Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic manager Neil Lennon urges fans to stop "unacceptable" chants. (Various)

Rangers' 31-year-old left-back Sasa Papac hopes to have 10 winners' medals in his luggage when he eventually leaves Ibrox next summer - he has eight so far. (The Scotsman)

And Papac is confident that his team-mate Nikica Jelavic will stay at the club despite the Croat's form thought to be attracting suitors. (Various)

Kilmarnock have offered 23-year-old midfielder Danny Racchi a two-year deal. (The Herald)

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood says signing a new striker for next season is his top priority. (The Herald)

Scotland manager Craig Levein says exiled striker Steven Fletcher will be welcomed back into the national squad - once the Wolves goalscorer shows that he is willing to be selected. (The Scotsman)

One player Levein looks unlikely to be able to call on is Motherwell's Kingston-born winger Chris Humphrey, who is set to play for Jamaica, although he could have played for Scotland through his Scottish mother. (The Sun)

The Scotland boss has described goalkeeper Allan McGregor as "an absolute diamond". (Daily Express)

Celtic defender Mark Wilson says he is disappointed at former Rangers manager Walter Smith's comments that Celtic were to blame for setting the tone for an acrimonious season with the Dougie McDonald penalty furore at Tannadice. (Daily Express)

Hearts are eyeing a move for St Johnstone defender Danny Grainger, who has rejected a new contract at McDiarmid Park. (The Sun)

The Perth Saints, meanwhile, want to sign striker Darryl Duffy, who was on loan at Hibs last season. (Daily Express)

Rangers centre-half Madjid Bougherra says it is "perfectly plausible" that he will stay at Ibrox next season but will make a decision on his future once he plays for Algeria against Morocco next month. (Daily Express)

New Alloa manager Paul Hartley says he cannot wait to get started in the job at the Third Division club. (Scotsman)

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall says his squad is fully fit and raring to go in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday against Celtic. (The Sun)

St Mirren have signed Australian striker Aaron Mooy on a new two-year deal. (The Sun)

Colin McMenamin has signed a two-year contract with Ross County after leaving Queen of the South. (The Herald)

Freddie Ljungberg has cost Celtic £2,270 a minute in terms of playing time since joining them in January. (Daily Record)


Lee McAllister hopes to make history on 11 June when he fights Ghana's Isaac Quartey for the Commonwealth light-welterweight title to add to his Commonwealth lightweight belt. (Daily Record)