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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo has joined Kilmarnock in training and could be handed a surprise return to Scotland's top flight.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Kilmarnock have handed Portuguese winger David Silva, who left Rugby Park in 2010 to play for Othanense, a chance to win a contract.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Rangers have renewed their interest in Marius Zaliukas after the Lithuania defender released by Hearts dropped his wage demands and arrived at Ibrox on trial.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Stephen Dobbie's future at Crystal Palace is uncertain after the 30-year-old Scottish striker, who penned a two-year contract in the summer, was left out of the London club's 25-man Premier League squad.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Blackpool manager Paul Ince wants Stephen Dobbie to return to the Seasiders after the striker was left angry at his omission from Crystal Palace's 25-man Premier League squad.

Full story: Daily Mirror (print edition)

Darren Fletcher has been named in Manchester United's official 25-man Premier League squad, raising hopes that the Scotland midfielder is close to a comeback after suffering a chronic bowel condition.

Full story: The Scotsman

Scotland full-back Alan Hutton has revealed his anger and frustration with Aston Villa after they rejected three deadline-day bids from La Liga clubs despite having no intention of playing him this season.

Full story: The Herald

Belgium's players, who face Scotland at Hampden on Friday, are on a £168,000-a-man bonus to qualify for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson says Craig Levein offered him the chance to return to the Scotland squad after his ban for an unauthorised drinking session but that it would have been unfair to the national coach and the other players because of a possible fans' backlash.

Full story: Daily Record

Dundee United have banned the BBC because footage highlighting a challenge on Celtic's Virgil Van Dijk missed by the match officials led to a three-match suspension for defender Gavin Gunning.

Full story: Daily Express

Motherwell have been given hope of extending Henri Anier's loan deal beyond January after Viking coach Kjell Jonevret said the striker is better in a 4-4-2 system and did not fit into his team's style of play.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Livingston manager Richie Burke has signed his son, Ricky, on amateur terms after the midfielder featured during pre-season and reserve matches.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Promoter Eddie Hearn says the size of the backroom team Raymundo Beltran brought with him to Scotland - and his willingness to pay expenses out of his own pocket - means the Mexican is confident he can take the world title away from Ricky Burns on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Record

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