Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Ally McCoist has "taken a step back from the brink" and remains manager of Rangers for now. (Daily Record)

A newco Rangers could be offered a route into the First Division next season as part of a radical overhaul of the Scottish game. (Daily Record)

The Walter Smith-led consortium will launch a takeover bid for the new Rangers in the next 48 hours. (Sun)

Mike McDonald, a business partner of new Rangers chief executive Charles Green, says the Walter Smith-led consortium is just one of three parties to express an interest in buying out the assets of the club. (Daily Mail)

Tynecastle director of football John Murray will ask club owner Vladimir Romanov to take a chance on Raith Rovers boss John McGlynn. (Daily Express)

Celtic have been told they must stump up at least £3m if they want Leicester defender Matt Mills. (Daily Record)

St Johnstone have offered a contract to former Hearts winger Chris Hackett, who has been released by Millwall. (Daily Express)

Soon-to-be-out-of-contract Crewe winger Byron Moore, a target for Aberdeen and Hibs, has been told by his manager Steve Davis that he would be "mad" to go to the SPL. (Daily Mail)

Hartelpool have made an offer for Aberdeen forward Michael Paton. (Daily Express)

Fifa have told the Scottish FA they will not get involved in the debate over the registration of Rangers players. (Sun)

Rangers duo John Fleck and Kyle Hutton are wanted by Sheffield United. (Daily Record)

Rangers legend John Greig has welcomed Walter Smith's attempt to take over the new Rangers. (Daily Express)

Relegated Dunfermline are seeking clarity from the SPL over what will happen if a newco Rangers fails to win a place in the top flight. (Various)

Hibernian have ruled out an appeal against the four-match ban given to manager Pat Fenlon for his Scottish Cup final gesture to fans. (Scotsman)

West Brom are stepping up their pursuit of Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon. (Daily Record)

Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish, recently sacked by Aston Villa, is wanted by Turkish club Besiktas. (Daily Record)