Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic has stressed his commitment to the Ibrox club after speculation linked him with a move to Liverpool. (The Scotsman)

Hearts owner Valdimir Romanov made fools of the Scottish Premier League by paying the club's players hours after being threatened with sanctions. (The Express)

Rangers have rejected a £500,000 bid from French club Sochaux for USA international Maurice Edu. (The Sun)

Nacho Novo has hinted that he could be ready for a return to Rangers if Ally McCoist makes a move for the Sporting Gijon striker. (The Sun)

Dunfermline could move for axed St Mirren stopper Ilias Haddan on a free transfer. (The Sun)

The SFA will hear Lee McCulloch's appeal on Thursday against his two match ban for a red card shown to him during the recent match against St Mirren. (The Scotsman)

Meanwhile, Hearts duo Ian Black and Ryan McGowan have an anxious wait to find out if they're to be offered punishments by the SFA's compliance officer Vincent Lunny for recent incidents. (The Scotsman)

Aberdeen have opened contract talks with Kari Arnason in the hope that they can keep him beyond the summer when his deal expires. (The Herald)

However, Dons boss Craig Brown has warned Arnason that the club won't be held to ransom over his wage demands. (The Express)

St Johnstone's Francisco Sandaza is poised to turn down an offer of a contract extension at McDiarmid Park in favour of a move to a bigger club. (The Herald)

Meanwhile, Saints defender Graham Gartland is poised to move to Morton on a free transfer and manager Steve Lomas is waiting to find out if he can hold on to Cillian Sheridan on-loan from CSKA Sofia. (The Herald)

Calum Elliot is exploring options in the USA in a bid to rekindle his career after negotiating a release from cash-strapped Hearts last month. (The Herald)

Dunfermline are set to reignite their interest in Raith Rovers striker John Baird. (The Mail)

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