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Swansea City have joined Celtic and Rangers in the race to sign Dundee’s 22-year-old Finland midfielder, Glen Kamara. (Sun)

Rangers could face competition from Ipswich Town in their bid to make Jason Cummings a permanent signing, with the Tractor Boys fan site saying their club is monitoring the striker on loan from Championship rivals Nottingham Forest. (The Scotsman)

Rangers’ hopes of signing Burnley’s Scott Arfield, the Scottish-born Canada midfielder out of contract in the summer, are rated as 50-50, with Hull City one of two English Championship clubs interested in the 29-year-old. (Daily Express, print edition)

A video has emerged of Burnley’s Scott Arfield, who is being linked with a move to Rangers this summer, singing Ibrox anthem Simply The Best in 2016 with then team-mate Joey Barton before his fellow midfielder moved to the Glasgow club. (Daily Record)

Crystal Palace and Scotland midfielder James McArthur is on Rangers’ list of summer transfer targets along with Burnley’s Scott Arfield. (Daily Mail)

Scotland midfielder John McGinn, who has one year left on his Hibernian contract, has stressed he has no desire to move on just now and that it would take a special offer to persuade him to leave Easter Road. (The National)

Dundee midfielder Glen Kamara is being linked with Celtic, Rangers and Swansea City

Scottish Championship winners St Mirren are lining up a pre-contract agreement to sign Partick Thistle right-back Paul McGinn, brother of Buddies captain Stephen, with the Firhill club only willing to conclude a new deal once they know if they have avoiding relegation from the Premiership. (Daily Express, print edition)

Former Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard, who is in his first coaching role at the Reds’ academy, has had his odds slashed on becoming Rangers manager from 25/1 to 8/1 by one bookmaker, but Ostersunds manager Graham Potter currently stands at 4/1 favourite, with former Rangers defender Frank de Boer at 5/1. (Scottish Sun)

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert and director of recruitment Mark Cartwright are expected to stay in post next season even if they are relegated from the English top flight. (Stoke Sentinel)

Hearts midfielder Angus Beith, the 22-year-old who has had loan spells with Stirling Albion, Stenhousemuir and Stranraer and recently underwent a hip operation, has agreed to join Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a permanent deal next season. (The Scotsman)

Manchester United’s on-loan Demetri Mitchell has returned to Hearts after two months out through injury and arrives just in time after Marcus Godinho, who has been deputising at left-back, picked up a knee injury against Rangers. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Motherwell retain hope that Andy Rose could still be fit for the Scottish Cup final against Celtic despite the midfielder suffering a collarbone fracture, while an x-ray to striker Curtis Main’s wrist injury has shown no fracture. (Daily Record)

A bookmaker has slashed the odds on Steven Gerrard being Rangers manager

Celtic captain Scott Brown has written off Rangers’ hopes of denying Celtic the victory they need to clinch a seventh consecutive league title on Sunday, saying their Glasgow rivals are not even the second best side in the country – that honour going to Hibernian. (The Scotsman)

Scott Brown believes he can continue playing for another three seasons, the 32-year-old midfielder having recently retired from international football with Scotland to concentrate on his club career with Celtic. (The Times)

Hamilton Academical chairman Les Gray, who is a member of the Scottish Professional Football League board, has no fears about old friend Ian Maxwell, the Partick Thistle managing director, handling the step up to be chief executive of the Scottish Football Association. (The National)


Glasgow Warriors will be without centre Huw Jones for Saturday’s 1872 Cup decider against Edinburgh and the home Guinness Pro14 semi-final next month, with a head injury Jones sustained in the defeat against Ulster at the weekend ruling him out for up to three weeks. (The Scotsman)

Edinburgh-bound prop Pierre Schoeman has been cited while playing for his current club, Blue Bulls, in South Africa, the 23-year-old having been accused by Melbourne Rebels of biting their flanker, Richard Hardwick, on the stomach. (The Scotsman)

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