Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scotland coach Craig Levein is hoping to persuade Tottenham Hotspur defender Steven Caulker, who has a Scottish grandmother and is on loan with Swansea City, to switch from England. (Mail on Sunday)

Hearts players are weighing up the possibility of a formal complaint against the club after another delay in the payment of their wages. (Scotland On Sunday)

Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng will consider signing a contract extension at the end of the season despite having two years of his current deal to run and being linked with top clubs in England. (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is to urge owner Craig Whyte to secure Kyle Lafferty for the long term by offering the Northern Ireland striker a new contract. (Various)

Rangers fans are planning a 5 November protest outside the BBC offices in Glasgow before their home game against Dundee United because of a television documentary probing the background of the Scottish champions' owner, Craig Whyte. (Sunday Mail)

St Johnstone midfielder Jody Morris insists he is not ready to retire from playing even if he is offered the manager's job full-time at McDiarmid Park after Derek McInnes's exit to Bristol City. (Sunday Mail)

While caretaker manager Alec Cleland wants to be considered for the St Johnstone job on a permanent basis, assistant Jody Morris insists he has not thought about his future. (Mail on Sunday)

Former Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee says chairman Stewart Milne lacked leadership and the club was full of negativity. (Sunday Herald)

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio insists he resigned and was not sacked by Sporting Lisbon following their Europa League defeat by Rangers last season. (Various)

Former Hearts manager Jim Jefferies says he would try to prise former assistant Billy Brown away from Hibernian should he be given another major job. (Sunday Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

John Paul, who has been selected for the Great Britain Olympics Academy, says seeing fellow Scotsman Chris Hoy win Olympic gold in Athens persuaded him to give up sprinting to take up cycling seven years ago. (Sunday Mail)

Boxer Ricky Burns says moving from superfeatherweight to lightweight means he can treat himself to a bar of chocolate and a can of coke after training. (Sunday Mail)

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