Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic have opened talks with former Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd after Everton cooled their interest in the 28-year-old. (News of the World)

Blackpool have joined Rangers and Cardiff in the race to sign Dundee United striker David Goodwillie. (Sunday Mail)

Nottingham Forest are also keen on Goodwillie. (News of the World)

And Rangers will drop their interest in Goodwillie because they refuse to meet United's £2m asking price. (Sunday Post)

The Scottish FA are set to introduce a scheme that will financially reward clubs fielding young home-grown talent. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has warned English Premier League clubs they will need to start the bidding at £10m for midfielder Beram Kayal. (Scotland on Sunday)

Celtic will run the rule over teenage midfield target Mustafa Amini when they play Central Coast Mariners in Australia next weekend. (Sunday Mail)

However, German champions Borussia Dortmund are also keen on the 18-year-old Aussie. (News of the World)

Kilmarnock have lost out to Bristol Rovers in the chase for Ballymena right-back Michael Smith. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers captain David Weir would jump at the chance of playing for a British Olympic team next year. (Scotland on Sunday)

New SFA performance director Mark Wotte wants Dundee United coach Ian Cathro to help with his overhaul of the Scottish youth game. (Sunday Mail)

Scotland will definitely be in pot four for next month's World Cup draw - a drop of two seeding places from the 2010 tournament. (Various)