Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Birmingham star James McFadden is ready to discuss a summer move to Celtic. (Sun)

Rangers last night kicked out a new £600,000 bid for full-back Steven Whittaker from Turkish side Bursaspor. (Daily Mail/Sun)

Midfielder Beram Kayal has warned Celtic to pay him what he is worth or risk losing him to a cash-rich English side. (Daily Record)

Celtic face competition from Hull in their bid to land Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who spent last season on loan in Glasgow. (Daily Express/Sun)

Hibernian and Crawley Town have tabled offers for Adam Rooney, who scored 20 goals for Inverness last season, while Birmingham are also keeping tabs on the Irish striker. (Sun)

Rangers want to keep veteran skipper David Weir for one more season but are targeting other central defenders. (Scotsman)

Russian outfit Volga and Turkish team Eskisehirspor are in the hunt for Derek Riordan now that the forward's Hibs contract has expired. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone have joined the race to sign goalkeeper Cammy Bell, out of contract at Kilmarnock. (Daily Express)

Kyle Bartley has pleaded with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to let him rejoin Rangers instead of being a reserve with the Gunners. (Sun)

Inverness have signed midfielder Greg Tansey, following the 22-year-old's release from Stockport. (Daily Express)

Striker David Healy has not given up hope of landing a new deal with Rangers. (Daily Express)

Released Dundee United defender Darren Dods is on the verge of joining Falkirk. (Daily Express)

Liverpool's teenage midfielder Thomas Ince, son of former England star Paul, is being chased by Rangers. (Sun)

Swansea are in talks to sign Blackpool and Scotland left-back Stephen Crainey. (Sun)

Livingston chairman Gordon McDougall says the First Division newcomers won't be making any signings this summer. (Sun)

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