Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers were last night poised to win the race to sign St Johnstone striker Francisco Sandaza on a pre-contract agreement, having met the Spaniard's wage demands for a summer switch to Ibrox. (Daily Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says owner Craig Whyte has promised him funds for a new striker this month even if Nikica Jelavic is not sold. (Daily Record)

Rangers owner Craig Whyte has warned supporters that HMRC is refusing a compromise deal over its £40m tax case against the Scottish champions. (the Sun)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out a January move for Celtic winger James Forrest. (the Sun)

Dundee United midfielder Scott Allan has passed a medical with West Brom and is expected to complete his switch to the English Premier League club next week. (the Herald)

West Brom boss Roy Hodgson hopes to sign Dundee United midfielder Scott Allan next week. (the Sun)

Full-back Jordan McMillan says he rejected a new contract with Rangers because, at the age of 23, he wants regular first-team football. (Daily Record)

Jordan McMcMillan wants to remain with Rangers and prove he is worth a first-team place despite rejecting the offer of a contract extension. (the Sun)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown says finances dictated that they had to accept Bristol City's £250,000 offer for captain Ricky Foster. (Daily Record)

Dunfermline Athletic are giving a trial to Charleston Battery goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra, formerly of Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire, as they search for cover after Paul Gallacher was ruled out for the rest of the season. (Daily Mail)

Dunfermline Athletic manager Jim McIntyre is refusing to rule out a loan move for Hearts striker John Sutton but says his priority is to strengthen his defence. (the Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former footballer Ian Redford has vowed to make the grade in 2012 as a professional golfer on the Seniors Tour, with the 51-year-old ex-Rangers forward joining 19-year-old son Ian on the circuit. (Daily Record)

Former British champion John Simpson has opted not to quit boxing but instead will switch to super-bantamweight after suffering the first inside-the-distance defeat of his career. (Daily Record)

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