Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Craig Whyte will walk away from his bid to takeover Rangers if it doesn't go through early this week. (News of the World)

Whyte will take responsibility for any tax bill resulting from Rangers' ongoing dispute with HMRC if he completes his proposed takeover this week. (Sunday Times)

Rangers skipper David Weir may be in hot water for displaying a message to the royal newlyweds on his shirt yesterday, since Fifa regulations prohibit "personal statements" on kit. (Various)

Rangers manager Walter Smith says David Weir and Andy Goram were the best signings he made in each of his two spells at Ibrox. (Scotland on Sunday)

Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston reckons his club's turnover will double to £5m after winning promotion to the SPL. (Sunday Mail)

Falkirk have opened talks to land out-of-contract Dundee United defender Darren Dods next season. (Sunday Mail)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies expects an improved Hibs side to provide competition for third spot next term. (Sunday Mail)

But Hibs boss Colin Calderwood is warning fans to be patient as he plans a summer recruitment drive. (Sunday Mail)

Furious Inverness manager Terry Butcher says Celtic will hammer his team by 10 on Wednesday if they don't improve on Saturday's display at Aberdeen. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic are mulling over pre-season tournamanet invites from South Korea and Australia. (Sunday Herald)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is tipping defender Charlie Mulgrew for a Scotland call-up for this month's Carling Cup games against Wales and Republic of Ireland. (News of the World)

Rangers full-back Darren Cole will be hitting the gym over the summer to bulk up in a bid to get involved in the first team. (Sunday Mail)


Last year's Ryder Cup-winning captain Colin Montgomerie is tipping fellow Scot Martin Laird to be involved in the team in 2012. (News of the World)