Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Manchester United are stepping up their interest in 21-year-old Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, who scored against Barcelona on Wednesday.

Celtic plan to reward teenage striker Tony Watt, who scored the second goal in Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League win over Barcelona, with a new long-term contract.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Joe Ledley is ready to sign a contract extension with Celtic, with the Wales midfielder's current deal poised to end in 18 months.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Aberdeen vice-chairman George Yule believes his side can prevent Celtic qualifying for the Champions League next season by winning the Scottish Premier League title.

Full story: Aberdeen Evening Expressexternal-link

Hearts are banking on three sell-out attendances in the hope of preventing the club going into liquidation.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Neil Patey, of financial experts Ernst and Young, says Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov can prevent Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs putting the club into liquidation for an unpaid tax bill by putting the club into voluntary administration.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Bottom side Dundee could benefit should Hearts be forced into liquidation as a new Scottish Premier League rule means that there would be no relegation in such a scenario.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link

Inverness Caledonian Thistle would be given a bye into the Scottish Communities League Cup final should semi-final opponents Hearts go out of business.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Rangers manager Ally McCoist wants international defenders Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian, who were both sent out on loan this season after financial problems led to the club playing in Division Three, back at Ibrox next season.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

The independent commission set up by the Scottish Premier League to investigate Rangers' use of Employee Benefit Trusts is likely to have to defer its hearing, which was due to begin next week, as Rod McKenzie, the Harper McLeod lawyer who had gathered evidence against the Ibrox club, was involved in a car crash last week and is still recovering from his injuries.

Full story: The Heraldexternal-link


Braehead Clan have signed Canadian/Italian Davide Nicoletti as the top-flight ice hockey side bid to halt a four-game losing streak.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Glasgow Rocks have finally gained a work permit for American signing Mike Ringgold and the centre will make his debut for the basketball side against London Lions on Sunday.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

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