Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers and Celtic are set to battle it out to sign Dundee United goalscorer David Goodwillie. (The Courier, Daily Record, Herald)

The Scottish Premier League is considering playing a tournament in Dubai or Florida during next season's winter break. (The Sun)

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic has pledged his future to the Ibrox club. (Daily Record, The Sun)

Craig Whyte, Rangers' new owner, says that manager Ally McCoist will have money to spend in the transfer market. (Daily Mail, Daily Record)

One possible target is Southampton's 24-year-old winger Jason Puncheon now that Vladimir Weiss looks like he will be playing for Espanyol next season. (Daily Express)

Cowdenbeath captain Mark Baxter has left after six years at the club. (Daily Express)

The agent for Efrain Juarez, the Celtic midfielder, says the player may have to leave the club in the summer to secure first-team football. (The Herald)

Dundee central defenders Rhys Weston and Craig McKeown have agreed new contracts at Dens Park, while Dunfermline have re-signed eight players for their SPL adventure. (The Courier)

Motherwell forward Jamie Murphy, having overtaken Stevie Kirk's scoring record for the club, now wants to match his Scottish Cup final exploits when the Steelmen play Celtic on Saturday. (The Sun)

Gareth Wardlaw, who has been released by St Mirren, says he has what it takes to play in the SPL. (Daily Record)

Hearts are set to sign Kilmarnock midfielder Jamie Hamill for free. (The Sun)

Hamilton striker Mickael Antoine-Curier plans to quit the relegated outfit for "a club with ambition". (The Sun)

Gavin Rae, who has been released by Cardiff City, is on the wish-list of Aberdeen manager Craig Brown. (Various)

And the Dons are also in the market for Willo Flood, the former Dundee United and Middlesbrough midfielder. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Lightweight boxer Willie Limond could be in line for a tilt at the European belt after signing with promoter Tommy Gilmour - if he can beat Poland's Arek Malek first. (The Herald)

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