Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have had signing talks with James McFadden and the representatives of the Scotland forward, whose contract was not renewed by Birmingham City in the summer after he suffered a cruciate ligament injury. (Daily Record)

Newcastle United are lining up a £5m January transfer offer for Celtic striker Gary Hooper. (the Sun)

Sion owner Christian Constantin is continuing his battle to boot Celtic out of the Europa League and reinstate his own side by claiming he will get the match against Rennes postponed by a French court. (Daily Record)

Former Celtic striker John Hartson admits that he once owed up to £400,000 because of his gambling addiction and that people are "still hassling" him over the cash. (the Sun)

Talks are at an advanced stage about a England versus Scotland international to be held at Wembley in 2013 as part of the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations. (Daily Mail)

Scotland coach Craig Levein is planning a sunshine training camp and an away friendly next month at the time of the Euro 2012 play-offs. (Daily Express)

Hamilton Accies goalkeeper Tomas Cerny teased his team-mates by wearing a Czech Republic strip to training after his national side pipped Scotland to a place in the Euro 2012 play-offs. (the Sun)

Scotland recorded the sixth-highest attendances during the Euro 2012 campaign, behind England, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. (Daily Record)

Scotland, Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Wales will hold a World Cup 2014 qualifying fixtures meeting on 23 November. (Daily Express)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle are to offer contract extensions to captain and forward Richie Foran and goalkeeper Ryan Esson. (Various)

Dunfermline Athletic striker Andrew Barrowman could be out of action for up to a month after undergoing an appendix operation. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Colin Montgomerie intends making his over-age golf debut at the 2013 Senior Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Various)