Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers bidder Brian Kennedy has warned their administrator that it will kill the club if it backs rival Bill Miller's bid to take over at Ibrox, despite the American's £19m offer being £6m more than that from the Blue Knights consortium being backed by the Sale Sharks owner. (Daily Record)

Former Rangers director Paul Murray's Blue Knights consortium has teamed up with rugby club owner Brian Kennedy in a cut-price £5m offer for Rangers, with the administrator also considering a rival £11.2m offer from American trucking tycoon Bill Miller. (the Herald)

The Blue Knights consortium's offer for Rangers is thought to at least match American tycoon Bill Miller's £11.2m bid. (the Scotsman)

Raith Rovers have been forced to increase the police presence at their First Division game against Queen of the South because of threats made against director Eric Drysdale after he was part of the independent three-man panel that hit Rangers with a £160,000 fine and a 12-month signing ban. (Various)

Rangers defender Carlos Bocanegra thinks the club would in safe hands if his fellow American, Bill Miller, was to win the race to own the Ibrox outfit. (Various)

United States defender Carlos Bocanegra is hopeful of remaining at Ibrox but realises that the final two years of his contract might not be honoured by Rangers now that the club are in administration. (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has had clear-the-air talks with Kyle Lafferty, who has been banned for a fortnight by the club after a breach of discipline, and insists that the striker still has a future at Ibrox. (Various)

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez could prevent Scotland captain Gary Caldwell playing for Team GB at the London Olympics despite the defender being shortlisted for the squad. (Daily Record)

West Brom midfielder James Morrison is winning his battle to recover from a knee ligament injury in time for Scotland's friendly against the United States in Florida next month. (the Sun)

Barry Robson hopes to win more Scotland appearances despite deciding to join Vancouver Whitecaps at the end of his Middlesbrough contract this summer. (the Sun)

Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal could be set for a surprise return to action against Rangers on Sunday after recovering from an ankle injury suffered against the same opponents in December. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

French ice hockey club Reims have signed Slovenian Denis Kadic from Fife Flyers. (the Sun)

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