Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Walter Smith has walked away from Rangers for the last time, having reluctantly abandoned an 11th-hour bid to take over the club after chief executive Charles Green's consortium refused to sell to a group led by the former team manager.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic Supporters Association will vote on Sunday whether to call a boycott on clubs who vote for a "newco" Rangers to be admitted to the Scottish Premier League.

Full story: Daily Express

Two-thirds of football fans believe Rangers should be thrown out of the Scottish Premier League and the passion of supporters of other clubs could force their chairmen to vote against the Ibrox club being admitted now that they are owned by a new company.

Full story: Daily Record

Celtic are in pole position to sign Tranmere Rovers full-back Danny Holmes with rivals Rangers facing a transfer embargo and Liverpool having sacked manager Kenny Dalglish.

Full story: Daily Record

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who has been on loan with Celtic for two seasons, has told manager Neil Lennon that he is ready to sign a permanent deal, a £2m transfer fee having already been agreed with Newcastle United.

Full story: Daily Express

Celtic missed out on signing central defender Matt Mills from Leicester City after Bolton Wanderers matched the Scottish champions' offer of a 12-month loan with a view to a permanent transfer.

Full story: Daily Record

Australian defender Ryan McGowan has pledged his future to Hearts despite interest from clubs in England's Championship.

Full story: Daily Record

Midfielder Adrian Mrowiec, who was released by Hearts, has signed for big-spending German Fourth Division club RB Leipzig.

Full story: Daily Record

Stuart McCall might not be able to strengthen his Motherwell squad for their Champions League debut, the manager having been forced to wipe £200,000 off his wage bill.

Full story: Daily Express

It looks increasingly likely that midfielder Steve Jennings will reject a new contract with Motherwell as he looks to return to English football.

Full story: Daily Express

Striker Andy Kirk, who has an option to remain at East End Park for another year, is likely to leave Dunfermline Athletic following their relegation to Division One.

Full story: the Herald

Former Hamilton Accies defender David Elebert is hoping for a return to Scottish football once the season finishes with Fylkir in Iceland.

Full story: Daily Express

The Scottish Football League has called an emergency board meeting to discuss a merger with the Scottish Premier League after the Scottish Football Association pressed for change in the structure.

Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray's wealth would quadruple to £100m should the Scottish tennis star win Wimbledon.

Full story: Daily Mail

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