Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hungary defender Roland Juhasz hopes Rangers make an improved offer for him to Anderlecht as he is not put off a move to the Glasgow club by their exit from the Champions League. (Daily Express)

Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra has jetted to Qatar for signing talks with Lekhwiya following his red card in Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Malmo. (the Sun)

Scotland defender Steven Whittaker has apologised for the early red card that helped Malmo knock Rangers out of the Champions League qualifiers. (Various)

Malmo midfielder Jimmy Durmaz has branded Steven Whittaker stupid for his sending off and Rangers an "ugly team" after the Swedish champions' win over the Glasgow side. (Various)

Celtic captain Scott Brown has revealed that he is close to signing a contract extension with the club. (Various)

Andreas Hinkel is poised to return to former club Stuttgart after being released by Celtic. (Daily Express)

Blackburn Rovers defender Gavin Gunning has agreed a three-year contract to join Dundee United. (Various)

Former Dundee United defender Craig Easton is considering a return to Scottish football after rejecting a new contract at Southend. (Daily Express)

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood says he is closing in on two signing targets. (Daily Record)

Former Hibernian striker Ricardo Vaz Te has signed a one-year contract with Barnsley. (Various)

Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher joined in a full training session with Manchester United for the first time since last season following a debilitating virus. (Daily Mail)

Former Hearts defender Robbie Neilson is training with Falkirk as he looks for a new club after being freed by Leicester City. (Various)

Dundee and Partick Thistle are both chasing the signature of veteran former Scotland winger Neil McCann. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

British number one Elena Baltacha has insisted she will carry on playing tennis while she remains healthy after this week suggesting she could retire after the 2012 Olympics. (Daily Record)

Fife Flyers have signed Canadian utility player Danny Stewart, who was player/coach with ice hockey rivals Newcastle Vipers last season. (Various)

Glasgow Rocks have agreed a one-year deal with American basketball point guard EJ Harrison. (Various)

Glasgow Tigers have brought in guest Aaron Summers to replace Jamies Grieves, who has tonsolitis, for Friday's Premier League speedway meeting against Edinburgh Monarchs. (Various)

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