Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Madjid Bougherra could be on his way out of Rangers in a shock £2.6m switch to Qatari champions Lekhwiya Sports Club, but the Ibrox club will only allow the defender to leave after their Champions League qualifier against Malmo. (Daily Express)

Rangers have turned down a £2.7m bid for Madjid Bougherra from Qatar club Lekhwiya Sports Club for central defender Madjid Bougherra. (the Herald)

Romania central defender Dorin Goian is desperate to complete his move to Rangers today so he can play in Tuesday's Champions League qualifier against Malmo after a £750,000 fee was agreed with Palermo. (Daily Record)

Rangers are confident that they will complete the £800,000 signing of Palermo central defender Dorin Goian before today's 1700 BST Champions League deadline. (the Herald)

Palermo central defender Dorin Goian will fly into Glasgow today for a medical and contract talks with Rangers after an £800,000 fee was agreed between the clubs. (the Sun)

Cardiff City will unveil Kenny Miller as a £800,000 signing from Bursaspor today after beating Rangers to the Scotland striker's signature. (the Sun)

Brazilian playmaker Wilson Figueiredo, who starred in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Helsingborgs ahead of Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Rangers, has demanded a return to South America because his family are homesick. (Various)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson thinks Scottish clubs are being targeted by Uefa after a supporter who ran on to the pitch resulted in his club being reported yet fans of opponents Slask Wroclaw carried out violence and vandalism in Dundee city centre. (Daily Record)

New St Johnstone signing Callum Davidson, who left the club to join Blackburn Rovers in 1998, thinks that team-mate Murray Davidson should snub overtures from English clubs and join Rangers instead. (Various)

Hearts winger Andrew Driver will make his long-awaited return from injury in tonight's testimonial match for Dunbar United player Geoff Jones. (Various)

Former Dundee striker Leigh Griffiths will be sent on a season-long loan by Wolves, but a return to Scottish football is not manager Mick McCarthy's preference. (the Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Paul di Resta is hoping for a change of luck after a collision with Nick Heidfeld in the first lap at the German Grand Prix hampered his chances before he fought back to finish 13th. (the Sun)

Dario Franchitti has flown back to go sailing after finishing third at Edmonton, where Will Power's first place allowed the Australian to reduce the Scot's lead in the CART title race. (the Sun)

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