Scott McTominay has been left out of Steve Clarke's team for Scotland's next World Cup qualifiers, although captain Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney have been selected.
Following Manchester United's Premier League opener against Leeds, McTominay suffered an injury that prevented him from playing in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Southampton.
The 24-year-old came in as a substitute in the final stages at St Mary's, but he will miss Scotland's future qualifiers against Denmark, Moldova, and Austria due to his injury.
Robertson, who signed a new contract with Liverpool on Tuesday, injured his ankle ligament in a pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao on August 9 but recovered quickly enough to start Liverpool's opening two Premier League games.
Tierney sustained thigh cramps in Arsenal's 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday, but he has since returned to full training with the Gunners and is expected to be fit for selection.
Zander Clark of St Johnstone and Liam Kelly of Motherwell have been called up to the roster for the first time. Scotland's squad for the Euro 2020 finals includes four changes in total, two of which are in goal, with Zander Clark of St Johnstone and Liam Kelly of Motherwell replacing David Marshall and Jon McLaughlin.
Clark, 29, has earned his first call-up after winning a cup double with St Johnstone last season, while Kelly, despite being included in past squads, is expected to make his first international appearance.
Norwich player Kenny McLean returns after an injury lay-off that forced him to miss Euro 2020, while uncapped Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson replaces John Fleck of Sheffield United.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke is seeking to improve on his team's positive Euro 2020 performance. Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Hearts), Zander Clark (St Johnstone), Liam Kelly (Motherwell)
Stephen O'Donnell (Motherwell), Nathan Patterson (Rangers), Declan Gallagher (Aberdeen), Jack Hendry (KV Oostende), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic)
Billy Gilmour (Norwich City, on loan from Chelsea), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), David Turnbull (Celtic), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen) are among the midfielders in the squad.
QPR's Lyndon Dykes, Southampton's Che Adams, Celtic's Ryan Christie, Newcastle's Ryan Fraser, Celtic's James Forrest, and Hibernian's Kevin Nisbet are among the strikers.
Rob Page admits Gareth Bale's return to the Real Madrid fold is a "bonus" after the Wales caretaker manager named his 27-man squad for the upcoming international break. Wales travel to Finland for a friendly on September 1 before resuming their World Cup qualifying campaign against Belarus - in Russia - four days later. You want all your players playing competitive football when they come on camp," Page told Sky Sports News. Bale dismissed talk he would retire from international football after Wales' last-16 exit to Denmark at the Euros, and Page said there have been no discussions with the 32-year-old regarding his future. "It's great that he's starting again and back in the thoughts of the manager which is brilliant," Page added.
W illian is closing in on a move to Corinthians as Arsenal look to offload players before the transfer window shuts next week. Arsenal are keen to trim their squad further before the August 31 deadline and Willian is one of those who can leave. The Brazilian, who joined Arsenal from Chelsea on a free transfer last summer, has slipped down the pecking order at Emirates Stadium. Talks with Corinthians are at an advanced stage and there is optimism a deal will be done before the transfer window shuts. Kolasinac is another player Arsenal would be happy to offload, but his £100,000-a-week wages could prove a stumbling block.
Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba will follow in Gerard Pique's footsteps and take a significant pay cut to help the club ease off some of their financial burden, according to reports from ESPN. However, things seem to be heading in the right direction after Gerard Pique decided to voluntarily reduce this wage to help Barcelona register new signings Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay along with Rey Manaj. Jordi Alba has become the second Barcelona player to accept a pay cut to help the Catalan giants balance their books. However, some reports claim that Alba is set to take a 25% pay cut on his existing salary. Two other long serving players in Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets are set to follow Pique and Alba and could take a pay cut in the near future.
Tottenham are interested in signing Lyon attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar. Sky Sports News has learned informal talks have been held with Aouar's representatives. Aouar has two years left on his Lyon contract and wants to weigh up all of his options before making a decision on his future. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said he "cannot convince players to play for Tottenham" when asked about Ndombele's future. Stream the biggest moments on NOW for just £25 p/m for 10 months (usually £33.99 p/m) - all without a contract.
As if there hasn't been enough earthshaking news in this monumental summer transfer window, Real Madrid has reportedly emerged from its transfer slumber to place a €160 million ($188.1 million) bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé, according to Sky Sports. And with one week remaining in the summer transfer window, Real Madrid's bid for Mbappé signals that there may be plenty of intrigue yet to come. While Mbappé has often talked about his affinity for Real Madrid as fulfilling a childhood dream, Los Blancos currently find themselves in tatters. Meanwhile, Real Madrid has only signed one player—Bayern Munich defender David Alaba on a free transfer this summer—in the last two seasons. Regardless, the final week of the transfer window is now shaping up to be the grand finale to a summer filled with fireworks across the sport.