Tuesday's Scottish gossip

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Rangers could face being stripped of SPL titles after the league launched a probe into allegations that players received illegal payments in "hidden" contracts. (The Record)

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster says the punishments Ibrox club could range from expulsion from the league to a warning. (The Record)

The validity of seven of Rangers' SPL titles will be examined by the SPL's inquest into alleged illegal payments to players. (The Scotsman)

Top-flight chairmen met at Hampden yesterday and are considering a move which would see Rangers docked 30 points at the start of next season. (The Sun)

Plans under consideration by the SPL could include new and more punitive sanctions for clubs that enter administration. (The Scotsman)

Rangers players left Murray Park on Monday night knowing they had finally run out of time and jobs after dragging their bid for survival into extra-time with the axe set to fall today. (The Record)

Rangers stars agreed to a whopping 75% pay cut in a bid to save the club but crisis talks stalled after it was revealed that it wouldn't be enough. (The Sun)

The Ibrox club's players have staved off redundancy by pushing pushing for a defferal of wages until the end of the season. (The Scotsman)

The saving targets at Ibrox of £1m could be acheived if the club and administrators agree the staggered wage reduction plan. (The Sun)

Insolvency insiders claim Rangers' administrators, Duff & Phelps, are being paid £545 per hour to manage the club's debts. (The Sun)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says the death of QC Paul McBride has left a "huge void" in his life. (The Record)

Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston denies that he was calling for Rangers to be demoted to the Third Division before receiving the money due from the Ibrox club for unpaid ticket receipts. (The Record)

St Johnstone chairman Steve brown says financial punishments for clubs in administration are a waste of time. (The Record)

Aberdeen's Gavin Rae has urged Kari Arnason to drop his wage demands and sign a new deal to avoid breaking up Aberdeen's record-equalling side. (The Record)

Jorge Molina admits he was relieved when his club Real Betis rejected a bid from Celtic in January after seeing Scottish football plunged into chaos. (The Record)

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