Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

American tycoon Bill Miller has shot down reports that he is ready to team up with the Singapore consortium led by Bill Ng and will plough on with his rival bid to buy Rangers. (the Sun)

Paul Murray says his Blue Knights' bid for Rangers is unaltered despite the club's administrator announcing a delay in the sale process because interested parties had requested changes in light of proposed new Scottish Premier League rules governing penalties for administration and liquidation. (Daily Mail)

Blue Knights consortium leader Paul Murray has warned Rangers' administrator time is running out to save the club from liquidation after their two rival bidders for the club stalled the process by demanding talks with the Scottish Premier League. (Daily Record)

Rangers directors Andrew Ellis and Dave King have written to the club's administrator to call for controversial owner Craig Whyte to resign as chairman after the Scottish Football Association ruled that he is not a fit and proper person to be an official at a football club. (the Times)

Neil Lennon aims to win the Champions League as manager of Celtic and believes it is possible. (Various)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon cannot see himself living anywhere else but Glasgow but hopes the sectarian intimidation he has suffered is now over. (Various)

Martin O'Neill is planning a £12m summer move for Spartak Moscow's out-of-favour Scottish-born winger, Aiden McGeady, if he is handed a substantial summer budget by Sunderland. (Daily Record)

Slovak goalkeeper Marian Kello is poised to go on trial with Aston Villa after quitting Hearts last week. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's athletics team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow could be the largest ever - because, in 32 of 44 disciplines, it will be easier to qualify than in 2010 in Delhi. (the Herald)

Alex Arthur is planning a fresh world title assault later this year, but the former WBO super-featherweight champion must first beat London-based Mauritian Michael Frontin at Meadowbank tonight. (the Sun, the Herald)

Toulouse rugby player Yoann Maestri has been charged with assaulting a fan after Edinburgh's Heineken Cup win at Murrayfield last weekend. (the Scotsman)

Seven-time snooker champion Stephen Hendry faces a qualifier today against China's Yu Delu to qualify for the World Championship at the Crucible. (the Scotsman)

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