Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Liverpool are poised to make a move for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic in January. (Sun)

Celtic are plotting a January move for Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar, who was formerly with Rangers. (Daily Mail)

Celtic remain in pole position to sign Maritimo striker Baba Diawara after the Portuguese club booted out a £3m offer from Monaco. (Daily Record)

Rangers will move for in-form St Johnstone striker Francisco Sandaza - if Nikica Jelavic is sold in January. (Daily Mail)

Rangers are eyeing a move for English-born Swiss international full-back Scott Sutter. (Sun)

West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans watched Rangers lose to Celtic on Wednesday and could be on his way to Ibrox in part-exchange for Jelavic. (Daily Express)

Huddersfield have told Celtic that Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes is not for sale. (Various)

Celtic face competition from Dutch club Vitesse Arnheim for Fulham defender Rafik Halliche. (Daily Record)

Celtic are to open contract talks with striker Gary Hooper, who has been linked with a number of top English sides. (Daily Express / Sun)

Australian midfielder Matt McKay is set to quit Rangers after just three months in Glasgow. (Various)

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is backing midfielder Paul McGowan for a Scotland call-up. (Daily Mail)

Aberdeen have offered new contracts to Scott Vernon, Isaac Osbourne and Kari Arnason. (Various)

St Johnstone midfielder Chris Millar faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow head coach Sean Lineen welcomes Scottish Rugby's decision to trawl the world looking for new Scottish qualified talent. (Herald)

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