Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Arsenal and Manchester City are leading the chase for Craig Gordon after Sunderland decided to listen to offers for the Scotland goalkeeper. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy has refused to take a wage cut to smooth the way for a return to former club Celtic. (Daily Record)

Alex McLeish will make Celtic target Shay Given, the Manchester City goalkeeper, his first signing as Aston Villa boss and is closing in on Tottenham defender Alan Hutton. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby has agreed a contract extension with the Glasgow club. (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has been told he will get to spend the £850,000 bonus the Scottish champions will receive following former midfielder Charlie Adam's transfer to Liverpool from Blackpool. (Various)

Scotland defender Stephen Crainey has snubbed a move to Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic to sign a new contract with Blackpool, while goalkeeper Matt Gilks has also re-signed for the relegated club. (Daily Mirror)

Scotland striker Kris Boyd will earn £40,000 per week after completing his transfer from Middlesbrough to Eskisehirspor. (the Sun)

Striker Eric Odhiambo has signed for Turkish club Denizlispor after leaving Inverness Caledonian Thistle. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone chairman Geoff Brown says the Perth club are still owed £10,000 from Dunfermline Athletic for last season's loan deal for defender Kevin Rutkiewicz. (Various)

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes admits he missed out on signing Northern Ireland winger Niall McGinn on loan from Celtic after a late bid by Brentford. (the Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Rocks coach Sterling Davis has headed to Las Vegas in an attempt to recruit fresh basketball talent. (Daily Express)

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