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Fraser Forster is wanted by Southampton. Pic: SNS
Fraser Forster is wanted by Southampton. Pic: SNS
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Here’s what’s making the back pages of this morning’s newspapers in Scotland ...

• SOUTHAMPTON are lining up a fresh bid for Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster. The Saints had a £7.5million offer rejected on Tuesday, but are expected to renew their interest in the England international. Forster, above, is believed to be valued at around £10m. (Sun)

• DUNDEE UNITED have rejected a fourth bid for left-back Andrew Robertson after Hull City tabled a £2.5m offer. (Sun)

• ABERDEEN boss Derek McInnes has warned Groningen’s players to respect the Dons or face being knocked out of the Europa League. (various)

• STUART CARSWELL, who has played 80 times for Motherwell but is yet to score, hopes to end his jinx tonight in the Europa League against Stjarnan. (various)

• ST JOHNSTONE’S Liam Caddis hopes the Perth club can dish out another night of frustration for Swiss club Luzern. (various)

• FORMER Leeds United and Scotland Under-21 keeper Alan Martin is on trial with Kilmarnock. (various)

• PARTICK THISTLE have handed a one-year contract to ex-Gretna man Abdul Osman. (various)

• FC DNIPRO have moved the first-leg of their Champions League qualifier away from Dnipropetrovsk due to the ongoing troubles in eastern Ukraine. The tie will now be played in Kiev. (Scotsman)

• BARCELONA have agreed a £15m deal for Valencia’s French left-back Jeremy Mathieu, right. The former Toulouse man is expected to sign a four-year deal at the Camp Nou. (Scotsman)

• DUMBARTON have completed the signing of former Morton striker Archie Campbell. (various)

• KENNY SHIELS has been named as the new head of coaching at the Forth Valley football academy. (various)

• GERMANY manager Joachim Low says he “didn’t think twice” about signing a new deal. Low has extended his contract with the world champions until 2016. (Times)

• SWANSEA have signed Gylfi Sigurdsson from Tottenham Hotspur, while Ben Davies and Michel Vorm have moved in the other direction. All three transfers are undisclosed. (Times)

• FALKIRK boss Peter Houston is still on the look-out for another striker to supplement the goals of Rory Loy. “We need strength and depth in that area,” he said. (Daily Record)

• REAL MADRID star Gareth Bale believes the English Premier League has lost its sparkle. “The Spanish League is the most exciting,” the Welshman said. “The world’s top players play there. (PA)