Celtic won a league and cup double last season but faces a fight from Rangers under veteran manager Walter Smith, who took over in mid-season. Celtic paid a Scottish record for Hibernian and Scotland midfielder Scott Brown: 4.4 million pounds ($8.9 million).
Rangers made a number of summer signings, including that of American winger DaMarcus Beasley.
10 MAJOR TRANSFERS
DaMarcus Beasley/USA (M)
PSV to Rangers. Fee: $1.2 million
Scott Brown (D)
Hibernian to Celtic. Fee: $8.9 million
Roy Carroll/Northern Ireland (G)
West Ham to Rangers. Free transfer.
Carlos Cueller/Spain (D)
Osasuna to Rangers. Fee: $5 million
Jean Darcheville/France (F)
Bordeaux to Rangers. Free transfer.
Massimo Donati/Italy (M)
AC Milan to Celtic. Fee: $5.4 million.
Yves Makabu-Ma-Kalambay/Belgium (G)
Chelsea to Hibernian. Free transfer.
Lee McCulloch (M)
Wigan to Rangers. Fee: $3.6 million
Scott McDonald/Australia (F)
Motherwell to Celtic: Fee: $1 million.
Steven Whittaker (D)
Hibernian to Rangers. Fee: $4 million