Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Dundee United, Aberdeen, Hearts, Hibs, Dumbarton

Gossip logo

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Talks over a new contract for Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic have stalled, with the Australia international becoming increasingly keen on the idea of playing in England following an inquiry by Leeds United in January for the 23-year-old who has 15 months left on his current deal. (The Sun, print edition)

Manchester United are weighing up a move for Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson, but Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have also been watching the 21-year-old Scotland international.(Daily Star)

Dundee United's players helped pay for hotel accommodation ahead of Saturday's win over Ross County through cash accrued in club fines, the Tannadice outfit having been operating a "no overnight stay" policy as they try to fight their way out of relegation trouble, travelling to away matches on the day of the game.(The Courier)

Anti-sectarian charity Nil By Mouth has urged Hearts fans to help police identify the supporter who Kilmarnock striker Josh Magennis has alleged racially abused him at Tynecastle on Saturday, the Northern Ireland international having an official complaint to Police Scotland after Saturday's Premiership game at the weekend. (The Herald)

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic
Tom Rogic is reportedly tempted by a move to England and has stalled on talks with Celtic

Former Hearts striker Christian Nade thanked Hibernian fans for inspiring him to score one of Dumbarton's goals in his side's 3-2 win over the Scottish Championship promotion hopefuls because of the abuse he receives before, during and after games against the Edinburgh side.(The Scotsman)

After Liam Craig was subjected to boos from Aberdeen fans for winning and scoring the penalty that denied the Dons a 1-0 victory over St Johnstone, team-mate Simon Lappin insisted that his fellow midfielder only ever dives during training. (The Sun, print edition)

Defender Mark Reynolds has insisted that Aberdeen can still beat Celtic to the Scottish Premiership title despite missing a chance to reduce the gap between themselves and the reigning champions to four points after their 1-1 draw with St Johnstone.(Daily Record)

Greg Stewart has tipped fellow Dundee striker Kane Hemmings to reach 30 goals this season after notching his 20th in the 1-1 draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle. (Daily Express, print edition)

Hull City full-back Andrew Robertston
Andrew Robertson (right) is being linked with to English Premier League clubs

Rangers defender Danny Wilson has warned his team-mates not to think the Championship title has already been won despite their 11-points lead over Hibs.(Belfast Telegraph)

Falkirk midfielder Tom Taiwo thinks his side can take advantage of Hibs' busy schedule to snatch second place in the Championship. (Daily Mail, print edition)

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, a major player on the ECA (European Club Association) board who has already revealed plans for a new Champions League that could deny Scottish clubs entry, has also vowed to oppose new Fifa president Gianni Infantino's plans for a 40-team World Cup finals that would boost Scotland's chances of qualifying.(Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Braehead Clan finally ended their five-game losing run with a battling 4-2 victory over the Nottingham Panthers to secure their place in the Elite League play-offs.(The Herald)

Olympic bronze medallist Daniel Purvis won the all-around title at the Scottish Championships at the Bell's Sports Centre in Perth for a third successive year. (The Herald)

Steph Twell and Jo Moultrie completed a Scottish one-two in the 3000m final in Sheffield, with both being inside the qualifying time for the World Indoor Championships in Portland next month, but Lynsey Sharp and Guy Learmonth could miss out on selection for the British team after third-place finishes.(The Herald)

Top Stories