Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


St Johnstone striker Francisco Sandaza has rejected the offer of a pre-contract deal with Rangers. (Various)

Celtic have knocked back a second bid of around £4m from Southampton for striker Gary Hooper. (Daily Record)

Celtic will move for Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes if Southampton up their offer for Hooper to £6m. (Daily Express)

But Celtic boss Neil Lennon has told Southampton they have no chance of landing Hooper. (Sun)

Scotland striker Kenny Miller is the latest player to be asked to represent Team GB at this year's Olympics. (Daily Express)

Rangers quartet Allan McGregor, Steven Davis, Steven Whittaker and Steven Naismith have also been notified of their potential Olympic selection. (Various)

But manager Ally McCoist insists he will block his players' Olympic dreams if he thinks it will harm the club's league chances next season. (Various)

Hibernian are looking to tie up Garry O'Connor on a long-term deal rather than sell him this month. (Daily Record)

Dunfermline boss Jim McIntyre insists it is ridiculous to tag today's game with Hibs as a relegation crunch encounter. (Daily Record)