Scottish Gossip: Dave King, Celtic target, McGregor, Dorrans

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers chairman Dave King's assertion that Celtic have, in effect, only won two titles in a row due to the other four being secured during the Ibrox club's absence from the top flight, is "ludicrous" according to Kris Boyd. (Scottish Sun)

And former Celtic striker Chris Sutton says King's remarks were "inflammatory," "childish" and disrespectful to the whole of Scottish football. (Daily Record)

Former Rangers midfielder Alex Rae also reckons King should stop talking about Celtic. (Scottish Sun)

Hearts are planning a move to sign former Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor from Hull City. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic look set to miss out on Serbian winger Srdjan Plavsic, 21, who is ready to sign a contract with Czech giants Sparta Prague. (Daily Record)

Graham Dorrans
Graham Dorrans has been one of Pedro Caixinha's top targets this summer

Rangers winger Daniel Candeias is unavailable for the club's Europa League qualifier against Progres Niederkorn because his registration will not be released by Turkish outfit Alanyaspor, the club he spent last term on loan with, until 1 July. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson hopes to put the memory of the injury he picked up in Europe two season ago when the Saints meet Lithuanian side Trakai in Europa League qualifying on Thursday. (Daily Record)

Midfielder Andy Halliday has been told by Rangers he can spend next season on loan from the club. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha hopes to be given the go-ahead to sign Graham Dorrans today. (Daily Express)

Allan McGregor
Allan McGregor could be set for a return to Scotland with Hearts

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers must decide quickly if he wants Hibernian midfielder John McGinn, with Ipswich Town having now bid for the 22-year-old. (Daily Express)

Nacho Novo, who spent part of last season at Glentoran, says Celtic cannot afford to take Linfield lightly if the sides end up meeting in Champions League qualifying. (Scottish Sun)

Kilmarnock are closing in on moves for defensive duo Stephen O'Donnell and Calum Waters. (Scottish Sun)

Midfielder Willo Flood reckons James Keatings is the type of match-winning striker Dundee United have been desperate for. (Daily Record)

Motherwell new boy Alex Fisher does not want to be compared with former Fir Park striker Scott McDonald. (Daily Express)

Emilio Izaguirre is desperate to sign a new three-year contract with Celtic. (Herald)

John McGinn
Ipswich Town have launched a bid for highly-rated Hibs midfielder John McGinn

Dougie Bell, who moved from Aberdeen to Rangers in 1985, says it could be hard for the Dons to stop midfielder Kenny McLean joining the Ibrox club. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend refused to blame his side's defeat in Fiji on the absence of fly-half Finn Russell, who was called into the British and Irish Lions squad. (Scottish Sun)

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