Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is keen to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Alan Hutton but must fund the move by selling defenders Habib Beye, Luke Young and Rangers target Carlos Cuellar. (Daily Mirror)

Scotland forward James McFadden is set to return to Everton on a free transfer, three years after leaving to join Birmingham City. (Daily Star)

Wigan Athletic have joined the race to land Motherwell forward Jamie Murphy. (Daily Mail)

Hearts utility man David Obua faces a race to be available for Thursday's Europa League tie against Paks in Hungary as his passport has expired. (the Sun)

Rangers' 41-year-old defender, David Weir, says he is ready to resist the challenge for his place from Romania international Dorin Goian and other new signings. (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says he will not be speaking to the BBC until he receives an apology for a news item last week about violence and Old Firm games. (Various)

Unwanted Celtic midfielder Efrain Juarez could join up with Spanish side Real Zaragoza on their pre-season tour of England this week as he seeks a move away from Glasgow. (Daily Express)

Jamie Mackie is a doubt for Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifiers because the Queens Park Rangers striker's double leg break has not yet healed. (Various)

Mick McCarthy has urged Steven Fletcher to resolve his differences with Scotland coach Craig Levein as the Wolves manager believes the striker's form has been affected by the controversy. (Various)

Scotsman Craig Sutherland has agreed to join Reading after the former United States college striker had trials with Dumbarton and St Mirren, while Hamilton were also interested in the striker. (Various)

Concerns have been raised about the threat to Scottish football matches as the start of next season due to Olympic football matches being held at Hampden Park in Glasgow. (the Scotsman)

Former sports minister Stewart Maxwell wants clarification from British Olympics chiefs over rules that could prevent Celtic and Rangers playing Scottish Premier League and European matches in the city during next year's Games as Hampden Park is a venue. (Daily Record)

Hibernian are awaiting results of a scan but fear that defender Sean O'Hanlon could have suffered a broken foot against Celtic on Sunday. (Various)

Scottish Premier League players have been warned that they will receive a booking every time they confront an official about a decision. (Daily Record)

Scotland squad goalkeeper Iain Turner and Under-21 midfielder Kevin McDonald have started a trial with Sheffield United. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Season ticket sales for Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors are struggling to get off the ground, but the chief executives of the two professional clubs insist that a new marketing approach will pay off in the long term. (the Scotsman)

Former snooker world champion Graeme Dott says he has recovered from the neck injury that led him to pull out of the Australian Goldfields Open in Melbourne. (Daily Record)

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