Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Spanish club Malaga want to sign Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor during January. (Sunday Post)

Rangers could find themselves outbid in their attempt to sign St Johnstone striker Francisco Sandaza as West Brom have declared an interest, while Cardiff City are also keen. (Mail on Sunday)

St Johnstone chairman Steve Brown says there is interest from Scotland and England in Francisco Sandaza but that he will be demanding £300,000 to allow the striker to leave in January. (Scotland on Sunday)

St Johnstone have secured the signature of striker Cillian Sheridan, who has been on loan from CSKA Sofia, until the end of the season. (Mail on Sunday)

Nigerian playmaker Rabiu Ibrahim will arrive at Celtic this week for a trial after the 20-year-old was released by PSV Eindhoven. (Mail on Sunday)

Celtic have rejected a bid from Southampton for striker Gary Hooper. (Sunday Mail)

Liverpool made an inquiry about Adam Matthews and a possible transfer would prove to be a £4m windfall for Celtic only six months since the Welsh full-back's switch from Cardiff City. (Mail on Sunday)

Celtic midfielder Efrain Juarez has rejected the chance to join the Glasgow club's Mexican feeder club, Santos Laguna, after being told by Real Zaragoza he can leave the Spanish club where he has been on loan. (Sunday Mail)

The Carling Nations Cup is on the brink of collapse after it emerged that Northern Ireland are set to withdraw. Scotland are demanding £1.2m having conceded they will not receive a promised £2m for the inaugural tournament that also involved the Republic of Ireland and Wales. (Sunday Times)

The Scottish Football League is volunteering to team up with the Scottish Premier League to trial goal-line technology. (Sunday Post)

Former Celtic wing-back Bobby Petta is being lined up as a fitness coach for Scotland's youth teams at under-15 and under-17 level. (Sunday Post)

OTHER GOSSIP

Of the £2.6bn spent so far on the 2012 Olympic Games, only £1m has come to Scotland as a result of the event being held in London later this year. (Sunday Herald)

Scotland winger Nikki Walker is in talks about a new contract with Ospreys but has not ruled out a return to his homeland to play for Edinburgh or Glasgow Warriors. (Mail on Sunday)

United States-based Scottish golfer Martin Laird will make his PGA Championship debut at Wentworth to help his bid for Ryder Cup qualification. (Sunday Mail)

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