Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Liverpool are set to make a shock bid for Celtic back-up winger Paddy McCourt, while Wolves and Blackpool are also interested in the Northern Ireland international. (the Sun)

Celtic have rejected overtures from Blackburn Rovers and two Russian clubs for South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng. (Daily Record)

Celtic have renewed interest in Craig Gordon after the Scotland goalkeeper returned to training with Sunderland following injury. (Daily Record)

Rangers have rejected a £400,000 offer from Bolton Wanderers for Scotland Under-21 winger Gregg Wylde. (the Herald)

Rangers defender Steven Whittaker has been handed a three-match ban by Uefa for his red card against Malmo and the Scottish champions will launch an appeal ahead of Thursday's Europa League qualifier against Maribor. (Daily Mail)

Rangers will step up their efforts to take Scotland defender Danny Wilson back on loan from Liverpool following injuries to Kyle Bartley, Lee McCulloch and David Weir and suspensions to Sasa Papac and Steven Whittaker ahead of their Europa League qualifier against Maribor. (the Sun)

Orebro have questioned Rangers' desire to sign Alejandro Bedoya, claiming that the Glasgow club have offered less than a previous £300,000 bid for the United States midfielder who has signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Scottish champions in January. (Daily Express)

Brisbane Roar midfielder Matt McKay may not complete his transfer to Rangers until after Australia's World Cup qualifiers in September because of delays to his work permit application. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock are closing in on the signing of Slovenian left-back Leon Panikvar, formerly of Maribor, after a successful trial. (the Herald)

Hibernian defender Sean Welsh could sue team-mate Martin Scott after requiring four operations to a fractured cheekbone caused by a pre-season punch. (the Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's women have won automatic promotion to Europe's elite in two years' time after beating Belarus 2-0 in the final of the European Nations Cup II. (the Herald)

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