Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov has put the club up for sale so that he can buy a theatre. (Various)

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes believes his side are over their early-season blip and expects Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers to experience a dip in form before too long. (Various)

Meanwhile, Celtic are being linked with a £2.6m New Year move for former Rangers target Roland Juhasz, the defender currently with Anderlecht. (Various)

Indian strikers Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua will arrive for their trials at Rangers next week. (Daily Record)

Long-term injury victim Steven Naismith hopes fellow striker Nikica Jelavic is still at the club when he returns to fitness. (The Sun)

Bohemians say Hibernian have left them in the dark over the pursuit of the Irish club's manager Pat Fenlon. (Daily Record)

Former Hibernian favourite Derek Riordan has quit Chinese club Shaanxi Chanba after only four months. (Various)

Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam says club-mate Jonjo Shelvey is keen to join him in the Scotland squad. (Daily Record)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Terry Butcher insists his side will stay in the Scottish Premier League and has tipped Highland neighbours Ross County to join them in the top flight next season. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley has challenged Greig Laidlaw to play a captain's part by against Racing Metro 92, hoping the scrum-half can lead by example and get the ball to regular try scorer Tim Visser as much as possible. (Various)

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