Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers manager Ally McCoist has admitted he feels helpless as English clubs eye his players taking advantage of the financial crisis at Ibrox.

The SFA are set to tighten up ownership rules to prevent a repeat of Craig Whyte's tenure at Rangers. (Various)

Prospective Rangers owner Charles Green has been invited to attent a meeting with the Rangers Fans Fighting Fund today to explain his plans for the club. (Daily Mail.)

Celtic are set to shatter defender Emilio Izaguirre's Olympic dream by refusing to release the Honduran for the Games. (Sun)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been encouraged to renew his interest in Newcastle striker Leon Best.

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Bolton manager Owen Coyle could be ready to challenge Celtic for Leicester defender Matt Mills. (Daily Record)

And the Parkhead club face an uphill battle to sign top targets Bjorn Bergman Sigurdarason and Keith Andrews, with Championship clubs interested in both. (Daily Express)

Hearts' hopes of keeping manager Paulo Sergio are fading after they offered the Scottish Cup-winning boss a pay cut to stay. (Sun)

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And the Tynecastle side are ready to swoop for one of Sergio's best friends, Jose Couceiro, if they can't agree a deal. (Daily Record)

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Hibs goalkeeper Mark Brown is yet to receive a contract offer from the club, despite being told by manager Pat Fenlon he is wanted for next season. (Various)

Midfielder Tom Soares has admitted he would consider a return to Hibs next season after being axed by Stoke. (Sun)

And the Easter Road side have thrashed out a deal to sign Partick midfielder Paul Cairney. (Daily Star)

Slovak side FK Senica are chasing free agent former Dundee Utd goalkeeper Dusan Pernis. (Various)

Former Livingston owner Pearse Flynn says he always knew Paul Lambert would make it as a manager, despite the former Celtic skipper leaving Almondvale after only eight months in charge in 2006. (Daily Record)

Scotland manager Craig Levein says he will be supporting England at Euro 2012 as he is an admirer of Roy Hodgson. (Sun)

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