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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Burnley manager Owen Coyle has launched a £6.5m raid for Hearts winger Andrew Driver, Hibs striker Steven Fletcher and Hamilton midfielder James McCarthy. (The Sun)

Aberdeen fear they will miss out on signing former Motherwell midfielder Stephen Hughes because they cannot afford him. (Various)

Hibernian striker Colin Nish has advised team-mate Steven Fletcher to sign for English Premier League newcomers Burnley to further his career. (Daily Record)

David Clarkson says it is the "right time to move on" after sealing his move from Motherwell to Championship outfit Bristol City. (The Sun)

Nancy striker Marc-Antoine Fortune's agent says the player will delay a decision on whether to join Celtic or Hull until Wednesday at the earliest. (Various)

West Ham have now entered the race to sign Fortune. (Daily Mail)

Rangers are set to lose defender Madjid Bougherra for a month of their SPL title defence as the Algerian is likely to feature in the Africa Cup of Nations next January. (The Sun)

Hearts will complete the signing of Spanish winger Jesus Manuel Santana Abreu within 24 hours. (The Sun)

Red Bull Salzburg full-back Ronald Gercaliu has rejected a move to Celtic in favour of joining Magna Wiener Neustadt. (Daily Express)

Scottish referees' chief Hugh Dallas says the absence of a SPL television broadcasting deal could scupper his hopes of explaining controversial decisions in games next season. (Daily Express)

Falkirk have made a last-ditch attempt to beat SPL rivals St Mirren to the signature of Motherwell defender Brian McLean. (Daily Express)

Former Dundee United star Warren Feeney is poised to join Leeds United. (Daily Mail)

Sporting Lisbon defender Tonel hopes to secure a summer move to Rangers. (The Herald)

Former Cowdenbeath chairman Gordon McDougall is preparing a rescue package for cash-strapped Livingston. (The Scotsman)


Wimbledon quarter-finalist and British number one Andy Murray says closing the roof on Centre Court changed the atmosphere during his pulsating win over Stanislas Wawrinka. (Various)

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see also
Transfers - June 2009
30 Jun 09 |  Football
Sunday's gossip column
28 Jun 09 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
27 Jun 09 |  Scottish Premier

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