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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Bayern Munich manager Felix Magath has bought a 1% stake in Rangers and has spoken with one of the groups battling for control of the club to outline his vision for their future. (Daily Record)

American Robert Sarver, who has upped his offer to take control of Rangers, has denied having any links with previous members of the club's board. (Daily Record)

Barry Ferguson believes Douglas Park, who along with two other businessmen has bought a near 16% stake in Rangers, is the type of person who should be running the Ibrox club. (Daily Record)

Shareholder Dave King is considering calling and extraordinary general meeting at Ibrox. (Scottish Sun)

Alex Neil
Hamilton manager Alex Neil is on the brink of making the move to Championship side Norwich

Hamilton manager Alex Neil could turn his back on the chance to become Norwich boss if he feels he does not have full control of football matters at Carrow Road. (Various)

And Neil says he will not be fazed by going from dealing with players on £300 a week to stars on £30,000 per week at Norwich. (Daily Record)

Neil also admits there is a good chance the Norwich players will have no idea who he is. (Scottish Sun)

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald believes young Scottish managers will be inspired by Neil's potential appointment at Carrow Road. (Daily Record)

Celtic could be ready to offer £1.5m for former Hibernian striker Eoin Doyle, who has scored 22 goals for Chesterfield this season. (Daily Record)

Goalkeeper coach Stevie Woods says it took him just 45 minutes of working with Craig Gordon to know the glove man was ready to take his place between the sticks for the champions. (Daily Record)

Stefan Johansen hopes Kris Commons signs a new deal with Celtic so the pair can try to form a partnership. (Daily Record)

But Bolton manager Neil Lennon has stepped up his bid to secure Commons in the January transfer window. (Scottish Sun)

St Mirren pulled out of a potential takeover deal because they discovered one of the members of the English syndicate has a conviction for fraud. (Daily Record)

Buddies caretaker boss Gary Teale says clubs can forget about signing Kenny McLean unless they match the £1m that took Lewis Macleod from Rangers to Brentford. (Daily Record)

Gary Mackay-Steven
Sheffield United target Gary Mackay-Steven has been in fine form for Dundee United in recent weeks

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara insists his side must learn to grind out victories when they are not at their best, just like Aberdeen. (Daily Record)

Sheffield United are preparing a £200,000 bid for Gary Mackay-Steven, whose Dundee United contract ends in the summer. (Daily Record)

Ross County are running the rule over freed Inverness Caley Thistle striker Ibra Sekaija as boss Jim McIntyre looks to bolster his squad in January. (Daily Record)

Ayr United manager Ian McCall wants to make former Rangers and Raith Rovers defender Ross Perry his first signing for the club. (Daily Record)

Peter Houston, who worked with Ian Cathro at Dundee United, believes the Valencia assistant manager should take his time before becoming a boss in his own right, amid reports linking the 28-year-old with Rangers. (Scottish Sun)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes admits he spotted defender Ash Taylor, who has been a stand-out for the Dons this season, while spying on another player. (Scottish Sun)

Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston is surprised by playmaker Alexei Eremenko's claim that the artificial surface at Rugby Park has been responsible for some of his injury problems this season. (Scottish Sun)

Grant Gilchrist
Grant Gilchrist could miss Scotland's Six Nations campaign because of an arm injury

Hearts are prepared to offer defender Jordan McGhee a new contract, but other Tynecastle stars must wait until the club knows which division they will be playing in next season before they are handed deals. (Scotsman)

Celtic's on-loan Aston Villa winger Aleksandar Tonev is attracting interest from a number of French clubs, according to the player's agent. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Duncan Weir is likely to miss Scotland's Six Nations campaign due to an arm injury, and Stuart Hogg could be out for the start of the competition. (Daily Record)

Grant Gilchrist is also a major doubt for the Six Nations due to his broken arm. (Scotsman)

Scotland stand-off Ruaridh Jackson has been handed a contract extension at Wasps, despite still being out with a long-term injury. (Herald)

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