Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in signing 21-year-old defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama from Celtic.

Full story: Daily Mail

Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes is flattered by interest from Celtic but is concentrating on his career with Huddersfield Town and has no thoughts of moving to the Scottish champions.

Full story: Huddersfield Examiner

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is being chased for legal costs after losing more than £100,000 in a tax scheme and failing to get his cash back - and Collyer Bristow, who advised Craig Whyte on his ill-fated takeover of Rangers, are among those chasing the Northern Irishman for money.

Full story: Daily Record

Scots barrister Kenneth Mure QC will chair a three-person tribunal, which also includes accountancy experts Dr Heidi Poon and Scott Rae, that will rule on the £50m offshore tax avoidance scheme that helped drag Rangers into financial meltdown, although Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals has no date set for a decision.

Full story: Daily Record

The new Rangers could finally be awarded Scottish FA membership - but only for one day - to allow them to play Brechin City in Sunday's Ramsdens Cup game while the new club come to an agreement with the Scottish Premier League over media rights and possible future sanctions because of unauthorised players payments.

Full story: The Sun

Contracts will be signed with Sky and ESPN to show 65 matches per season from the Scottish Premier League and Third Division if Rangers newco's Scottish Football Association membership is approved later today.

Full story: The Herald

BT Vision has emerged as a shock potential new broadcaster for the Scottish Premier League.

Full story: The Sun

Rangers should today receive membership of the Scottish FA, which will allow them to sign Ian Black on a four-year-old deal, re-sign Andy Little, while Craig Beattie is poised to commit himself to the new club, which is also in talks with Dean Shiels.

Full story: Daily Express

Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage says his offer to play for the new Rangers for free in Division Three would only be for games not on a Saturday because of his media commitments.

Full story: Daily Record

Jim McInally says Rangers should snub Robbie Savage's offer to play for the new club as the retired midfielder could not compete in Scotland's Division Three, the Peterhead manager quoting former Kilmarnock midfielder Stevie Murray saying of the Welsh international that "he couldn't take a beach ball off me in a telephone box".

Full story: Daily Record

Scotland Under-21 midfielder Rhys McCabe has agreed to join Sheffield Wednesday, with the Championship newcomers offering defender Mark Reynolds in exchange to Rangers.

Full story: Daily Express

Scottish duo Kim Little and Iffy Dieke were joined by Welshmen Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy, Neil Taylor and Joe Allen in not singing the national anthem when they played for the Great Britain football teams in their opening games at the London Olympics.

Full story: Daily Mail

Hearts claim it would require a bid of £1m for them to part with winger David Templeton.

Full story: The Sun

Aiden McGeady, now with Spartak Moscow, has given former Celtic team-mate Michael Gardyne a dossier on Dundee United's Europa League opponents, Dynamo Moscow.

Full story: Daily Record

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown is in talks with Sir Alex Ferguson about taking some Manchester United fringe players on loan.

Full story: Daily Record

Bristol Rovers, who are managed by Mark McGhee, have offered a contract to former Dundee United defender Garry Kenneth.

Full story: Daily Express

Released St Johnstone forward Derek Riordan has failed to win a move to MK Dons after his trial was cut short because of fitness concerns.

Full story: Daily Record

Scotland forward Derek Riordan has been invited back to MK Dons for a second trial after his previous spell was cut short by a foot injury earlier this month.

Full story: Daily Express

Former Celtic defender Mark Wilson's hopes of signing for Bristol City have been hampered by a groin injury.

Full story: Daily Record

Simon Mensing, who is out-of-contract with Hamilton Accies, is considering an offer from Azerbaijan club Simurq Pesekar.

Full story: Daily Express

Released Dunfermline Athletic midfielder Mark Kerr is hopeful to seal a contract with Carlisle United after tonight's friendly against St Mirren.

Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

A good luck message from First Minister Alex Salmond mis-spelled a new word for Scottish Olympians, saying: "the whole of Scotland is united in supporting our Olympians and Paralympians - our 'Scolymopians' - to go for gold".

Full story: The Sun

Scotsman Craig Reedie, the man who was instrumental in the London 2012 bid, has been elected as a vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.

Full story: The Herald

Richie Berrington, who hit a century in Scotland's T20 win over Bangladesh, could miss Sunday's CB40 match against Glamorgan with a groin injury.

Full story: Daily Express

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