Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers owner Craig Whyte might earn only a finder's fee, rather than a handsome pay-off, from Fortress if the American bankers are successful in buying the club. (Daily Record)

Craig Whyte is facing a life ban from football from the Scottish Football Association. (The Sun)

Former Rangers winger Gregg Wylde will sign a three-year deal with Bolton on Friday, less than two weeks after taking voluntary redundancy at the cash-strapped club. (Various)

Former Celtic director Michael Kelly said his grandfather James gave Rangers an unconditional short-term loan 80 years ago to spare their rivals embarrassment. (The Sun)

Defender Steven Whittaker is targeting the Old Firm game to make his return from injury to the Rangers first team. (Various)

Kilmarnock winger David Silva will be fit for the Scottish League Cup final against Celtic on Sunday following heat treatment on a calf injury. (Various)

Paul Heffernan will take a pain-killing injection to feature for Killie in the big match at Hampden. (Daily Express)

Celtic have been told by Real Betis not to waste their time making a bid for Jorge Molina. (Daily Express)

Hearts players might not be paid their March salaries in full on Friday. (Various)

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon hopes on-loan Stoke winger Tom Soares can make up for the absence of Ivan Sproule and Isaiah Osbourne in this weekend's Edinburgh derby. (Daily Express)

Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson dismisses talk of Celtic's presumed SPL title win being tainted by Rangers' 10-point deduction. (Daily Mail)

Motherwell defender Tim Clancy says he won't be celebrating if the Steelmen pip Rangers to the runners-up spot in the Scottish Premier League, because he feels that would be inappropriate given the Ibrox club's 10-point deduction. (Daily Record)

Falkirk manager Steven Pressley plans to open contract talks soon with six first-team players.

Steve Conroy has decided to end his career as a referee after becoming fed-up with aspects of the job. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta admits there is extra pressure on him now that he is the team's lead driver. (The Sun)

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