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Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray has shocked Scott Brown by telling the Scotland midfielder he has no future at the club and will be sold during January. (Daily Record)

Celtic are locked in a five-way battle with clubs in Italy, Spain and Ukraine to sign 18-year-old Sporting Lisbon attacking midfielder Rabiu Ibrahim. (Daily Express)

Celtic will pay £200,000 in compensation when they sign 19-year-old Norway Under-21 centre-half Thomas Rogne, formerly of Staebek. (Various)

Midfielder Pedro Mendes is set to move to Sporting Lisbon for £1.5m this week, but Rangers manager Walter Smith will not be given any of the money to hire a replacement. (Daily Express)

Sporting Lisbon have upped their efforts to sign Rangers midfielder Pedro Mendes by employing super-agent Jorge Mendes. (Daily Record)

Plymouth Argyle have ordered Aberdeen and Hearts target Steven MacLean to train with their youths in an attempt to force him out of the club. (Daily Record)

Falkirk manager Eddie May thinks Darren Barr, a target for Aberdeen, Dundee, Hearts and Hibernian, will see out his contract and leave in May. (Various)

Scottish Football Association chief executive Gordon Smith has angrily denied claims by his New Zealand counterpart that they had asked for £250,000 to play a friendly, saying that manager Craig Levein did not want the match at all. (Various)

Rangers strikers Kenny Miller and Nacho Novo will miss Saturday's league meeting with Hearts after picking up injuries in the Scottish Cup win over Hamilton. (Various)

Scotland and Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon will return to action at the weekend after two months on the sidelines through injury. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Edinburgh scrum-half Mike Blair is losing his battle to be fit in time for the start of Scotland's Six Nations campaign. (The Sun)

Scotland's Sinead and John Kerr are in fourth place after the opening day of the European Skating Championships in Estonia. (The Herald)



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Wednesday's gossip column
20 Jan 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
19 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier


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