Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers director Dave King, the sole survivor of the previous regime, is clinging on to his seat on the board despite pressure from owner Craig Whyte to resign after speaking out about the club's financial problems. (Daily Record)

Former Rangers player, manager and director John Greig and ex-chairman John McClelland have warned that the club are in danger of being sucked into a debt spiral. (Daily Record)

Leon Best rejected the opportunity to move to Celtic after Newcastle United gave the Glasgow club permission to talk to the striker about a loan move with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer. (the Sun)

Celtic failed with a last-gasp £2.2m bid to sign Real Betis striker Jorge Molina, having increased their offer by £500,000 on deadline day. (Daily Record)

Lokomotiv Moscow will make a £4m offer to Celtic for striker Anthony Stokes, who has yet to receive a new contract offer. (Daily Express)

Dundee United held on to Johnny Russell after Celtic failed to improve their offer of £500,000 plus fellow striker Morten Rasmussen. (Daily Mail)

Hearts held on to two of their first-team players when goalkeeper Marian Kello rejected an approach from Austria Vienna after a transfer fee was agreed, while Bristol City were unable to agree a fee for winger David Templeton. (the Sun)

Cameroon international Matthew Mbuta has arrived in Scotland in an attempt to win a contract with Rangers after quitting Crystal Palace Baltimore and has described himself as a forward and not a midfielder. (Daily Express)

Brisbane Roar say they are monitoring former captain Matt McKay's situation at Rangers but say they are not planning an approach to take the midfielder back on loan as yet, with the Australian transfer window open until the middle of the month. (Daily Express)

Legia Warsaw are trying to sign Derek Riordan, the forward who has had trials with Kilmarnock and Blackpool after leaving Shaanzi Chan-Ba. (the Sun)

Aberdeen midfielder Fraser Fyvie, whose present deal ends in December, has rejected the offer of a contract extension. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen's Darren Mackie rejected a loan move to Dundee while fellow forward Michael Paton's proposed switch to Stockport County collapsed after the English club failed to move on players to finance the deal. (Daily Express)

Motherwell have agreed a new long-term contract with Henrik Ojamaa, the Estonian's six-month deal being extended by two years after he made an instant impact. (Daily Express)

Motherwell midfielder Stuart Carswell has agreed a new two-and-a-half year contract. (the Sun)

St Johnstone defender Steven Anderson has signed a contract extension until 2014. (the Scotsman)

Kilmarnock have allowed Slovenian full-back Leon Panikvar to leave Rugby Park. (the Sun)

Ross County have signed former Scotland full-back David McNamee, who has been without a club since being freed by Aberdeen at the end of last season. (the Sun)

The Scotland Supporters' Club membership has halved to about 16,000, with the move to Tuesday and Friday fixtures being blamed. (the Sun)

Scotland Under-21 striker Alex MacDonald is set to join Plymouth on loan and sign a new contract with Burnley. (the Sun)


Perpignan have emerged as favourites in the race to sign Scotland breakaway forward Al Strokosch, who has made it clear he will leave Gloucester at the end of the season. (Daily Record)

Italian-born, South African-based centre Tommy Allan, who will play for Scotland's Under-20s against England, would emulate uncle John Allan, a hooker in the 1990s, should he win a full cap. (the Sun)