Rangers look set to complete their 8th signing of the year, and another right back target for Celtic could go elsewhere. 

Rangers to complete Helander deal 

Steven Gerrard is set to complete his eighth signing of the summer as defender Filip Helander prepares to put pen-to-paper on an Ibrox deal. Rangers have got a cut-price deal on the defender with reports suggesting a fee of £3.5m rather than the £4.3 wanted by Bologna.  Speaking to The Daily Record Bologna sporting director Riccardo Bigon said a deal was close saying: “Yes, we are talking right now about this possible transfer. I can’t tell you any more than that because the discussions are not yet complete. But we hope to have an agreement very soon.” (The Herald

Tommy Smith on verge of joining Stoke

Huddersfield captain Tommy Smith is on the verge of signing for Stoke, according to reports. According to reports, the Celtic target is likely to complete his Potters move on Thursday. Kristoffer Ajer stood in as right-back for Celtic in their 3-1 win over FK Sarajevo but right-back is a problem area for the Hoops. (The Daily Record

Kilmarnock issue hands-off warning to Oxford United

Killie boss Angelo Alessio has issued a hands-off warning to Oxford United over stopper Stuart Findlay. He told The Sun He said: “Our task at this moment is to keep our best players – not sell them. Selling this player is not something I want to think about. He is one of our top players and I want to keep my top players at the club.” (The Sun

Lennon wanting big things from Bitton

Hoops boss Neil Lennon singled Israeli Bitton out for individual praise earlier this week after his side's 3-1 win over Sarajevo in the Champions League qualifier.

He said: “I'm looking for a big season from Nir – no matter what position he plays. He's had a very good pre-season after a bad injury. It was a concerted period out for him – 10 months to a year.

"He played a few games for me last season but he still had a little problem with his knee. Nir went away with Israel and has come back looking really good." (Evening Times

Kearney accuses St Mirren of legal breach

Oran Kearney has accused St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott of breaching a legal agreement by publicly speaking out about the manager's departure from his role at the club. (Daily Record) 

Ojo keen to succeed at Rangers

Sheyi Ojo has said he knows the direction he and his teammates must go at Rangers. He said: “It’s all really just instinct. I don’t really know what I’m going to do when I get the ball.

“It just sort of happens. I think that comes down to me just being myself and playing freely. And in this team I am able to do that.

“It’s giving me the responsibility to get on the ball and make things happen. That can only improve me as a player. (The Evening Times

Waghorn backs Rangers to win title

Ex-Rangers ace Martyn Waghorn believes Steven Gerrard's men can win the title this season.

Celtic have raced away to win eight league titles in a row and have their sights set on a ninth this year.

But Derby County striker Waghorn insists it could be a big year for the Light Blues.

He told talkSPORT: "I just believe the manager they've got, a year under the belt, a year down the line, they've got a right good chance and I hope they can do it.

"Hopefully they've got a chance and I believe they've got a chance." (Evening Times)

Motherwell to complete signing

Motherwell are set to sign Croatian full-back Christian Ilic on a one-year deal as soon as they confirm his contract at Romanian club Sepsi.

Hope Solo praised by Partick fans

Women's World Cup legend Hope Solo has revealed her admiration for Partick Thistle.

The retired USA goalkeeper took to social media to show off the new inclusive away kit. (Evening Times