Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are keeping close tabs on Rosenborg's £2.5m-rated midfielder Markus Henriksen. (Daily Record)

If Rangers emerge as a new company, their top-flight fate will not be decided by the five-man Scottish Premier League board - instead all 11 members will consider the issue. (Daily Record)

The players' union has been advised that "established players" are free to quit Rangers if they form a new company but the Scottish FA take a different view and may move to withold the registration of those seeking to leave. (Daily Record)

And manager Ally McCoist admits it would be a "devastating blow" if players opted to move away from a newco Rangers. (Various)

Rival bidder Brian Kennedy is backing Bill Miller to restore Rangers to their former glory. (Sun)

McCoist will travel to Tennessee next week for his first face-to-face meeting with Miller. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown believes he is close to agreeing a deal for Inverness winger Jonny Hayes. (Various)

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio is still waiting to hear if he will be offered a new deal at Tynecastle. (Scotsman)

Sasa Papac will say his farewells at Ibrox today as he prepares to end his six-season stay with Rangers. (Various)

Midfielder Joe Ledley is backing striker Mo Bangura to be a scoring success for Celtic. (Sun)

Manager Craig Levein is considering adding to the English-born contingent in his Scotland squad by selecting Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt. (Daily Record)

Departing Falkirk full-back Tam Scobbie has his eye on a move to England for next season. (Various)

OTHER SPORT

Departing winger Freddie Aramburu will skipper Glasgow against Connacht tonight as the Warriors bid farewell to Firhill Stadium. (Various)

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