Scottish Gossip: Wotte considered for Rangers role, Celtic bid for Chile striker

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Chilean club Colo Colo have received an offer from Celtic for 22-year-old striker Juan Delgado, who has two caps for their country.(Elperis Copio)

PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar have joined Celtic, Norwich City and Anderlecht in the race to sign £2.5m-rated NEC Nijmegen striker Alireza Jahanbakhsh. But other strikers being considered by Celtic boss Ronny Deila are Boca Juniors' Sergio Araujo and Jonathas, who is poised to leave Pascara after a loan spell with Elche. (Daily Express, print edition)

Malmo defender Erik Johansson, 26, has vowed to put talk of a summer transfer to Celtic on the back-burner until after Sweden's European Championship qualifying match against Montenegro.(Evening Times)

Celtic have sealed a partnership agreement with Saudi Arabian outfit Hajer Club. (Daily Record, print edition)

Three Scottish Premiership clubs are chasing the signature of 22-year-old Queen of the South defender Mark Durnan. (The Scotsman, print edition)

Hull City defender Andrew Robertson in action for Scotland
Andrew Robertson is being linked with a transfer from Hull City to Aston Villa

Hearts are interested in signing Conor Newton, who had a spell on loan with St Mirren, after the 23-year-old midfielder was transfer listed by Rotherham United. (Daily Record, print edition)

Preston North End are keen to sign midfielder Ian Black, the 30-year-old whose contract has expired with Rangers. (Daily Express, print edition)

Newcastle United midfielder Haris Vuckic has been warned he will not play for Slovenia again if the 22-year-old agrees to rejoin Rangers in the Scottish Championship on loan next season. (Chronicle)

Former Scottish FA performance director Mark Wotte has been sounded out over a potential technical director's role with Rangers.(The Sun, print edition)

Stuart McCall has been given assurances that he has a cast-iron role within the Scotland coaching set-up whether Rangers want him or not to continue as manager. (The Herald)

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee thinks national number three Stuart McCall deserves to remain in charge of Rangers as he is the best man to lead the club to promotion next season.(The Times)

Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee has welcomed the return of Stuart McCall to the Scotland coaching set-up and insists Rangers' loss will be another club's gain if they do not retain him as manager. (The Scotsman)

Scotland left-back Andrew Robertson has risen to the top of Tim Sherwood's wanted list as he looks to rebuild Aston Villa and the 21-year-old's relegation to the English Championship with Hull city.(Daily Mirror)

Former SFA youth chief Mark Wotte
Mark Wotte is being linked with a technical director role with Rangers

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan's son, Gavin, has been appointed manager of Northern Premier League club Ilkeston. (The Non-League Paper)

Charlie Adam has responded to Gordon Strachan's suggestion that the Stoke City midfielder had been recalled to the Scotland squad because he was now more tactically aware by insisting he is the same player as he was three years ago.(The Scotsman)

Charlie Adam, whose recent long-range goal for Stoke City against Chelsea was voted England's goal of the season, says his wonder strike would be eclipsed by a tap-in for Scotland. (The Herald)

Caledonian Amateur League club Cumbernauld Colts, who share Broadwood Stadium with Clyde, have beaten off competition from five other applicants to be given a place in the Lowland League, boosting the number of clubs to 15 for next season.(Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Allegations in a BBC documentary that Olympic sprint champion Allan Wells was a drugs cheat are a "whole load of rubbish," according Bill Walker, a coach at Edinburgh Athletic Club who worked with the Scottish sprinter for 18 months in the run up to his gold medal at the Moscow Olympics.(The Scotsman)

European 400m hurdles champion Eilidh Child has warned Scotland's young athletes not to risk their futures by using supplements and pills that could catch them out in the race to drive drug cheats from the sport. (The Herald)

The European Hockey Federation has confirmed that Scotland have retained their place in next season's elite EuroLeague and champions Grange will be in the draw for the opening group stages, the place having been in jeopardy when Bromac Kelburne gained no ranking points in this year's event.(The Herald)

Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions back-row Simon Taylor believes South Africa-born Josh Strauss can make a big impact for his adopted country in the Rugby World Cup if selected. (The Herald)

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