Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Craig Whyte will hold further talks with Sir David Murray today in a bid to finally force a £52.5m takeover of Rangers over the finishing line. (Herald/Daily Express)

Everton, Bolton and Wolves are tracking St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson. (Various)

Former Mexico and Real Madrid star Hugo Sanchez has applied for the manager's post at Kilmarnock. (Daily Record/Daily Mail)

Rangers are lining up moves for defender Michael Almeback and midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, who both play with Orbero in Sweden. (Herald/Daily Express)

Dundee United are planning up a move for released Hibernian midfielder John Rankin. (Sun)

Bristol City confirm that Hibernian have opened talks to bring Ivan Sproule back to Easter Road next season. (Various)

Aberdeen fans have been urged to lend their backing to a scheme designed to pump £20m into the club. (Daily Mail)

Soon-to-be-out-of-contract Aberdeen winger Sone Aluko is homesick and wants a return to English football. (Scotsman)

And the Dons hope to cash in on a £200,000 compesation fee if Aluko does move back south. (Sun)

Brazilian duo Sergio Paulista and Nathan Bordignon were among 10 trialists playing in a bounce game at Kilmarnock yesterday. (Daily Record)

Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey insists he will be fully fit in time for the Scottish Cup final. (Sun)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has been told he will not have to slash his player budget for next season. (Various)

Dunfermline fans have been asked not to invade the pitch when they are due to parade the First Division trophy at East End Park on Saturday. (Various)

Ross County are ready to mount a bid for soon-to-released veteran Inverness defender Grant Munro. (Herald)

Queen of the South manager Kenny Brannigan expects to leave the First Division club at the end of the season. (Various)

Freed Falkirk forward Pedro Moutinho is desperate to stay in Scotland. (Daily Record)

Scotland striker Kenny Miller is already planning ahead for a career in management. (Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Peter Wright and Craig Chalmers have thrown their names into the mix for assistant coach roles at Edinburgh. (Scotsman)

Elliot Saltman, returning to the European Tour this week after a three-month ban for cheating, is pleased with the reaction he has had from fellow players. (Various)

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