Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Fulham are set to gazump Queens Park Rangers in the £7m battle to sign Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng.

Arsenal are considering Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, 21, as a replacement for Alex Song, if Barcelona make a substantial bid for the 24-year-old.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Republic of Ireland defender Darren O'Dea has joined Major League Soccer outfit Toronto after being released by Celtic.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Josh Thompson has joined Portsmouth on trial after the central defender was told he has no future with Celtic.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Atletico Madrid winger Elliot Kebbie, the 17-year-old the Spaniard signed from Leeds United, has started a trial with Rangers, who could also hand a deal to former Hearts striker Kevin Kyle.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Veteran midfielder Pantelis Kafes, who has been capped 40 times for Greece, has started a trial with Rangers after leaving AEK Athens.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Carlos Bocanegra, Kirk Broadfoot and Dorin Goian could leave Rangers, with interest in all three international defenders.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Reports in Greece claim that Pantelis Kafes has discussed a two-year deal worth £7,000 a week with Rangers despite the new club starting life in Division Three.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Blackburn Rovers will offer £6m for Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes, 22. The forward is also a target for West Ham and Fulham.

Full story: Guardianexternal-link

Former Dundee United goalkeeper Dusan Pernis has signed for newly promoted Polish club Pogon Szczecin.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Sir Chris Hoy insists that Sir Steve Redgrave's triumphs will never be topped despite the cyclist equalling the rower's five Olympic gold medals and having the chance to go one better in the keirin in London.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Several Scotland cricketers are likely to be reprimanded after allegations of vandalism in the team's hotel in Taunton hours after they had lost to Somerset in the CB40 game two weeks ago.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Scott Harrison's dream of becoming world champions for a record third time edged closer when Manchester's John Murray agreed terms to box the Scot in a world title eliminator.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Trainer Kevin Maree urged George Groves to relinquish his British super-middleweight belt after he withdrew from his proposed fight with Scotsman Kenny Anderson.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

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