Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Steven Fletcher is set to tell Olympic bosses he will play for Team GB, worsening the Wolves striker's relations with the Scottish Football Association. (the Sun)

Former Scunthorpe striker Gary Hooper looks set to reject QPR and Sunderland to stay at Celtic. (Metro)

Norwegian midfielder Thomas Kind Bendiksen is poised to join Tromso on a free transfer in January after rejecting Rangers' offer of a new contract. (the Sun)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist will hold showdown talks with Matt McKay, who has been linked with a return to former club Brisbane Roar after the winger failed to become a regular starter following his summer transfer to Ibrox. (Daily Express)

Bristol City manager Derek McInnes has made an approach to Rangers for defender Kirk Broadfoot. (the Sun)

Former Rangers defender Danny Wilson has agreed to join Blackpool on loan from Liverpool. (the Sun)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist's priority will be a striker when he attempts to persuade owner Craig Whyte to release funds for new players when the pair hold talks within the next 48 hours. (the Scotsman)

Rangers are considering making a move for Young Boys full-back Scott Sutter. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is poised to offer Carlos Cuellar a new contract to fend off interest from the likes of Celtic after the former Rangers defender's recent first-team appearances for the English top-flight outfit. (the Sun)

Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby expects the Scottish Premier League leaders to slap a "no sale" sign on their first-team squad during the January transfer window. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen look set to lose key midfielder Kari Arnason in the summer after the Iceland midfielder, who is interesting clubs in France and Greece, rejected the offer of a new three-year contract. (the Sun)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels admits he is struggling to extend his midfielder son Dean's loan spell from Doncaster Rovers. (the Herald)

Dundee United are hoping to complete the signing of former Sligo Rovers midfielder Richie Ryan when the Irish Football Association re-opens for business on Monday morning - just a few hours before the Tannadice side face Aberdeen. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Coatbridge boxer Craig Windsor Jr is moving down from middleweight to light welterweight after a controversial defeat by Kevin McCauley for the British Masters title. (Daily Record)

Tony Hand, the Edinburgh-born Manchester Phoenix coach, has been named the new head coach of the Great Britain ice-hockey team. (the Scotsman)

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