Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish says Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi almost moved to Ibrox on loan during the 2003/04 season. (Sun)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon fears he may be priced out of a move for Real Betis striker Jorge Molina but remains hopeful of strengthening his squad before the transfer deadline. (Various)

Ally McCoist wants Polish striker Pawel Brozek to partner Nikica Jelavic in the Rangers attack. Brozek is currently with Turkish outfit Trabzonspor. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen have won the race to sign Dundee midfielder Gavin Rae, seeing off competition from SPL rivals Hibs and English League Two outfit Plymouth Argyle. (Express)

The Old Firm have been invited to bid for Rapid Vienna striker Hamdi Salihi after the Austrian club omitted him from their winter training camp in Portugal. (Express)

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has taken over Paul Scholes's coaching duties as the Scotland international recovers from a bowel condition. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray aims to overtake Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer by this year's Wimbledon as he looks to secure his first Grand Slam. (Various)

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