Back-page chat: ‘Bring on Germans’ | Aberdeen eye ‘£100m’ star

Gary Caldwell and Scotland face rampant Germany in September. Pic: Robert Perry

Gary Caldwell and Scotland face rampant Germany in September. Pic: Robert Perry

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Here’s what’s making the back pages of this morning’s newspapers in Scotland ...

• Scotland defender Gary Caldwell can’t wait to face the Germans, saying the country should not fear them despite their 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup (Sun).

• Scotland fans have snapped up hundreds of briefs for the Euro 2016 clash with Germany - in the home end. The Scots’ clash with the World Cup finalists in Dortmund is the first on the road to the tournament in France (Herald).

• Adam Matthews wants Celtic to secure Champions League football for crocked captain Scott Brown, who is out for three months with a hamstring tear (Daily Mail).

• New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will have to spend at least £16million if he wants to lure Wesley Sneijder to Old Trafford (Sun).

• St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright is confident star man Stevie May will be fit for the Saints’ Europa League matches despite him coming off with tight quads in last night’s 4-0 win over East Fife (Sun).

• Dundee United defender Mark Wilson may need surgery to cure a foot injury (Sun).

• Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has no plans to quit as manager of Brazil despite his country’s 7-1 hammering by Germany (Scotsman).

• Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes has urged the Dons players not to be riled by the aggressive tactics of Europa League foes Daugava Riga. Aberdeen lead the tie 5-0 after a comprehensive victory over the Latvians in the first leg, who had two players sent off at Pittodrie (various).

• The Dons are closing in on a loan deal for Wolves’ Albanian winger Zeli Ismail - who was once tipped to be an “£100m player” (Scotsman).

• Former Falkirk midfielder and one-time Hibs transfer target Scott Arfield has signed a new three-year contract with Burnley (various).

• Bayern Munich’s Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic is expected to complete a move to Atletico Madrid today (Herald).

• West Brom are considering a swoop for Aston Villa’s Scottish defender Alan Hutton (Daily Express).