Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Artur Boruc wants to rejoin Celtic, where he spent five successful years, with the Polish goalkeeper's contract with Fiorentina expiring in the summer, although the relegation-threatened Serie A club have an option to extend that by a year. (Sunday Mail)

Efrain Juarez's agent says Celtic have told him the Mexican midfielder, who has played five times for the Glasgow club since arriving from Pumas for £2.5m in 2010, can leave in the summer. (the Sun)

Hearts midfielder Ian Black is battling on with a hernia as he attempts to help the Edinburgh side defeat Celtic to reach the Scottish Cup final. (Sunday Mail)

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has admitted he could be the next person at the club to be sacked, following Damien Comolli's exit as director of football, despite his side reaching the FA Cup final. (Sunday Telegraph)

Liverpool are considering a move to sign Celtic's chief talent spotter, John Park. (the Sun)

Darren O'Dea admits his seven-year spell at Celtic looks over as he eyes up a permanent contract with Leeds United, where the defender has been on loan this season. (the Sun)

Scotland striker Ross McCormack has opened talks with Leeds United about a new contract. (Sunday Mail)

Full-back Brian Easton, who was released by Burnley because another appearance would have triggered an extra transfer payment to Hamilton Accies, has been handed a trial by Leeds United. (the Sun)

Burnley 17-year-old Cammy Howieson, who made his first-team debut last week, wants to snub his native New Zealand to play for Scotland, his father's homeland. (the Sun)

Scottish manager Micky Mellon will celebrate Fleetwood's promotion to the Football League at a caravan park. (the Sun)

Hibernian striker Leigh Griffiths has revealed he pulled out a dummy from his sock to celebrate his winning goal in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen as a birthday present to his babies. (the Sun)

Rangers' joint administrator, Paul Clark, has denied suggestions that he is dragging his heels in the process to appoint a preferred bidder, blaming two of the three interested parties, American Bill Miller and Singaporeean Bill Ng, for wanting talks with the Scottish Premier League about new proposed penalties for clubs in administration and liquidation. (Scotland On Sunday)

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan says it will take steps to put the onus on anyone selling a club to prove they are handing it to someone who meets the governing body's fit and proper person criteria, which Rangers owner Craig Whyte has subsequently failed to meet. (Sunday Times)

Rangers fear they could be denied entry to the expanding NextGen Series youth tournament, which already involves Celtic Under-19s, because there are already too many British club involved. (Scotland On Sunday)

Former Rangers owner Sir David Murray is selling his former home overlooking Murrayfield Golf Course for £2m as he attempts to reduce his debts. (the Sun)

The Scottish Parliament will decide on Tuesday whether to call Hamilton Accies to Holyrood to answer questions relating to youth player Keiran Gibbons, now with Aberdeen, who was frozen out of football for almost a year over a compensation dispute. (Mail on Sunday)

St Mirren will hold an extraordinary meeting on 3 May in an attempt to force the resignation of director Ken McGeoch after a controversial failed takeover bid. (the Sun)


Former Scotland scrum-half Bryan Redpath, presently with Gloucester, is to be announced as the new coach of Sale Sharks. (Scotland On Sunday)

The International Cricket Council will today consider radical proposals that could lead to Scotland being handed full member status next year. (Mail On Sunday)

Former WBO super-featherweight champion Alex Arthur says he has much work to do in his bid to become a top light welterweight despite beating London-based Mauritian Michael Frontin at Meadowbank but insists he still has a boxing future at nearly 34. (Various)

World champion John Higgins admits that trying to juggle family life with a vastly expanded snooker calendar has led to a decline in performances this season. (Sunday Herald)

Sterling Davis wants to keep his Glasgow Rocks squad intact for next season despite their failure to break into the British Basketball League's top four this season. (the Sun)