UEFA are said to be considering fast-tracking Ukrainian clubs into the group stages of next season's Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League. 

And this will put Celtic, Rangers and Hearts on red alert as they wait to see if that will have an impact on their standings.

Celtic look increasingly likely to lift this term's Scottish Premiership title. 

This will grant them automatic access to next season's Champions League group stages, assuming Villarreal don't win the tournament in this campaign.

Rangers and Hearts are guaranteed group stage European football also in some capacity.

Dnipro manager Igor Jovicevic has revealed that UEFA are coming up with a plan for Ukrainian clubs to go straight into the groups.

They currently sit below Scotland in the coefficient rankings. 

But if they are fast-tracked, then that could potentially mean Scotland misses out on their automatic spots.

Jovicevic said: "As far as I am aware, a solution is constantly being sought, a way in which Ukrainian clubs could play in Europe and the Ukrainian Federation and UEFA are in constant talks.

"There is now a proposal to allow Ukrainian clubs direct placement into the group stages of European competitions.

"The reason is that no one can play qualifiers in the war zone.

"We will see if it is possible to do such a thing, it would be a big exception, but with this concession, UEFA would help our clubs survive this difficult period by putting them directly into the group stages.

"It would be great motivation and comfort for us to know that next season, we would be heading directly into that stage of Europe."