Rumour Mill: Leeds United to swoop for Harry Cochrane | McCoist to become Sunderland boss? | Celtic star to get first cap

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Leeds United are set to make a £500,000 move for Hearts star Harry Cochrane, Ally McCoist is at the top of the shortlist to become next Sunderland boss, and Callum McGregor will receive his first Scotland cap against the Netherlands on Thursday.

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Harry Cochrane broke into the Hearts squad earlier this season. Picture: SNS

Harry Cochrane broke into the Hearts squad earlier this season. Picture: SNS

Leeds want Cochrane

Leeds United are poised to make a move for Hearts youngster Harry Cochrane. The 16-year-old, who’s become a mainstay of the first-team in recent weeks, has attracted the attention of the Championship. It is thought they are tabling a bid of around £500,000, plus extras, to try and sign the player. (Scottish Sun)

McCoist to Sunderland

Ally McCoist is the leading contender to be next boss of Sunderland. Ex-Rangers chief executive Martin Bain is now in the same role with the Black Cats, and he’s looking to reunite Walter Smith and McCoist, the latter of whom will be a senior advisor, at the Stadium of Light. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic star to get debut cap

Callum McGregor will be rewarded for his good form in 2017 with a debut appearance for Scotland this Thursday. Malky Mackay will be charge of the squad as they take on the Netherlands at Hampden Park and he’s already pencilled in a place for the Celtic midfielder. (Sunday Herald)

Rangers hopeful of McInnes capture

Rangers are confident they will land Derek McInnes as their new manager this week. Sources close to the Ibrox club believe the international break provides them with the breathing space to lure McInnes from Aberdeen before the end of the week. Despite announcing losses of £6.7 million for the last financial year on Friday, Rangers consider they are in a position to make the move happen. (Scotland on Sunday)

• Jason Holt says the Rangers players will back a move for Graeme Murty to become permanent boss. (Sunday Mail)

Brown hails record run

Scott Brown reckons Celtic’s 63-game unbeaten run is the biggest achievement of his career. The Hoops captain, who’s won 13 trophies with the club, led the side to a 4-0 victory away to St Johnstone on Saturday to set a new British record for most domestic games without defeat. (Sunday Mail)

Boyata: Narrow loss felt worse

Dedryck Boyata admits the narrow 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich last midweek hurt more than either of the two comprehensive defeats they suffered earlier in the campaign. The centre-back says he’s haunted by an error he made in the lead up to Bayern’s opener. (Sunday Herald)

McCann fury over ‘punch in the balls’

Neil McCann was left furious with referee John Beaton in the aftermath of Dundee’s 1-0 defeat to Hibs after the whistler decided against sending off Anthony Stokes for punching Jack Hendry “in the balls”. The Hibs striker receive a booking for his part in the altercation, as did Hendry, and would set up the winning goal for Simon Murray. (Scotland on Sunday)