Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


New Rangers owner Craig Whyte has dismissed as "complete and utter nonsense" the club board's independent takeover committee's query over his ability to take the club forward. (Various)

Whyte added he was "surprised and disappointed" by the committee's assertions, adding that some people enjoy their position at the club and do not like change. (Various)

The businessman insists he will help the next Rangers manager Ally McCoist buy five new players this summer. (News of the World)

Spurs are poised to test Rangers' resolve ith a £5m swoop for goalkeeper Allan McGregor, with McCoist investing part of that sum to make defender Andreas Granqvist his first signing. (News of the World)

Madjid Bougherra will not stay at Ibrox beyond the end of his current deal even if Whyte's takeover leads to an improved contract offer. (Mail on Sunday)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has asked his players to dig deep and prove they can still win the league ad cup double. (Various)

Celtic's James Forrest is in line for a Scotland call-up for the Carling Nations Cup matches against Wales and the Republic of Ireland later this month. (News of the World)