Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Georgia-based Bill Miller is the tycoon behind the US bid to take over Rangers.

The 64-year-old made his fortune with a vehicle towing company but his track record in sport includes an unsuccessful stock car league that was designed to rival NASCAR. (Daily Record)

But the US and Singapore bids are expected to follow the German consortium in falling out of the running to take control at Ibrox, leaving Paul Murray's Blue Knights as the sole bidder. (Sun)

Murray has not been deterred by the potential £140m debt amassed by the club. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile, Rangers' administrators have pleaded with fans not to stage a protest against any future plans to liquidate the club over fears it may jeopardise the takeover bids. (Herald)

Sone Aluko has indicated he might be willing to stay on at Rangers beyond his short-term deal, despite interest from Rayo Vallecano. (Various)

Ipswich Town will try to sign Daryl Murphy on a permanent deal at the end of his season-long loan from Celtic. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels has called for strong refereeing when his side take on Celtic on Saturday, with the latter needing one point to clinch the Scottish Premier League. (Various)

Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston has reacted angrily to SPL chairman Ralph Topping's claim that the league's non-Old Firm "gang of 10" were sabotaging future sponsorship deals. (Various)

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