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Rangers will need a £10m cash injection to stay afloat in the next 18 months, according to former chairman Malcolm Murray, who is concerned at the Glasgow club's ability to attract such investment.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

Rangers will start the new year by having a cull of fringe players and slashing their wage bill, which could include the sale of £700,000 signing David Templeton, but it does not have the approval of manager Ally McCoist.

Full story: Sunday Express

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster
The Sun says Fraser Forster must leave Celtic to play for England at the World Cup finals

Graham Wallace was stunned to learn that Rangers are operating without a scouting network, but the chief executive has made establishing one a priority.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace has urged fans not to boycott Ibrox in protest against the current board and insists it will only hurt the club they love.

Full story: Sunday Mail

Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace is refusing to rule out accepting investment from former director and South Africa-based businessman Dave King.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Rangers chief executive Graham Wallace insists he will wield "pivotal" power over the key decisions he hopes can steer the club back to financial stability.

Full story: Mail On Sunday (print edition)

Celtic have lifted suspensions on most of the under-fire Green Brigade amid an investigation into vandalism of seats at Motherwell's Fir Park but warned the group of "ultras" fans that they have not yet been given the "all-clear".

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster will not be picked for England's World Cup squad by Roy Hodgson unless he leaves Glasgow for a club in England's Premier League in January.

Full story: The Sun

Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley will spark the interest of Premier League clubs as the Wales midfielder will not sign a new contract after being told he will not receive a big increase on his £25,000-per-week wages.

Full story: The People (print edition)

Celtic left-back Emilio Izaguirre wants to stay with the club beyond the end of his current contract, which has 18 months left to run.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Celtic striker Tony Watt seems certain to have his loan deal cut short in Belgium after being criticised again by Lierse coach Stanley Menzo for his attitude and dropped from his 18-man squad.

Full story: The Herald

Kenny Anderson, a Dutch-born midfielder who has played for Scotland youth teams, is still hopeful of winning a full international call-up now that the 21-year-old has become a regular with Eredivisie outfit RKC Waalwijk.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

Everton are poised to pip Newcastle United to the signature of Spartak Moscow's Glasgow-born Republic of Ireland winger, Aiden McGeady.

Johnny Russell celebrates with Derby
Johnny Russell is wanted by his former Derby manager, Nigel Clough

Full story: The People (print edition)

Dundee United forward Michael Gardyne is hoping to extend his loan with Kilmarnock beyond January.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

Johnny Russell is wanted by League One club Sheffield United, but Derby County are adamant that they have no intention of selling to Nigel Clough, who bought the former Scotland Under-21 striker while managing the Rams.

Full story: The Star

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough says forward Jamie Murphy, who appeared poised for a loan return to Motherwell, has worked his way back into his plans.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is being lined up to replace Malky Mackay as manager of Cardiff City by the club's owner, Vincent Tan.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay is holding out for a £2m pay-off after calling the managers' union into his dispute with club owner Vincent Tan.

Full story: The People (print edition)

Scotland striker Steven Naismith has tipped Andrew Robertson for a first Scotland cap after the 21-year-old was man of the match in a bounce game against the senior squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Croatia in October.

Full story: Sunday Express (print edition)

Steven Naismith says he has never enjoyed his football more because of the unique management style of Roberto Martinez - despite the Scotland striker finding himself on the bench.

Full story: Mail On Sunday (print edition)

Scotland will be forced to play home and away friendlies against European Championship hosts France should they be drawn in a five-team group instead of one containing six.

Full story: Sunday Express (print edition)

East Fife are planning to install an artificial pitch at their New Bayview ground in Methil for next season.

Full story: Sunday Mail (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland rugby coach in waiting Vern Cotter will attempt to lure Nathan Hines, the 37-year-old forward presently playing for him at Clermont-Auvergne, back to Scotland for a potential shock return for club and country at the end of his contract next summer.

Full story: Scotland On Sunday

Glasgow Warriors full-back Stuart Hogg has cranked up the animosity ahead of the festive inter-city clashes by saying that "everyone hates Edinburgh".

Full story: Sunday Times

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