Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers' administrator Duff & Phelps is considering legal action against the BBC following claims of a conflict of interest made in Wednesday's documentary, 'Rangers - The Men Who Sold the Jerseys'. (Various)

Senior Duff & Phelps partner David Grier denies he had worked on the deal for Craig Whyte to buy the club with money raised from selling season ticket rights to Ticketus in 2011.

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Blue Knights figurehead Paul Murray has called for an investigation into the role of Duff & Phelps at Rangers, describing the BBC claims as "very serious". (Daily Record)

The Scottish Premier League have given assurances that their investigation into the alleged undisclosed payments at Rangers is progressing. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen fans are threatening a mass boycott of Pittodrie season tickets if chairman Stewart Milne votes to allow a newco Rangers in the SPL.

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Celtic have been recognised as one of the top 50 brands in the global game, while crisis club Rangers have dropped out of the elite.

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Both halves of the Old Firm are tracking Hartlepool teenager Luke James. (Daily Express)

Scotland coach Craig Levein says he will not be tempted back into club management as he prepares for the upcoming World Cup qualifying campaign. (Various)

Sheffield United have confirmed their interest in Hearts captain Marius Zaliukas. (Various)

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon is hoping to sign James McPake on a permanent deal following his loan spell from Coventry while Motherwell's Tim Clancy is also on Fenlon's radar. (Daily Record)

Goalkeeper Graham Stack is angry he is not having his contract renewed at Hibernian, claiming the club indicated a month ago he would be given a new deal. (Various)

Free agent Nigel Hasselbaink has been offered deals at Kilmarnock and St Johnstone after leaving St Mirren. (Various)

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