Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Newcastle have been linked with a £1.5m January transfer move for Celtic midfielder and captain Scott Brown, who will be a free agent in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is weighing up a £500,000 move for Charlton defender Michael Morrison in January. (Daily Express)

Midfielder Beram Kayal insists Celtic are the best team in Scotland and aims to prove it by helping them claim a domestic Treble. (Various)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist is confident sectarian abuse will not drive Kyle Lafferty away from Glasgow, following an attack on the player's car. (Various)

Plans for a revival of the British Cup concept have been shot down in flames by the English Football League. (Daily Mail)

Villarreal are also keen on Maritimo striker Baba Diawara, who is a signing target for Celtic. (Various)

Former Celtic striker Andy Payton has urged Neil Lennon to move fast if he wants to sign Huddersfield ace Jordan Rhodes. (Sun)

Kilmarnock midfielder Danny Buijs could be sidelined for six weeks with a hamstring injury. (Various)

And on-loan St Johnstone striker Cillian Sheridan is facing a similar lay-off with the same problem. (Various)

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio has hailed the character and attitude of his unpaid players as they continue to cope with "difficult times" at Tynecastle. (Various)

Former Hibs striker Tam McManus has agreed a short-term deal at Ayr United with a view to moving back to America. (Sun)

Kieran Duffie and David Weatherston have agreed new deals at Falkirk. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scots Ian McGeechan and Andy Irvine are likely to team up to lead the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013. (Herald)

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