Here’s what’s making the back pages of this morning’s newspapers in Scotland ...
• New Hearts signing Osman Sow says he wants to fire Hearts back into the Scottish Premiership. “Hearts is a massive club that should be in the top flight,” said the Swede (Daily Record).
• Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has praised the BT Murrayfield pitch ahead of the Hoops’ Champions League tie with KR Reykjavik. “It’s a class stadium and the pitch is great,” he said (Scotsman).
• Bhoys boss Ronny Deila has warned that he’ll only get his transfer demands if Celtic qualify for the group stages of the Champions League (various).
• Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is on the shortlist to become the new manager of the South Korean national team (various).
• Dundee have completed the signing of German duo Thomas Konrad and Luka Tankulic (various).
• Aberdeen have signed Brighton winger Jeffrey Monakana on loan until January (various).
• Former Hibs and current Scotland and Sunderland striker says he feels “refreshed” after ending a spell of injury hell. “I’ve not had a pre-season for two or three years,” he said. “This one has gone well so far. I feel refreshed coming back” (Daily Record)
• James Rodriguez is set to complete his move from Monaco to Real Madrid (various).
• Steven Gerrard has stepped down as England captain, but says he will help manager Roy Hodgson choose a new one (various).