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Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers striker Kris Boyd could be sold before he gets the chance to beat Henrik Larsson's Scottish Premier League goals record.

Boyd is five short of Larsson's tally 158, but Hull, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bochum are ready to make moves to sign the 26-year-old in January. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray believes signing players on loan in January may be the best way to bolster his squad. (Various)

Gordon Strachan may sign some of his former Celtic players to aid Middlesbrough's promotion bid. (Sunday Times)

Defender Madjid Bougherra wants to leave Rangers at the end of the season and join an English Premier League club. (Various)

Ibrox forward Kyle Lafferty insists no-one wants to leave Rangers next month. (Sunday Mail)

Meanwhile, Lafferty has revealed he clashed with club captain David Weir during the half-time interval when Rangers lost to Aberdeen at Pittodrie last month. However, the Northern Ireland international insists both players are back on good terms now. (Various)

Marc-Antoine Fortune expects his Celtic career to take off after scoring a stunning winner in the 3-2 win over Motherwell. (Various)

Rangers manager Walter Smith insists he will leave football altogether after his current spell at Ibrox ends. (News of the World)

And Smith fears his assistant, Ally McCoist, will not get the chance to be the club's next manager as uncertainty over the future ownership of the club continues. (Various)

Ibrox chief executive Martin Bain has taken a £200,000 pay cut to help ease Rangers' financial problems. (Sunday Times)

Celtic goalkeeper Scott Fox could complete a move to Lincoln City following a trial period. (Sunday Mail)

Rapid Vienna goalkeeper Helge Payer says Thursday's Europa League opponents Celtic rely on long-ball tactics, while striker Nikica Jelavic expects plenty of goals when the two sides meet. (Sunday Mail)

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