Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are in contact with Bordeaux defender Michael Ciani's agent about a £1m move to the Scottish champions.

Full story: Daily Record

Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews has revealed that a passionate call from Owen Coyle persuaded him to snub Celtic and join Bolton Wanderers after leaving Blackburn Rovers.

Full story: Daily Express

Celtic have finally tied up an agreement to make goalkeeper Fraser Forster's switch from Newcastle United permanent.

Full story: Daily Mail

Kyle Lafferty has clinched a move to Swiss club Sion, where he will join former AC Milan and Rangers midfielder Rino Gattuso, despite a late bid by Parma for the striker who has left Rangers.

Full story: Daily Record

Stoke City have targeted Wolves striker Steven Fletcher and Steven Naismith, who has refused to move to the "newco" Rangers, after landing former Ibrox midfielder Jamie Ness.

Full story: The Sun

Scotland Under-21 midfielder John Fleck says the main reason he refused to move to the "newco" Rangers is because manager Ally McCoist would not give him a starting place.

Full story: Daily Record

United States defender Carlos Bocanegra says he will not make a final decision on his future until he knows in what division the new Rangers will be playing next season - but that he won't stay at Ibrox if they are not in the Scottish Premier League.

Full story: Daily Record

Rangers appear to be heading for the Third Division after Dunfermline Athletic, Falkirk and Partick Thistle joined Morton and in saying they would vote against the Ibrox "newco" being allowed into Division One.

Full story: Daily Mail

Hamilton Academical chairman Les Gray thinks First Division clubs will block any attempt to parachute Rangers into their division instead of Division Three.

Full story: Daily Record

Dundee United manager Peter Houston says the Rangers crisis has prevented him from making a fifth summer signing.

Full story: The Sun

Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung will miss the start of the season in Scotland after being named in South Korea's Olympic squad despite picking up an injury playing against Lebanon.

Full story: The Sun

Midfielder Danny Buijs has signed for Sparta Rotterdam after leaving Kilmarnock.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray's former coach, Miles Maclagan, who is now looking after the Scot's next opponent, Marco Baghdatis, wonders whether his former charge can handle the pressure of reaching his first Wimbledon final.

Full story: Daily Record

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