sun)external-link

Kevin Thomson left the manager's post at Kelty Hearts because he wants to work in full-time football. (Express)external-link

Dundee are not considering Thomson as they continue to pursue Shaun Maloney as their new manager. (Courier - subscription required)external-link

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