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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers striker Kris Boyd has held talks with Aston Villa and Birmingham City. (The Sun)

The Daily Record is standing by its story that Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has been told he will be allowed to leave the club.

Brown has denied a rift with Celtic manager Tony Mowbray and insists he wants to help the club regain the SPL title. (Daily Express)

Celtic have failed to land Preston and Republic of Ireland defender Sean St Ledger after their £2m offer was rejected. (The Sun)

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee has revealed he may be forced to sell unsettled stars Lee Miller and Gary McDonald, whose contracts are due to expire in the summer. (Various)

Hearts have begun talks with Jose Goncalves over a new deal as German outfit Stuttgart are linked with the defender. (Daily Record)

Dundee United will receive £250,000 in compensation from the Scottish Football Association in the coming days for Craig Levein's appointment as Scotland manager. (Daily Record)

But the Scottish Premier League club is expected to take legal action to secure the money for Levein's departure. (The Sun)

Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle is to issue a public apology to club chairman Michael Johnston over his recent quotes in the press criticising events at Rugby Park. (Daily Express)

Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos will choose a loan move to Celtic, Getafe or Real Zaragoza ahead of a summer move to Italian outfit Genoa. (The Sun)

Greek club Larissa have struck a deal to take Rangers' French winger Jerome Rothen on loan until the end of the season before he returns to Paris St Germain. (Daily Express)

Hibs have been given permission to open talks with Celtic goalkeeper Mark Brown. (Daily Express)

Rangers midfielder Pedro Mendes is close to sealing a move to Sporting Lisbon. (Daily Mail)

Falkirk manager Eddie May expects defender Darren Barr to remain at the club until the end of the season. (The Scotsman)

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