Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers director Andrew Ellis has launched a legal action against owner Craig Whyte demanding a quarter of the club's shares, claiming they were promised as part of his role in last year's takeover. (Daily Record)

West Brom will test Rangers' resolve with a new improved £2.5m offer for Scotland striker Steven Naismith after having an initial bid rejected. (the Sun)

Rangers' administrator expects to hand over the keys to Ibrox to a new owner within 24 hours but has warned the three bidding groups that the taxman could still veto any deal. (Daily Mail)

Singapore businessman Bill Ng wants to help Rangers lift a second European trophy should he win the race to take over the 1972 Cup-Winners' Cup winners. (Various)

Bill Ng says he can't wait to talk about potential new signings with manager Ally McCoist should the Singapore businessman's consortium's takeover bid succeed. (Daily Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is ready to step up his efforts to keep on-loan goalkeeper Fraser Forster at Celtic in a £2m move from Newcastle United. (the Sun)

Celtic are ready to resurrect their interest in Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who is still out of favour three months before the end of his Sunderland contract, should they fail to sign Fraser Forster permanently from Newcastle United. (Sunderland Echo)

Celtic are cashing in on their title success by selling used players' boots for £300 per pair. (Daily Record, the Sun)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has jetted to London to pay cancer-stricken friend and Aston Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov a visit in hospital. (Various)

Celtic striker Morten Rasmussen is prepared to stay with the club for the last year of his contract despite being out of favour and having a move to Aalesunds collapse last month. (Daily Record)

Hibernian midfielder Ian Murray thinks the club's fans would prefer to end their 110-year wait to win the Scottish Cup than avoid relegation from the Scottish Premier League. (Various)

Hibernian full-back Matt Doherty admits he almost walked out on the club in a difficult first couple of weeks of his loan period from Wolves before cementing his place in the team. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen striker Mohamed Chalali is annoyed at being out of manager Craig Brown's plans and says it is putting his international place with Algeria in danger. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Chris Hoy is keen to know sooner rather than later if he wil get the opportunity to defend all three of his Olympic title in London after losing the world sprint crown to team-mate Jason Kenny. (Various)

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