Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Bill Miller, chairman of Tennessee-based Miller Industries, the world's largest manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment, says he plans to "clean up" Rangers' potential £134m of debt and that liquidation is not an option he is considering as part of his takeover bid. (the Herald)

Businessman Bill Miller has confirmed he is the sole party in the American bid for Rangers after Club 9 Sports' attempts to involve him in a consortium disbanded and he hopes to take the club out of administration through a company voluntary arrangement and with Ally McCoist as manager. (the Scotsman)

Bill Ng, a director at private equity firm Financial Frontiers, says his Singapore consortium can offer Rangers' creditors 20p in the pound in a deal worth £20m - twice that being offered by former Rangers director Paul Murray's Blue Knights. (the Sun)

Singapore-based tycoon Bill Ng, who is chairman of Hougang United in his homeland, wants to take Rangers out of administration through a company voluntary arrangement, appoint a board of Scottish directors and avoid liquidation. (Daily Express)

Rangers owner Craig Whyte maintains he still has a £30m guaranteed stake in Rangers and that he will return to Ibrox one day. (Daily Record)

Following the disclosure that Rangers' total debt could be as high as £134m, owner Craig Whyte says the club's liabilities decreased by more than £10m during his time as chairman. (the Scotsman)

Former Rangers owner Sir David Murray has put a "for sale" sign on the core part of his metals business, which helped him make his fortune, as the burden of debt that led him to sell the football club continues to weigh heavily on his multi-million pound organisation. (the Scotsman)

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon has criticised the Scottish Premier League's post-split fixtures for scheduling his side's April fixtures a day after those of relegation rivals Dunfermline Athletic and for moving the remaining fixture between the sides to a Monday to suit live television. (the Scotsman)

Dundee have applied to be admitted to the Scottish Premier League should it be expanded to 14 clubs next season. (the Herald)

Scotland winger Craig Conway is being sued by property management company Charles White over claims he failed to pay factoring fees for almost a year on a flat in Perth he had before his move from Dundee United to Cardiff City. (the Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley has left Chris Paterson out of his squad for the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse, a move that could signal the end of the veteran former Scotland full-back's rugby career. (the Scotsman, the Herald)

Competitors from Scotland and Northern Ireland playing in the Iomain Cholmcille invitation shinty-hurling tournament in Skye have been warned they could be sent off if they speak in any language other than Gaelic. (the Herald)

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