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Vinicius Souza is being linked with Celtic

"It might be an ugly one or might be a pretty one - but we need to win", Scotland head coach Steve Clarke admits Saturday's savaging from Republic of Ireland has created a Nations League win-or-bust scenario against Armenia on Tuesday. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers have lined up Sunderland and Scotland striker Ross Stewart as their preferred replacement for Alfredo Morelos if the Colombian striker rejects the offer of a new deal at Ibrox. (Northern Echo)external-link

Celtic are in a two-horse race with Fenerbahce for Mechelen midfielder Vinicius Souza, according to a report in Turkish newspaper Takvim. (Daily Record)external-link

Hibernian have entered the race to sign Portsmouth winger Ronan Curtis but English Championship sides are also linked with the 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international. (Daily Record)external-link

Heart of Midlothian intend to sign at least two more attacking players as part of their summer recruitment plan following the arrival of Livingston winger Alan Forrest. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

The race to sign Hibernian left-back Josh Doig is heating up with four clubs in England and Italy keen on the 20-year-old. (Edinburgh Evening News)external-link

Rangers have dropped their interest in Vladan Kovacevic after having the Bosnia and Herzegovina goalkeeper scouted on several occasions. (Herald,external-link subscription required)

"When Ange speaks, you listen. Everybody does, regardless of whoever you are," Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley reveals the winning culture under manager Ange Postecoglou.(Scottish Sun)external-link

Kenny Dalglish has launched a defence of Billy Gilmour after recent criticism of the Chelsea and Scotland midfielder. (Heraldexternal-link, subscription required)

Scotland have a bright future with under-21 manager Scot Gemmill in place, insists Brighton midfielder Marc Leonard. (Timesexternal-link, subscription required)

Versatile defender James Sands needs to find a regular starting position at Rangers or risk losing his place in the United States World Cup squad, according to MLS commentator Matt Lawrence. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers' decision to block advertising from SPFL official sponsor cinch has backfired after it emerged that public recognition of the online used car dealers has been sent soaring by the dispute. (Scottish Sun)external-link


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