Thursday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


A Scandinavian consortium is preparing a takeover bid to buy Hearts.

Norwich City will make a third bid for in-form Celtic striker Gary Hooper. (Express)

Should Norwich fail to sign Hooper, City boss Chris Hughton will turn his attention to Scotland and QPR hitman Jamie Mackie. (Sun)

Celtic striker Gary Hooper
Norwich City have failed with two bids for Gary Hooper. Will they make a third?

Celtic, meanwhile, are losing interest in Nigeria and Ashod FC defender Juwon Oshaniwa following a proposed link up with international colleague Efe Ambrose. (Various)

Rangers supporters have given Charles Green the go-ahead to rename Ibrox. (Daily Record)

First-team coach Ian Durrant insists the Rangers fans are the biggest selling point when the club tries to attract new players. (Daily Record)

Juventus have received a boost ahead of their Champions League double header against Celtic with news that goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon has signed a new deal. (Various)

Dundee's hopes of signing striker Jason Scotland are fading after the hitman held talks with Barnsley. (Express)

Hibs and Motherwell have been linked with a move for Rochdale midfielder Jason Kennedy. (Various)

Partick Thistle boss Jackie McNamara has laughed off speculation linking the First Division outfit with Paddy McCourt and Bobo Balde. (Express)

Inverness CT midfielder Ross Draper believes the chance to earn silverware and face big clubs every week is more attractive than earning more money on a lesser stage in England. (Various)

Juventus hope to sign striker Lisandro Lopez on loan from Lyon in time to face Celtic in the Champions League.

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Aberdeen boss Craig Brown has no intention of accepting a new role at Pittodrie to make way for a younger coach. (Scotsman)


England head coach Stuart Lancaster is wary of "nothing to lose" Scotland in their Six Nations opener at Twickenham on 2 February. (Various)