Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

RANGERS TAKEOVER GOSSIP

Charles Green admits he's "mad" to have bought Rangers but insists he wants to repair the club. (Various)

Green revealed there are Rangers supporters in his mysterious consortium but is concerned fans may not be able to make the life-or-death decisions needed to save the club.

Full story: Daily Record

And the 59-year-old says he was "hated" at Sheffied United, where he served as chief executive, because "I don't lie". (Daily Record)

Blades fans say they were not sad to see Green leave Bramall Lane in 1998. (Various)

Dave Bassett, who was sacked by Green at Sheffield United, warned Rangers manager Ally McCoist to watch his back but Green, saddened by Bassett's remarks, responded by assuring McCoist his job is safe. (Various)

Green has vowed to raise £1bn for Rangers and will accept investment from anyone so long as the cash is clean.

Full story: the Sun

Advising Green on the takeover, former Rangers manager Graeme Souness insisted: "I'm the right man to talk to about tough decisions at the club. I signed a Catholic." (Various)

And Green wants Souness to help him rescue the Ibrox club.

Full story: the Sun

OTHER FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have made a £3m offer for a player, believed to be Rosenborg midfielder Markus Henriksen.

Full story: Daily Record

Meanwhile, Celtic manager Neil Lennon and players Charlie Mulgrew and James Forrest completed another clean sweep of prizes at the Scottish football writers' awards, adding the respective manager, player and young player of the year accolades to their SPL equivalents. (Various)

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