Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have launched a bid to take Benfica striker Lorenzo Melgarejo on loan for next season. (Daily Express)

Former Rangers owner Sir David Murray has poured scorn on accusations that the club were involved in hidden contracts to players to cover untaxed payments. (Various)

Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy will bid to buy Rangers this week because he says he won't be able to live with himself if the club dies. (Daily Express)

Paul Murray's bid to lead a consortium in a takeover of Rangers has received further support from Alastair Johnston, the former chairman at Ibrox. (Herald)

Paul Murray will make moves to bring club legends Walter Smith and John Greig back to Ibrox if his bid is successful. (Herald)

Fifa will rule on an "individual basis" any possible transfers secured by Gregg Wyle and Mervan Celik, who left Rangers last week. (Various)

The SPL has struck a deal with American broadcaster FOX to show live matches from now until the end of the 2013/14 season. (Daily Express)

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas is scouring the English leagues for strikers to replace Francisco Sandaza and Cillian Sheridan. (Sun)

On-loan striker Roy O'Donovan has thanked Hibs manager Pat Fenlon for helping him rediscover his passion for football. (Various)

Celtic and Kilmarnock will both wear their away kits in Sunday's League Cup final. (Various)

Clyde are in talks with Partick Thistle over ground-sharing at Firhill for next season. (Daily Record)

Former Kilmarnock goalkeeper Alan Combe has joined Morton. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Boxing promoter Frank Warren is threatening to block Scott Harrison's comeback fight in Blackpool at the end of the month. (Herald)

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