Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Hearts are willing to accept a £100,000 reduction to the fee due to them over the transfer of Lee Wallace to Rangers, if the Ibrox club pay the rest of the cash - around £700,000 - up front. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile, Rangers manager Ally McCoist wants to sign Trabzonspor's Polish striker Pawel Broznek on loan. (Various)

And Swedish midfielder Mervan Celik is expected to arrive in Glasgow within the next few days to finalise a move to Rangers. (Daily Record)

French forward Yann Kermorgant, currently with Charlton, has emerged as a target for Celtic. (Daily Mail)

Scotland have slipped below Panama to 48th in the latest Fifa rankings. (Daily Express)

Inverness goalscorer Jonny Hayes admitted he accidentally hit referee Euan Norris as he tussled with team-mate Richie Foran during the spat that led to both players being booked in the Highlanders' Scottish Cup replay win against Dunfermline. (Daily Record)

Akpo Sodje could become the latest player to sever ties with Hibernian after being given permission to go on trial with Belgian club KVC Westerlo. (Various)

Meanwhile, Hibs have had a bid to sign Derby County's former Aberdeen forward Chris Maguire on loan rejected. (Footymad)

Ex-Hibs star Derek Riordan is poised to join Sheffield United as a free agent. (Daily Mail)

Csaba Laszlo, the former manager of Hearts, has been appointed as the new coach of Lithuania. (Scotsman)

Aberdeen chief executive Duncan Fraser feels Scottish clubs are being ripped off by bargain-hunting English clubs after the Dons lost youngster Jack Grimmer to Fulham for around £200,000. (Various)

Kilmarnock midfielder Gary Harkins has found out he may have been playing with a broken ankle for four years. (Various)

Falkirk midfielder Mark Millar is on Swansea's wanted list. (Various)

Former Celtic ace Shunsuke Nakamura proved he can still bend it like the best of them, by curling a free-kick through the window of a moving bus on Japanese television. (Metro)


Cricketer Matty Parker could be back playing in time to boost Scotland's bid for T20 World Cup qualification. The fast bowler is recovering from hip surgery. (Daily Record)

Inverness golfer Russell Knox will play in the Humana Challenge in California this week and says fellow Scot Martin Laird is his inspiration for making it to the PGA Tour. (Various)

Scottish tennis player Colin Fleming believes he and doubles partner Ross Hutchins can win a Grand Slam event this year. (Herald)

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