Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers owner Craig Whyte has told anxious fans that he will win a multi-million pound battle with the taxman, wipe ouf the club's debt and provide manager-in-waiting Ally McCoist with a £25m war chest for player transfers. (Various)

Rangers face a tug-of-war with Birmingham boss Alex McLeish to sign Dundee United striker David Goodwillie. (The Sun)

Rangers are considering a summer move for Blackpool midfielder David Vaughan but Ipswich defender Gareth McAuley, previously tracked by the Ibrox club, looks set to join West Brom. (Daily Mail)

St Johnstone chairman Geoff Brown wants to know sooner, rather than later, if his manager Derek McInnes is to leave the Perth club for England. (The Record)

Dundee United will open up talks with freed Hibs midfielder John Rankin this week. (The Star)

St Johnstone are targetting out-of-contract Falkirk striker Mark Stewart. (The Star)

Dunfermline boss Jim McIntyre has started preparing for life in the SPL by agreeing new deals with four key players and releasing six others. (The Star)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies has accused Celtic boss Neil Lennon of being disrespectful after he claimed the Jambos didn't put up a fight against Rangers at the weekend. (The Record)

Jefferies also plans to battle on after being denied the services of two of the club's players by owner Vladimir Romanov. (The Scotsman)

Celtic's Darren O'Dea is on his way back to Glasgow after a season-long loan spell with Ipswich. (The Record)

Kilmarnock's vacant manager position could be filled by former Hibs manager Alex Miller or Spanish Cup-winning boss Antonio Alvarez Giraldez. (The Express)