Scottish Gossip: McKay, Waghorn, Tavernier, Holt, St Mirren

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee United are in talks to bring former Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker Billy McKay, 26, to Tannadice from Wigan Athletic. (Herald)

Meanwhile, Rangers are interested in signing the Wigan duo of striker Martyn Waghorn, 25, and defender James Tavernier, 23. (Daily Record)

But Hearts director of football Craig Levein has warned Rangers they will not get Jason Holt, 22, for free after the midfielder started training with the Ibrox club. Hearts would be due compensation for their former youth player.(Scotsman)

Jason Holt scores for Hearts against Rangers during season 2014-15
Holt scored against Rangers last season but is now training with the Glasgow outfit

St Mirren are being probed by HM Revenue and Customs over their failure to pay minimum wage and other Scottish clubs could also be investigated. (Daily Record)

Celtic's Swedish defender Mikael Lustig has been told it could be up to a year before he is playing pain free following ankle surgery. (Daily Express)

Lustig may have to play with a swollen foot and take painkillers as he manages his return to full fitness. (Herald)

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has tipped the club's recent forward recruit Nadir Ciftci to be a success in Glasgow.(Scotsman)

Mikael Lustig and Nadir Ciftci
Lustig (left) is back following surgery and is now team-mates with Ciftci (right)

Aberdeen can be a force at home and abroad this season under Derek McInnes, according to former Pittodrie favourite Joe Miller. (Herald)

Hibernian defender Liam Fontaine is grateful his side are not going through a summer overhaul like Rangers and is hopeful the Easter Road side are prepared for a title push in this season's Scottish Championship. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish club rugby player Darren Eales has been banned from all sport for two years after testing positive for exogenous anabolic androgenic steroids. (Scotsman)

Shinty's 'Ronaldo' - Ronald Ross MBE - has called for more children to take up the sport. (Herald)

Daniel Brooks hits a shot during the 2015 Scottish Open at Gullane
The Scottish Open could return to Gullane

The Scottish Open's sponsors are keen to take the golf event back to Gullane after its first staging of the tournament this year "exceeded expectations" while Donald Trump's course north of Aberdeen remains "in the mix" as a future venue.(Scotsman)

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