Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic target Jorge Claros was injured in a drive-by shooting in his native Honduras. (Daily Mail)

Tomer Hemed's move to Rangers is in the balance after another day of talks failed to yield an agreement. Real Mallorca and Espanyol are set to pounce. (Daily Record)

Celtic hope to sign Israeli striker Omer Damari, following a recommendation by Parkhead star Beram Kayal. (The Sun)

Both Rangers and Celtic are weighing up moves for freed Birmingham forward James McFadden. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen will give German keeper Daniel Strahle a chance to win a deal as they look for back-up to the stricken Jamie Langfield. (Daily Express)

Hibs boss Colin Calderwood says Garry O'Connor returning to the club is similar to Craig Bellamy's move to Cardiff. (The Sun)

Rangers' move for ex-Ibrox star Carlos Cuellar is doomed as Aston Villa manager-in-waiting Alex McLeish wants to keep the player. (The Sun)

Sir Alex Ferguson has backed McLeish to win over the Villa fans who are bitterly opposed to his appointment. (The Sun)

Bursaspor's attempts to sign Steven Whittaker from Rangers have been derailed after several of the Turkish club's board members were held in a police raid. (Daily Record)

Scotland international Stephen Crainey could move on a free transfer to Wigan from relegated Blackpool (Daily Express)

Aberdeen defender Zander Diamond says he will use John Hartson as an inspiration following the collapse of his move to Hearts due to a failed medical. Hartson failed a medical at Rangers before going on to star for Celtic. (Daily Record)

Charlie Adam would prefer to move to Liverpool rather than Manchester United, with both clubs preparing bids for the Scotland star. (The Times)

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler, a self-confessed Rangers fan, wants to end his career by playing against Celtic in a friendly for Perth Glory. (Daily Record)

Scott Brown has dismissed rumours of a move to Newcastle, and says moving away from Celtic is not on his mind. (The Times)

Former Rangers boss Paul le Guen is set to take charge of the Algerian national team. (Daily Record)


Goran Ivanisevic says Andy Murray is ready to win Wimbledon. (The Scotsman)

Ex-Scotland coach Jim Telfer has urged the Scottish Rugby Union to appoint Bill Watson as successor to the departed chief executive Gordon McKie. Watson held the post from 1997 to 2004. (The Scotsman)