Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic have been given a double boost in their bid to land Erik Huseklep and Craig Bellamy, but both players will have to slash their pay demands. (The Record)

Rangers keeper Allan McGregor has agreed a new £26,000-a-week deal with the Glasgow club keeping him at Ibrox until 2017. (The Sun)

Ibrox boss Ally McCoist has confirmed he won't be spending all his transfer budget on one player, but will spread it on a number of targets. (The Express)

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood is set to move to Birmingham in the next 48 hours as assistant to Chris Hughton. (The Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has given assurances to frustrated winger Niall McGinn that he has a future with the Glasgow club. (The Sun)

Rangers right-back Steven Whittaker is set to sign a bumper five year contract with the SPL champions, making him one of the club's highest earners. (The Record)

St Johnstone boss Derek McInnes will run the rule over six trialists tonight in a friendly against Arbroath. (The Record)

Dundee United have denied that Cardiff City have moved closer to signing striker David Goodwillie on a £2m deal. (The Herald)

Celtic's hopes of landing the Republic of Ireland keeper Shay Given look to be fading with a clutch of Premier League clubs all bidding to sign the 35-year-old. (The Herald)

Meanwhile, winger Paddy McCourt has blasted rumours that he could be about to go on loan away from Celtic. (The Sun)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Sheils insists he doesn't want to boost his squad with loan deals and would prefer permanent players at Rugby Park. (The Express)

Arbroath have brought in former Scotland cap Brian Kerr to bolster their squad for life in Division Two. (The Express)

Nowrich City's Steven Hughes has knocked back the chance of a summer move to Aberdeen. (The Express)

Rangers have offered Steven Davis a five-year deal to stay at Ibrox. (The Mail)

Kilmarnock are weighing up a move for French striker Vincent Pericard in a bid to boost their strike force. (The Mail)