Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic are fighting to seal a £2m deal for Maritimo striker Baba Diawara after agreeing a fee with the Portuguese club for the 23-year-old hitman from Senegal. (The Star, The Herald)

Neill Lennon will be expected to fork out a transfer deadline-busting £4m to sign Diawara from Portuguese. (The Record)

The Glasgow club are also still linked with AIK Stockholm striker Mohamed Bangura, while Georgios Samaras is set to leave the Parkhead outfit before the close of the transfer window. (The Times)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has joined the SFA and Uefa chief Michel Platini in backing Celtic's bid to have Swiss club Sion kicked out of the Europa League for fielding players signed while under a transfer embargo. (The Mail)

Rangers are close to agreeing a deal for Greek striker Theofanis Gekas from Eintracht Frankfurt. (The Star, The Herald, The Record)

SFA chiefs are fed-up with the Spanish FA because they still don't know what Scotland's allocation of tickets will be for the European Championship qualifier with the World and European champions on 11 October. (The Star)

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels will run the rule over Belgian defender Mark de Man in a bounce game against Hibs. (The Star)

Celtic's Shaun Maloney is expected to agree a deal to move to Premier League side Wigan Athletic on Tuesday. (The Sun)

South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-Yeung admits he's aware that several clubs, including Blackburn Rovers, are trying to lure him away from Celtic. (The Record)