Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers last night made a £500,000 offer for Palermo's Romania central defender, Dorin Goian, with manager Ally McCoist determined to seal the transfer before Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Malmo. (the Sun)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has revealed that he hopes to sign five more players before the transfer window closes next month. (Daily Record)

Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson hopes he has helped Malmo beat Rangers by passing on information about the Ibrox side to his Swedish countrymen ahead of their Champions League qualifier. (Various)

Cardiff City should seal the £650,000 signing of Kenny Miller from Busaspor within 24 hours, ending Rangers' hopes of a return to Ibrox for the Scotland striker. (the Sun)

Austrian left-back Thomas Piermayr has agreed a one-year contract with Inverness Caledonian Thistle following a successful trial after rejecting a new deal with LASK Linz and overtures from MK Dons. (Daily Mail)

Police have visited all 12 Scottish Premier League club to warn players they will be arrested if they brawl on the pitch. (the Sun)

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has appointed former Celtic, Aberdeen and Hibernian assistant Tommy Craig as first-team coach after the resignation of Iain Jenkins. (the Sun)

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has made an inquiry about Spartak Moscow's Glasgow-born Republic of Ireland winger, Aiden McGeady. (Daily Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

Alex Arthur has rubbished allegations he made a crude cut-throat gesture to Nicky Cook and mouthed the words "kill him" before the Englishman was stopped by world champion Ricky Burns last weekend. (Daily Express)

Boxing trainer Peter Harrison believes accusations that Alex Arthur was supporting Englishman Nicky Cook in his attempt to beat fellow Scot Ricky Burns could force the former world champion to quit the sport. (Daily Record)

Paul di Resta's Formula One future remains uncertain with Force India yet to confirm they will take up an option to extend the Scot's contract beyond this season. (the Herald)

Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors face an uphill task in the Rabodirect PRO12 - the Celtic League's new identity - as international demands could deny them Scotland rugby squad players for 10 of the 22 fixtures. (the Times)

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