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Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers have rejected a £3.5m offer from Sunderland for Algeria defender Madjid Bougherra. (News of the World)

Celtic have upped their bid for Preston North End central defender Sean St Ledger by a third to £3m. (Sunday Mail)

Cardiff City sources say Celtic will have to pay more than £5m if they want striker Ross McCormack. (News of the World/Sunday Herald)

Cardiff City striker Ross McCormack says he would be interested in a switch to Celtic should the club he supported as a boy make an approach. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic are locked in talks with Real Mallorca over the transfer of defender Ivan Ramis after increasing their offer to £2m. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic are weighing up whether to make a £2.5m second offer to Real Mallorca for central defender Ivan Ramis after their £1.5m bid was rejected on Thursday. (Sunday Herald)

Celtic are closing in on a loan deal for Fulham forward Diomansy Kamara, who worked with manager Tony Mowbray at West Brom. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic will move for Fulham's Diomansy Kamara or Valerenga striker Mohammed Abdellaoue should Scott McDonald be sold to West Ham. (Sunday Herald)

Winger Paul Slane will snub a new contract with Motherwell and sign a three-and-a-half-year contract with Celtic in the next 24 hours. (Sunday Mail)

Aberdeen striker Lee Miller will on Sunday move to Middlesbrough for £500,000 and Dons boss Mark McGhee could use the money to make a move for Kilmarnock's Kevin Kyle. (Sunday Mail)

New Hearts manager Jim Jefferies has refused to quell speculation that he will move for Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle. (Sunday Times)

Jim Jefferies will make Alan Gow his first signing as Hearts manager, taking the former Falkirk and Rangers forward on loan from Plymouth Argyle. (Various)

Hearts' Jose Goncalves was left out of the side to face St Johnstone on Saturday because the defender believes he will leave the club in January. (Scotland On Sunday)

West Brom are poised for a late bid for Hamilton Accies midfielder James McArthur. (News of the World)

Hibernian have signed goalkeeper Mark Brown from Celtic on a two-and-a-half-year contract. (Various)

Rangers could be set to sign American Andrew Quinn after extending the 19-year-old University of Notre Dame goalkeeper by a week. (Daily Express)

Falkirk want to take Birmingham City winger James O'Shea on loan until the summer. (News of the World)

Jackie McNamara says he is happy to delay his move to Partick Thistle as player-coach to help Falkirk after an injury to fellow defender Pele. (Various)

Bolton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers are both keen to snap up 21-year-old Hearts winger David Templeton on a pre-contract agreement. (News of the World)

Csaba Laszlo will meet his lawyers on Monday in a bid to secure wages due for the last 18 months of his contract after being sacked by Hearts. (Sunday Mail)

Hearts hope to avoid paying compensation to Csaba Laszlo by claiming breach of contract and insubordination by the sacked manager. (Sunday Herald)

Sacked Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo says owner Vladimir Romanov could split the Old Firm if he was willing to release more funds for players. (News of the World)

OTHER GOSSIP

The Scottish Hydro Electric Premier League could introduce a mid-season split next season after a meeting with Scottish Rugby's new high performance director, Graham Lowe. (Scotland On Sunday)



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see also
Sunday's gossip column
01 Feb 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
30 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier


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