Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic's Europa League opponents, Sion, have launched a £17m compensation claim against the Swiss league after being refused permission to field six summer signings but could be expelled from the league and by Uefa. (Daily Record)

Celtic are set to revive their interest in Fraser Forster by making a third and final offer to Newcastle United for the £2m-rated goalkeeper who spent last season on loan in Glasgow. (Daily Express)

Jagiellonia Bialystok have told Celtic they risk missing out on Poland goalkeeper Grzegorz Sandomierski because Belgian outfit Genk are close to completing a £2m transfer. (Various)

Rangers have responded to Kenny Miller's claim that they waited too long to bid for their former striker by saying they offered him more than the club he joined for Bursaspor - Cardiff City. (Daily Mail)

Rangers defender Sasa Papac has been struck down with pneumonia. (Various)

Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic will have a scan on the knee injury that forced him to withdraw from Croatia's friendly against the Republic of Ireland. (the Herald)

Motherwell defender Steven Saunders has vowed to come back bigger and stronger after being ruled out for the season with a snapped Achilles tendon picked up while playing for Scotland Under-21s in their 3-0 win over Norway. (Daily Mail)

Former Hibernian and Motherwell goalkeeper Graeme Smith has been offered a contract by big-spending Azerbaijani club Gabala but is also a target for Cypriot outfit Omonia Nicosia. (Daily Express)

St Mirren striker Nigel Hasselbaink will today become the first player to have his disciplinary appeal heard by the Scottish Football Association's new independent panel. (the Herald)

Andrew Dallas will follow in the footsteps of famous referee father Hugh and will take charge of his first senior game on Saturday, Berwick Rangers against East Stirlingshire. (Daily Record)


Fife Flyers have confirmed the signings of Jamie Wilson, from Dundee CSS, and Steven McAlpine. (Daily Express)