Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers and Celtic could go head-to-head in the battle to land £500,000-rated Rapid Vienna striker Hamdi Salihi. (The Star)

Meanwhile, Rangers boss Ally McCoist has called on Ibrox owner Craig Whyte to hand Sone Aluko a long-term deal. (The Record)

Whyte still has the backing of supporters, but there are "genuine concerns" about the club's future, according to the president of the Rangers Supporters' Assembly Andy Kerr. (The Scotsman)

Doubts have been cast over Whyte's ability to fund Ally McCoist's £2m signing target Javi Guerra. (The Herald)

Hearts midfielder Rudi Skacel says he wants to stay at Hearts, but is not prepared to remain on the bench under boss Paulo Sergio. (The Star)

Scottish Football League chief executive David Longmuir has poured cold water on the idea of a British League Cup. (The Record)

Rangers fringe man Matt McKay has turned down a move to Saudi Arabia because it could cost him his place in the Australia World Cup squad. (The Star)

Ibrox boss Ally McCoist is set to offer a new deal to Sasa Papac. (The Sun)

Kilmarnock have agreed a deal to keep Dean Sheils for the rest of the season and fought off a late bid from Hibs to land Scunthorpe defender Michael Nelson. (The Star)

St Mirren starlet Jon McShane has joined Hamilton on loan until the end of the season. (The Star)

Arbroath are set to use some of their Scottish Cup windfall money to land Trinidad and Tobago star Colin Samuel. (The Star)

Dundee United have cut their debt after landing £3.8m from the sale of David Goodwillie to Blackburn Rovers. (The Star)

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