Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are ready to walk away from a proposed move for Maccabi Petah Tikva striker Omer Damari after being angered that the Israeli club announced a deal had already been struck. (Various)

Talks about bringing Jay Bothroyd and Knowledge Mosuna to Celtic are continuing, according to manager Neil Lennon. (Daily Record)

But Lennon is not willing to meet Reading's £7m asking price for striker Shane Long. (The Sun)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has told Rangers to stop talking about their pursuit of Tannadice striker David Goodwillie unless they are willing to meet the £2m plus valuation. (Various)

Meanwhile, contract talks at Ibrox continue with goalkeeper Allan McGregor keen to clarify his future and midfielder Steven Davis mulling over a new deal tabled by the club. (Daily Record)

And defender Steven Whittaker has been offered a new five-year deal to stay with Rangers. (Various)

Hibernian have knocked back Birmingham's £300,000 compensation offer for Easter Road manager Colin Calderwood. (Various)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon feels the Scottish Premier League were wrong to clear Hearts after he was attacked by a fan at Tynecastle in May. (Various)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies admits he may find it difficult to keep midfielder Rudi Skacel at the club. (The Sun)

Aberdeen striker Darren Mackie scored on his return from an eight-month injury lay-off in the Dons' 3-1 friendly win over Brechin City. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, Pittodrie manager Craig Brown says he has turned down the chance to sign Nacho Novo and Derek Riordan. (The Scotsman)

Liverpool have been told by Blackpool they will have to part with £9m to bring Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam to Anfield. (Daily Mirror)

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