Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Huddersfield Town have issued a hands-off warning to Celtic over Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes. (Daily Express)

Luke Chambers will be offered the chance to quit Nottingham Forest by Celtic next month, with the cash-strapped Championship club unable to offer the defender a new contact beyond the summer. (Daily Express)

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic has urged Rafik Halliche, the out-of-favour Fulham defender who had a trial with Celtic, to sign for the Glasgow club after Daniel Majstorovic was ruled out for six weeks. (the Sun)

Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre is set to return to action today after five months missing through injury and could be in contention for the Old Firm derby against Rangers on 28 December. (Daily Record)

Celtic have especially arranged a bounce game today for Honduran full-back Emilio Izaguirre in his bid to recover match fitness in time to face Rangers. (Daily Mail)

Kris Boyd could fill the gap should Rangers sell Nikica Jelavic during January after the former Ibrox striker walked out on Turkish club Eskisehirspor. (Daily Mail)

Scotland striker Kris Boyd is not a target for Rangers after his exit from Eskisehirspor following a dispute over the payment of wages. (Daily Express)

Pat Fenlon will today make Sligo Rovers striker Eoin Doyle his first signing as Hibernian manager. (the Sun)

Andrew Driver is ready to buy out the remainder of his contract with Hearts in the summer if the winger is not allowed to leave in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)

Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov's Lithuanian basketball club, Kestutis Marciulionis, have been taken to court for £175,000 of unpaid wages - in a mirror image of recent events at the Edinburgh football club. (the Sun)

Aberdeen winger Peter Pawlett is set to be handed a two-game suspension by the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer today for diving to win a penalty against Hibernian. (the Sun)

Aberdeen received in March £2.5m in loans from biggest shareholders Stewart Milne Group and Aberdeen Asset Management, with the money to pay debts and aid development of a new stadium designed to be paid back partly through the sale of Pittodrie. (Various)

Owen Coyle's Bolton Wanderers and Steve Kean's Blackburn Rovers meet tonight with the losing Scottish manager certain to be sacked before Christmas. (Daily Mirror)

Former Falkirk and Hibernian manager John Hughes has emerged as a contender for the vacant post with Preston North End after the sacking of Phil Brown. (the Sun)

Fifa is to settle a dispute between Falkirk and Bradford City over striker Mark Stewart's move to the English League Two club, for which the Scottish First Division club want £330,000. (the Herald)

Kilmarnock fear Dean Shiels has played his last game for the club after the forward suffered a suspected broken toe that could keep him out until after the end of his loan spell from Doncaster. (the Sun)

Kilmarnock have offered full-back Alex Pursehouse a new three-year contact. (the Sun)

Former Scotland midfielder Ian Ferguson is under pressure as Perth Glory manager after only four wins in 10 A-League games. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Judy Murray believes that sexism still exists within the British tennis coaching fraternity and is out to change attitudes as Britain's new Federation Cup captain. (the Scotsman)

Former British and Commonwealth featherweight champion John Simpson has chosen to continue boxing despite suffering the first stoppage of his 31-fight career. (the Herald)

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