Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty is likely to become the next Rangers player to refuse to sign up to Charles Green's newco.

Southampton have joined the list of clubs chasing wantaway Rangers player Steven Naismith, while Turkish sides Bursaspor and Besiktas are keen on Ibrox midfielder Maurice Edu.

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Newco owner Charles Green is ready to open talks with the Scottish Football League after being denied entry to the SPL. (Sun)

While five SFL clubs who will vote on whether to allow Rangers to join will remember a 1964 attempt to remove them from senior football led by the Ibrox club. (Scotsman)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels thinks the SPL's refusal to allow a newco Rangers in will cost his side £1m. (Sun)

Falkirk manager Steven Pressley insists the return of a promotion play-off to the SPL is not enough of a trade-off to allow Rangers into the First Division. (Daily Express)

Scotland star James McFadden is returning to train with first club Motherwell with the possibility of winning a short-term deal with the club. (Sun)

John McGlynn is mulling over a contract offer to become the new Hearts manager. (Various)

St Johnstone's return to European football was thrownn into chaos with the club unsure who they could face due to a Turkish court case. (Various)

Midfielder Jonny Hayes will sign for Aberdeen today despite a last-ditch attempt by Hearts to lure him to Tynecastle. (Sun)

St Mirren could be in line for a community buyout after a prominent councillor urged the local authority to invest in the club. (Daily Record)

Former Dundee midfielder Mark Fotheringham is set to return to Germany to sign for Hoffenheim, while ex-Hearts striker Craig Beattie could join Dutch side Den Haag. (Sun)

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