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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is ready to play hardball with Celtic as the Glasgow club hold out for a £10m fee for midfielder Scott Brown. (Scottish Daily Mail)

However, Redknapp is ready to switch targets and is poised to make a £5m-plus offer for Celtic winger Aiden McGeady. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers striker Kris Boyd and released Celtic forward Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink are two of three targets for Hertha Berlin. (Scottish Sun)

Watford are keen on Falkirk midfielder Scott Arfield, with the Bairns willing to cash in on the player. (Scottish Daily Mail)

Rangers will be promoted to second seeds in the Champions League group stage draw if Sporting Lisbon and Panathinaikos lose their qualifying ties. (Various)

Hibs manager John Hughes will work with Moroccans Merouane Zemmama and Abdessalam Benjelloun to ensure their form does not suffer during Ramadan. (Various)

Celtic defender Glenn Loovens has been called up by Holland for the first time as they face Japan in a friendly. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

The first Scotland v America shinty clash ever to be held in the US will take place on 5 September, with Skye travelling to Pleasanton to face Northern California. (Scotsman)



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