Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers captain David Weir has agreed a one-year deal to stay at the club. (Daily Record)

Celtic are to hold talks in London with Israeli side Maccabi Petach Tikvah over striker Omer Damari. (Daily Mail)

New Motherwell signing Michael Higdon maintains that he could have gone to England for more money but stayed in Scotland because he and his family are settled there. (The Herald)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson tells Rangers boss Ally McCoist that if he wants to sign Tannadice striker David Goodwillie he had better make a bid. (Daily Record)

McCoist will make a seven-figure bid for Goodwillie in the next 24 hours. (The Sun)

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish wants time to assess defender Carlos Cuellar before allowing him to leave for Rangers or elsewhere. (The Herald, Daily Mail)

Hibs youngster Sean Welsh has been ruled out for two months to have an operation on his cheekbone after a bust-up with team-mate Martin Scott. (The Herald)

Hibernian want to sign young Newcastle striker Phil Airey. (Daily Express, Daily Record)

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon warns his players that their pre-season trip to the Algarve will be hard work. (The Sun)

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic tells fans they have yet to see the best of him. (Daily Mail, Daily Record)

And he promises that he will be at Rangers for at least one more season. (Daily Express)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says new players will realise the size of the club when they play in front of capacity crowds on their tour of Australia. (Daily Record)

Lennon insists that captain Scott Brown will not be sold if the club signs Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama. (Daily Express, The Sun)

Kilmarnock offer trials to Italian striker Alessandro Comi, 21, and midfielder Stefano Baldan. (Daily Record)

League Two side Crawley Town look like they have won the race to sign Inverness striker Adam Rooney. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone's Sam Parkin admits that he must take his share of the blame for the lack of goals for the Saints last season. (The Sun)

The Perth Saints have failed in a bid to sign former Dunfermline winger Willie Gibson. (Daily Mail)

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