Scottish Gossip: Rangers chase Danny Wilson, Cesena reject Celtic bid

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scottish champions Celtic have had a £720,000 offer for 25-year-old Bosnia striker Milan Djuric rejected by Cesena after their relegation from Serie A, according to Sky journalist Dario Massara.(Football Italia)

Former Netherlands and Rangers defender Frank de Boer has urged Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk not to swap the opportunity of Champions League football for a relegation battle in England, with the 23-year-old Dutchman keen to move from the Scottish champions. (Daily Record)

New Rangers manager Mark Warburton wants to sign Danny Wilson, with assistant manager Davie Weir, who played beside the defender when he first broke into the first team at Ibrox, having spoken to the out-of-contract Hearts 23-year-old about a return to the Glasgow club.(Daily Record)

New Rangers manager Mark Warburton has revealed he would have turned down the job at Ibrox if the directors had failed to convince him the club's off-the-field financial problems will not have a negative impact on his tenure. (The Scotsman)

Former Rangers midfielder Paul Gascoigne has revealed he received a death threat from the IRA after his infamous "flute-playing" antics in a derby game against Celtic in 1998.(Daily Record)

Milan Djuric in action for Cesena
Cesena reportedly want more than £1.5m for Milan Djuric

Scotland forward Steven Naismith is confident September's critical trip to Tbilisi will be different to their last disastrous visit to the Georgian capital, when they lost 2-0 in October 2007, because of their new-found mental toughness. (The Scotsman)

West Bromwich Albion are to open talks with Scotland midfielder James Morrison over a new three-year contract for the 29-year-old.(Birmingham Mail)

Scotland midfielder James Morrison says manager Gordon Strachan's calmness sparked their fight-back to draw 1-1 with Republic of Ireland in Dublin. (The Courier)

Hollywood heart-throb Gerard Butler treated a bar full of football fans to free pizza during a visit to his home town of Paisley, having stopped off at the town's Argyll Bar to watch Scotland draw 1-1 with Republic of Ireland.(Daily Record)

Former Scotland Under-21 manager Billy Stark has ended seven months out of football by becoming Darren Young's assistant at Scottish League One newcomers Albion Rovers. (The Herald)

Gerard Butler
Drinkers in a Paisley pub got a pizza the action thanks to Gerard Butler

New Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams is poised to name former Dundee United and Inverness Caledonian Thistle boss Craig Brewster as his assistant at the English League Two club. (Plymouth Herald)

Clark Robertson has signed for Blackpool after the 21-year-old Scottish defender was freed by Aberdeen. (Blackpool Gazette)

Queens Park Rangers are expected to confirm on Tuesday that Scotland striker Jamie Mackie has returned to the relegated club in a £1.5m transfer from Nottingham Forest.(Daily Mail)

Striker John Sutton, 31, says a chat with St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright convinced him it was time to leave Motherwell and overcome his reluctance to exit Fir Park after helping them avoid relegation with victory over Rangers. (The Herald)

One-time LA Galaxy midfielder Cammy Marlow has agreed to sign for Queen's Park after the former Ayr United 21-year-old returned to Scotland from the United States. (Daily Record, print edition)

Livingston's new shareholder, Gordon Ford, wants to install a plastic pitch at Almondvale. (Daily Record, print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Colin Montgomerie was given the all-clear on Sunday ahead of this week's US Open after the 51-year-old experienced chest pains during the Constellation Senior Players Championship in Massachussetts.(The Courier)

Carly Booth has opened her heart on the "personal" problems that left the Perthshire player in a "bad place" during the slump that followed the 22-year-old's quick-fire double triumph on the Ladies European Tour three years ago. (The Scotsman)

Carly Booth says she feels "like I'm 30 I've been out here so long", having entered women's professional golf as a teenager.(The Herald)

Russell Knox leapt up both the FedEx Cup standings and world rankings after recording his third top-10 finish of the season on the PGA Tour in the St Jude Classic, with the Jacksonville-based Scot climbing six spots to 27th. (The Scotsman)

The Scottish rugby team has hired top French negotiations expert Eric Blondeau, who has trained high stakes ­negotiators at the National ­Gendarmerie Intervention Group - the French equivalent of the SAS, to improve their decision making during the Rugby World Cup.(The Scotsman)

British tennis number one Andy Murray can be seen serving up some tough love to One Direction's Liam Payne, comedian Jack Whitehall and broadcaster Clare Balding in a short comedy sketch for Unicef, the world's leading children's organisation. (Daily Record)

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