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Bordeaux striker Josh Maja, who is reportedly on Rangers' radar a a possible replacement for Alfredo Morelos

Gers eye Maja

Rangers have been linked with a move for former Sunderland striker Josh Maja. The forward is currently with Bordeaux in France but Ibrox sporting director Ross Wilson is keeping tabs on the 21-year-old who could be a replacement for Alfredo Morelos. (Football Insider)

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Dortmund cool Edouard interest

Borussia Dortmund are understood to have cooled their interest in Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard. The German giants are seeking cover and a player to challenge hotshot forward Erling Haaland and had scouted the Frenchman on more than one occasion but are believed to have baulked at the reported £30 million asking price. (Ruhr24)

Rangers planning for life without Morelos?

Reports suggest Rangers are already planning for life with Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos. The Gers are understood to have a string of potential replacements lined up including Swansea's on-loan Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, Dundee United forward Lawrence Shankland and Clermont hitman Adrian Grbic. (Goal)

Rangers squad and staff defer wages

Steven Gerrard, the Rangers first-team squad and the club’s executive directors have volunteered to take a reported 50 per cent salary deferral for the next three months as the club bids to come to terms with the lack of income due to the shutdown of football caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (The Scotsman)

Ross hails Hibs fans

Jack Ross believes Hibs’ season ticket sales are “remarkable” considering the current situation across the world with the coronavirus crisis. The Easter Road club has sold more than 2,000 since launching briefs for the 2020/21 campaign a week-and-a-half ago, despite no clarity over when the current season will resume. The 20/21 term could well be delayed or shortened if the remaining eight games of the season are played in the summer. (Evening News)

SPFL chiefs to outline way forward

Scottish football bosses are set to produce a plan for clubs within the next 24 hours. SPFL chiefs will hold a board meeting by conference call on Tuesday to discuss how best to proceed, with some form of league reconstruction believed to be among the options that will be put to clubs. (The Sun)

No plans to defer SPFL TV payments

SPFL broadcaster DAZN has not held talks with Hampden bosses about deferring payments, despite it emerging that the sports streaming giant were in negotiations to halt English Premier League instalments. With football suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the firm has asked the EPL to pause payments until the season's fate becomes clearer. (The Sun)

Palazuelos not hanging up boots yet

Former Hearts midfielder Ruben Palazuelos is training regularly at his home as the veteran midfielder looks to prolong his career. The 37-year-old currently plays with Spanish third-tier side Gimnastica de Torrelavega but isn't planning on hanging up his boots for another two years. (Evening News)

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