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Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are close to completing a deal to take Switzerland central defender Philippe Senderos from Arsenal on loan while Rangers rejected the player's wage demands. (The Sun)

Celtic and Hearts are on the trail of Hungary Under-21 striker Laszlo Lencse, presently with MTK Budapest and valued at £250,000. (Daily Express)

Slovakian striker Milos Lacny has knocked back Celtic to sign for Sparta Prague from Ruzomberok despite a trial last month in Glasgow. (Daily Record)

Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane is hoping to secure Celtic's Lee Naylor during January, while Greek club Kavala are also interested in the left-back. (Daily Express)

Perth Glory midfielder Adriano Pellegrino will arrive in Glasgow next week for a trial with Celtic. (Daily Express)

Dundee United have rejected a £75,000 bid from Blackpool for defender Garry Kenneth. (Various)

Expat tycoon Dave King and Rangers director Paul Murray have told the Stock Exchange they were not part of a failed £18m bid to buy the Ibrox club. (The Sun)

Celtic full-back Andreas Hinkel says "strange" refereeing decisions are hampering his side's challenge for the Scottish Premier League title. (Various)

Former Motherwell and Rangers defender Bob Malcolm is looking for a new club after being freed by Brisbane Roar. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Paul Di Resta believes he is 90% towards securing a deal to become back-up driver for Force India in the forthcoming Formula One season. (Various)

BBC Alba is making a bid to hijack STV's coverage of the Magners League next season. (Daily Mail)

Edinburgh super-middleweight boxer Kenny Anderson's British title eliminator has been postponed because Paul David has gone down with gastroenteritis. (Various)

Fife golfer Peter Whiteford notched his best-ever finish on the European Tour, the 29-year-old tying for sixth at the Joburg Open in South Africa. (Various)

Glasgow Rocks coach Sterling Davis is ready to look elsewhere after two weeks of talks have failed to persuade Great Britain centre Randall Hanke to accept their latest contract offer. (Various)

Hannah Miley completed a perfect 10 our of 10 gold medals at the Scottish Gas National short-course championships. (Daily Express)



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Monday's gossip column
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Sunday's Scottish gossip
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