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Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Wigan have launched a bid to take Celtic striker Scott McDonald on loan and talks have been held between the Glasgow club and agent Willie McKay. (Daily Record)

Former Falkirk striker Steve Lovell is threatening to sue Eddie May after the present manager said in an interview that the player did not train hard enough to merit a new contract. (The Sun)

Csaba Laszlo asked his players if he should quit as Hearts manager as a result of his row with owner Vladimir Romanov over their search for a new striker. (The Sun)

New Hibernian signing Anthony Stokes, Charlton's Izale MacLeod, Marek Saganowski, now with Aalborg, Craig Beattie, now at Swansea, Plymouth's Steven MacLean and Macedonian international Ilco Naumoski were the strikers targeted by Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo but rejected by the club's owner. (The Sun)

Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo also wanted midfielder Liam Miller, now with Preston. (The Sun)

Everton want to take Scotland right-back Alan Hutton on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur. (The Sun)

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray, who said in the summer that Massimo Donati's transfer value was zero, says the midfielder's resurgence in form will lead to the club receiving £1.5m from Bari. (Daily Record)

Tony Mowbray says he will not use any of the £1.5m from the sale of Massimo Donati to bring new players to Celtic. (Daily Express)

Rangers manager Walter Smith says departing chairman David Murray saved him from a possible return to Dalmarnock Power Station as an electrician when he offered him the manager's job first time round. (Daily Record)

New Liverpool signing Sotirios Kyrgiakos says winning titles with Rangers will stand him in good stead at Anfield. (The Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray says tennis's drug-testing rules are too strict and invasive for the players. (The Sun)

Dario Franchitti says he has rediscovered his love of NASCAR and hopes to narrow the four-point gap at the top of the championship with a win in Chicago. (The Sun)



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Saturday's gossip column
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