Tuesday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Gary Hooper's advisers believe Tottenham could make a bid to take the striker from Celtic to White Hart Lane. (Daily Record)

Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor tells his Dundee United counterpart Stephen Thompson not to approach the club to discuss Derek Adams taking over from Peter Houston at Tannadice. (The Sun)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall warns his players that Tuesday's league opponents, Dundee United, will be desperate to do impress stand-in managers Paul Hegarty and Stevie Campbell. (Various)

Steven Pressley could be in place as the new Tannadice boss by the end of the week. (Daily Mail)

Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United and Charlton Athletic are all showing an interest in St Mirren playmaker Paul McGowan, who is out of contract in the summer. (Daily Express)

Hearts' 19-year-old right-back Fraser Mullen hopes manager John McGlynn sticks with the young players in the Scottish Communities League Cup final against St Mirren. (The Scotsman)

Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster says the future of Scottish football is now in the hands of the Scottish Football League clubs who will meet on Thursday to discuss the league reconstruction plans that have the "unanimous" backing of the 12 SPL clubs. (Various)

St Mirren midfielder John McGinn reveals the players watched a video of the 1987 Scottish Cup final - in which the Buddies beat Dundee United 1-0 - to give them a confidence boost ahead of their successful Scottish League Cup semi-final against Celtic. (The Sun)

Rangers legend Brian Laudrup believes the club's chief executive, Charles Green, has a "great vision" for the Glasgow outfit and says he may return to Ibrox in an ambassadorial role. (Various)

Gary Harkins, now in his second spell at Dundee after moving from Kilmarnock, reckons keeping the Dark Blues in the SPL would match the achievement of staying in the First Division when Dundee were docked 25 points. (Various)

Aberdeen favourite Willie Miller urges the Pittodrie board to offer new contracts to the veteran management team of Craig Brown and Archie Knox. (Daily Express)

Raith Rovers confirm that their home Scottish Cup tie against Celtic on Sunday is a 7,000 sell-out. (Daily Record)

Hearts are contemplating signing Sunderland's 21-year-old striker Ryan Noble on loan. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Ahead of the country's Six Nations opener against England at Twickenham, Scotland lock Richie Gray insists the wins "simply have to come". (The Sun)

Former Scotland coach Jim Telfer believes England are not as good as they think are, saying 'a couple of wins and they think they are world-beaters'." (Daily Mail)

Andy Murray says he will focus on training in Florida and playing in smaller tournaments between now and the French Open in May. (Daily Record)

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