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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hibernian manager John Hughes will fight off bids for top striker Steven Fletcher from Celtic and Rangers. (Daily Mail)

Veterans of the ITV Digital collapse have warned Scottish Premier League clubs they could face four years of financial misery if Setanta goes to the wall. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, the SPL is pinning its hopes on a group of Irish investors rescuing the stricken broadcaster, staving off the threat of administration for several Scottish clubs. (The Herald)

Aberdeen have failed to conclude a deal with prospective manager Mark McGhee, but expect to sign him on Thursday. (Daily Mail)

Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies admits there will be no new signings at Rugby Park in the summer transfer window due to financial constraints at the club. (The Herald)

Livingston ace Leigh Griffiths is facing the prospect of a dream move to West Brom being scuppered, should the Baggies' boss Tony Mowbray be appointed Celtic manager. (The Star)

Released Falkirk defender Dean Holden fears the Setanta crisis could blow his chances of landing a move to one of two interested SPL clubs. (The Star)

Celtic's Cillian Sheridan is determined to be a first-team regular under the next manager after spending the last few months on loan at Motherwell. (The Star)

St Johnstone have offered out-of-contract Inverness striker Richie Foran a two-year deal. (The Express)

Freed St Mirren striker Jim Hamilton has blasted concerns about his fitness, maintaining he has what it takes to make it in the SPL. (The Express)

Blackpool assistant manager Steve Thompson is keen to lure Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam back to Bloomfield Road. (The Express)

Steven Pressley is on the brink of becoming the new Falkirk manager with Bairns' favourite Eddie May as his right-hand man. (The Sun)

Out-of-contract Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley has confirmed he's been handed the chance to return to Hearts. (The Sun)

Celtic and West Brom are still at war over Tony Mowbray as the Baggies prepare to line up Alan Irvine as his replacement. (The Sun)

Michael Stewart is in line to become the new Hearts captain after Robbie Neilson made the switch to Leicester City. (The Sun)

Former Celtic captain Paul Lambert has played down reports linking him to the manager's job at Motherwell, should Mark McGhee make the switch to Aberdeen. (Daily Record)

West Brom will not bid to lure Barry Ferguson from Rangers while they fight to dissuade manager Tony Mowbray from joining Celtic. (Daily Record)



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Thursday's gossip column
11 Jun 09 |  Gossip
Wednesday's gossip column
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