Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

West Brom are stepping up their interest in Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor, even though manager Roy Hodgson is poised to leave for the England post. (Sun)

Former Scottish Rugby Union chief Gordon McKie is in line to run Rangers if the Blue Knights gain control of the Ibrox club. (Daily Record)

Staff at Rangers have been told there is less than five weeks' cash left to cover wages and operating costs. (Daily Record)

A preferred bidder for Rangers could be named as early as today. (Herald)

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster has revealed that the broadcasting deal struck with SKY and ESPN has not yet been signed and could collapse if Rangers don't remain in the top flight. (Daily Record)

SPL clubs have been warned they face losing £600,000 each season if Rangers are forced out of the top flight. (Daily Express)

US bidder Bill Miller has been told the SPL cannot give him the written assurances his Rangers takeover bid hinges on. (Various)

Striker Gary Hooper is not interested in a move to Southampton because he wants to play in the Champions League with Celtic. (Various)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown will this week discuss a possible contract at Pittodrie with Inverness winger Jonny Hayes. (Herald)

Aberdeen want a contract answer from goalkeeper Jamie Langfield today. (Various)

Dunfermline boss Jim Jefferies says Hibs are in pole position to avoid relegation but reckons they will be feeling the pressure now his side have closed the gap to three points. (Various)

St Mirren have opened contract talks with forward Nigel Hasselbaink. (Various)

Sasa Papac needs a groin operation and may have played his last game for Rangers. (Various)

Scotland's friendly with USA in Jacksonville has been moved back a day to Sunday 27 May. (Various)

In-form Wigan forward Shuan Maloney is set for a Scotland recall when manager Craig Levein names his squad for the trip to Florida. (Daily Express)

SPL chairman Ralph Topping has resigned from his SFA board commitments. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh and Scottish Rugby are exploring the potential for a new stadium at Meadowbank. (Scotsman)

New Scotland assistant Scott Johnson is to take charge of the SRU's internal coaching structure, following the departure of Henry Edwards. (Scotsman)

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