Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Palermo are considering bidding £2m for Celtic's Greek striker Georgios Samaras. (Daily Record)

Maritimo president Carlos Pereira admits talks with Celtic over £3m-rated striker Baba Diawara are back on. (Daily Mail)

Italian international Antonio di Natale pleads to start for Udinese when they play Celtic in the Europa League on Thursday instead of being rested for Serie A games. (Daily Record)

Celtic defender Glenn Loovens will miss the match in Italy with a hamstring injury and could be absent from the Old Firm game on 28 December. (Daily Record)

Leigh Griffiths could be in trouble with the Scottish Football Association for making an offensive gesture to the Rangers fans at Easter Road on Saturday. (Daily Express)

SFA youth chief Ross Mathie says Scots-born Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy were never interested in playing for Scotland - the pair now star for Ireland. (The Sun)

Former Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar is set to be sold by Aston Villa in the January transfer window. (Daily Record)

Hearts players are reported to have set a date of 14 January to leave the club if they have not been paid the money owed to them. (Various)

Rangers' American defender Carlos Bocanegra says the team can still win the league even if they sell goalscorer Nikica Jelavic. (Daily Record)

Fraser Forster is keen to stay at Celtic beyond his season-long loan deal from Newcastle. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors coach Sean Lineen hails full-back Stuart Hogg after his performance in the win over Montpellier. (Daily Express)

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