Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers manager Ally McCoist weighs up a move for Brazilian defender Emilson Sanchez Cribari, available on a free transfer from Napoli. (The Sun)

Rangers owner Craig Whyte will this week start talks with Allan McGregor, Madjid Bougherra, Steven Whittaker and Steven Davis to keep them at the club. (Daily Express)

Ex-Dundee United, Rangers and Everton striker Duncan Ferguson is to return to Scotland from his home in Majorca to take his coaching badges at Largs. (Daily Record)

Neil Lennon insists that his players will show they have the bottle for big games when they play in European competition next season. (Daily Express)

Vladimir Antonov, the Russian tycoon who has bought Championship side Portsmouth, reveals he tried to buy Rangers from Sir David Murray. (Daily Mail, The Sun)

Celtic midfielder Niall McGinn says the people who sent him bullets in the post have only strengthened his resolve to succeed at the club. (Daily Record)

Former Scotland midfielder Colin Cameron has become caretaker manager of Cowdenbeath, with Jimmy Nicholl expected to move to join Kenny Shiels at Kilmarnock. (Daily Record)

Defender Daniel Majstorovic says Celtic were "clearly the best team" in Scotland last year. (Daily Record)

Hearts target Zander Diamond scoffs at suggestions he has a problem with his ankle, pointing out that he has played more than 60 games since an operation on it. (The Sun)

Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster is not for quitting his post despite the failure to persuade clubs to vote in favour of a 10-team top tier. (Daily Express)

Former St Johnstone defender Michael Duberry has joined Oxford United on a two-year deal. (Daily Express)

Freddie Ljungberg's agent Phil Smith has denied rumours that the Swedish player is about to retire following his disappointing spell at Celtic. (Daily Record)

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is keeping tabs on Celtic winger James Forrest. (Daily Mail)

Aberdeen have invited Andoitz Galdos Gabas a trial - the 26-year-old has been released by Spanish side Real Jaen. (Daily Express)


Ahead of his French Open semi-final against Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray says he is "excited and up for it". (Daily Express)

But he says he will need to be "mentally strong and tactically very good" to beat the Spaniard. (The Herald)