Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Liverpool failed in a deadline day bid for Nikica Jelavic which was rebuffed by Rangers. (The Sun)

Jelavic's Ibrox future was secured when he pledged his allegiance to boss Ally McCoist during a long-distance heart-to-heart phone call from the Croatian national team HQ on deadline day. (The Record)

Aberdeen failed in with a sensational late bid to secure Scotland star James McFadden on a short-term deal. The 28-year-old is out of contract at Birmingham City. (The Sun)

Alan Hutton dashed from the Scotland camp in Bishopton to Birmingham to seal a £4m move to Aston Villa. (The Record)

Scottish Premier League clubs paid not a penny in transfer fees over the course of the January transfer window. (The Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray remains in good health, despite the sickness bug which is sweeping the U.S. Open tennis. (The Times)

Mystery surrounds the fitness of Glasgow rugby's Johnnie Beattie, after it emerged he will miss the first two weeks of the season with a knee injury. (The Herald)

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