Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Owner Craig Whyte insists Rangers will survive and will be playing at Ibrox for many years to come.

He remains confident of winning their case against a potential £50m tax bill from HMRC but has refused to rule out the possibility of administration and has indicated the club have a plan for a "worst case scenario". (Various)

Meanwhile, Whyte has warned about cuts to Rangers' annual running costs as the club seek to deal with a £10m black hole. (Daily Record)

And Whyte has criticised the club's previous regime for the financial state he found it in when he took over in May and hit back at Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell's jibe about a mystery bid for Ibrox striker Nikica Jelavic. (The Sun)

A new survey suggests Rangers are not the only Scottish Premier League club with tax issues, with the PKF study finding that half of clubs in the division missed tax payments over the past year. (Various)

Celtic striker Islam Feruz, 16, dubbed the 'Scottish Wayne Rooney' is set to join Chelsea. (Various)

Meanwhile, Celtic captain Scott Brown has declared himself fit for Thursday's Europa League match against Atletico Madrid in Spain. (Daily Record)

A third party has joined the race to become take over ownership of St Mirren, rivalling director Ke McGeoch's bid and a community-based proposal. (The Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland coach Andy Robinson has challenged his players to be "really physical to smash the Georgians to the floor" in their next Rugby World Cup pool match. (The Scotsman)