Rafa Benitez was aware of Celtic interest 

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez says he consulted former Rangers scout Frank McParland about the prospect of the Celtic job and, although never contacted, he said he was very aware of being linked with the job. The Newcastle boss said he decided against taking the job now but would consider it in the future. (ITV)

Aston Villa keen on Tavernier 

Aston Villa are set to try and sign Rangers captain James Tavernier, who is also the subject of interest from Brighton & Hove Albion, West Bromwich Albion and Burnley. The move for the Rangers player depends on whether their top target James Justin chooses Villa or joins Leicester City from Luton Town. (Daily Mail)

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Gio van Bronckhorst would be keen on managing Rangers 

Former Barcelona and Rangers midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who left his role as Feyenoord head coach this summer, has said he would be interested in returning to Ibrox as team boss in the future. (Scottish Sun)

Grezda walks out on Albania

Rangers winger Eros Grezda has walked out on Albania's national squad with the 24-year-old citing personal reasons, ahead of their European Championship qualifying double-header with Iceland and Moldova. The midfielder last week revealed he wants talks with Rangers manager Steven Gerrard about his future after becoming frustrated with a lack of first-team action. (Daily Record)

Barisic fit enough for his country 

Borna Barisic admits he’s not fit enough after losing his place at Rangers, but insists he’s ready to mark Gareth Bale for Croatia. (The Herald

Bradford join in the race to sign Dundee left-back Nathan Ralph

Bradford City has joined Barnsley and Hull City in expressing interest in signing 26-year-old left-back Nathan Ralph. The defender is available to speak to other clubs following the Dark Blues' relegation from the Scottish Premiership. (Scottish Sun)

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Andy Robertson will celebrate appropriately 

Scotland left-back Andy Robertson says he will celebrate Liverpool's Champions League final win over Tottenham Hotspur "in the appropriate manner" and will still be ready to captain Scotland in their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus and Belgium. (Daily Express)

Personalised pillows for Celtic 

Celtic's squad will arrive at every pre-match hotel next season armed with their own personalised pillows, each bearing the player's initials and jersey number. (Scottish Sun)