Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is to give lucrative new contracts to midfielder Victor Wanyama and striker Gary Hooper. (Various)

Defender Charlie Mulgrew has returned to Celtic for treatment after withdrawing from the Scotland squad with an Achilles injury. (Scotsman)

Scotland manager Craig Levein is mulling over whether to pitch uncapped left-back Paul Dixon into the starting line-up against Serbia, after injuries to Mulgrew and Danny Fox. (Various)

Serbian defender Neven Subotic has claimed his side cannot afford to fail against lower-ranked Scotland. (Daily Record)

And Lennon also warned that captain Scott Brown would find it difficult to play in consecutive matches for Scotland due to a degenerative hip condition. (Various)

Former Scotland captain Richard Gough insists Steven Fletcher will regret his feud with national team manager Craig Levein. (Daily Record)

Scotland winger James Morrison has joked that manager Craig Levein is a fan of the player because he brings him breakfast in bed. (Various)

Fellow wide player James Forrest has revealed that the last time the Scots qualified for a major tournament he was in primary three. (Various)

Scotland's all-time top goalscorer, Denis Law, thinks Jordan Rhodes is the player to beat his 30-goal record. (Various)

Scotland international Darren Fletcher has been named in Manchester Utd's 25-man Champions League squad, raising hopes he is close to a return to football after serious illness. (Scotsman)

Dundee Utd are considering a move for former Rangers defender Gregory Vignal. (Sun)

Dundee have re-entered the race to sign midfielder Mark Kerr after a move to St Johnstone has stalled, while Saints striker Stvie May said he had no choice but to leave for Hamilton on loan after falling down the pecking order in Perth. (Herald)

Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston has insisted the club did not sell teenager Matthew Kennedy to Everton on the cheap. (Various)

Falkirk chairman Martin Ritchie has held talks with manager Steven Pressley over the club's poor start to the season. (Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Milos Raonic has said the manner of Andy Murray's victory over him at the US Open left him stunned. (Daily Record)

Boxing promoter Frank Warren has enlisted the services of legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer for Ricky Burns' lightweight fight with Kevin Mitchell in Glasgow. (Various)

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