Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

QPR have joined the race to sign Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic in a possible £8m deal. (Various)

And Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is still keen on Jelavic's Ibrox team-mate Steven Davis. (Sun)

Rangers have signed 19-year-old Namibian full-back Miguel Hamutenya following a successful trial as Old Firm rivals Celtic take on trialists Luidgi Hoarau and Xavier from the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. (Various)

Celtic defender Daniel Majstorovic faces months on the sidelines after sustaining fractures of the cheekbone and eye-socket against St Johnstone. (Various)

Saints manager Steve Lomas feels Celtic's Beram Kayal should have received a second yellow card for charging down a free-kick, having already been booked for the same offence moments earlier in Sunday's encounter. (Various)

Meanwhile, Saints midfielder Kevin Moon has turned down a big-money move to Slovakian side Spartak Trnava. (Sun)

The Scottish Premier League's board will today discuss the issue of late payment of player wages at Hearts. (Various)

Hearts manager Paulo Sergio insists his side can cope without Andrew Driver, who is no longer willing to play for the Tynecastle boss. (Sun)

Meanwhile, former Rangers owner Sir David Murray has responded to recent speculation by saying he is "categorically not interested" in buying Hearts. (Daily Express)

The Scottish FA are to report their Irish counterparts, the FAI, to Fifa for stalling over a bill payment of around £1.2m. The money relates to the Carling Nations Cup tournament in Dublin earlier this year. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Scotland rugby international Keith Robertson has urged Scottish Rugby to sell Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh to private investors and says there is interest in starting a new professional club in the Borders - but only if the national governing body are not directly involved. (Herald)

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