Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

New Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is weighing up a transfer swoop for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic, with West Brom also keen on the Croatian international. (Daily Mail)

A consortium interested in buying Hearts have revealed that they are being thwarted at every turn by club owner Vladimir Romanov. (Herald)

Hearts have started to hawk their first-team players around England in a bid to raise cash in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)

Manager Neil Lennon is confident that fans travelling to Celtic's Europa League match with Udinese will do nothing to further damage the club, having been hit with a Uefa fine for "illicit chanting". (Various)

Udinese are likely to rest star striker Antonio Di Natale for tonight's match with Celtic. (Various)

Bristol City boss Derek McInnes aims to raid former club St Johnstone for striker Francisco Sandaza, with Rangers and Celtic also interested in the Spaniard. (Herald / Sun)

Charlton are keen on Dundee United defender Garry Kenneth, who has said he will not stay on at Tannadice. (Sun)

Motherwell are to open contract talks with long-serving duo Keith Lasley and Stevie Hammell. (Daily Express)

Sligo Rovers left-back Iarfhlaith Davoren will not be joining Hibs after a trial period in Edinburgh. (Various)

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has made is clear that Scotland striker Steven Fletcher is not for sale in January. (Daily Mail)

Spanish side Hercules have approached Brighton with a view to taking Scotland striker Craig Mackail-Smith on loan. (Sun / Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh and Scotland star Chris Paterson fears a groin injury may mean his kicking days are behind him. (Scotsman)

Boxing bosses have delayed a decision on Scott Harrison's bid to win back his licence. (Daily Express)

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