Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell insists his club are not at war with the Scottish Football Association. (Various)

Prospective Rangers owner Craig Whyte is winning his battle to have £2.8m slashed from the asking price after the Ibrox club were hit with a tax bill for that amount. (Daily Record)

Current owner Sir David Murray is considering sacrificing half of his personal pay-off from the sale to cover the £2.8m tax bill. (Daily Mail)

And 'make-or-break' talks between Whyte, Murray and Lloyds bank will dictate whether the sale goes through by Wednesday. (Various)

The touchline spat between Motherwell chairman John Boyle and Aberdeen manager Craig Brown centred around the latter and his assistant Archie Knox claiming bonus money from their time at Fir Park. (Various)

Rangers defender Sasa Papac could make his return to international football with Bosnia if Bosnian FA president Iljo Dominkovic and secretary Sulejman Colakovic are removed from their posts by Fifa and Uefa. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile, Papac's Ibrox team-mate Madjid Bougherra says he wants to play in Qatar when he leaves Rangers. (Daily Record)

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