Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Versatile Hearts player Ryan Stevenson, who is out of contract in the summer and in talks about a new deal, is one of Derek McInnes's first targets after the manager left St Johnstone for Bristol City. (the Sun)

Sligo Rovers manager Paul Cook will decide today whether to accept the offer of becoming St Johnstone's new boss. (the Sun)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon fears losing captain Scott Brown on a free transfer next summer as talks over a new contract for the Scotland midfielder have failed to reach a conclusion. (Various)

Former Bristol City and AFC Wimbledon left-back Andre Blackman has had his trial extended by Celtic after he impressed in a closed-doors game against Rangers. (Daily Record)

Rangers say they have nothing to do with the registering of two company names similar to their own and have launched their own investigation. (the Sun)

Scotland Under-21 striker Jordan Rhodes insists he will not switch his allegiance despite Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark warning that England could tempt the in-form 21-year-old with a senior call-up. (Daily Record)

Tottenham Hotspur's England Under-21 defender, Steven Caulker, will delay his decision on whether to switch to Scotland until the 19-year-old returns from a knee cartilage injury while on loan with Swansea City. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield will take the final step in his recovery from a brain seizure by playing in a bounce game against Dundee United on Monday. (Various)

Hearts players are considering calling in the players' union if there is a further delay in the payment of their wages. (Various)

Former Kilmarnock and St Mirren striker Craig Dargo has joined Dundee on trial. (Various)

The Scottish Football Association will consider making a bid to stage the 2017 European Women's Championship, according to chief executive Stewart Regan. (the Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Paul di Resta looks to have booked his Formula 1 seat for next season with Force India, with paddock insiders suggesting the team will dump Adrian Sutil and pair the Scotsman with Nico Hulkenberg. (the Sun)

Dario Franchitti admits that the death this month of friend and rival Dan Wheldon forced him to consider quitting IndyCar racing. (Various)

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