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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Fulham could be prepared to allow forward Diomansy Kamara to make permanent his loan move to Celtic for a cut-price £2.5m. (Daily Record)

Greece striker Georgios Samaras, who is surplus to requirements at Celtic, says he is not looking to leave Glasgow and has heard nothing of interest from Italian club Palermo. (Sun)

Chances of Rangers striker Kris Boyd signing for Birmingham are fading as talks continue to stall and manager Alex McLeish turns his attention to Fulham's Bobby Zamora and West Ham's Carlton Cole. (Daily Record)

Rangers manager Walter Smith has urged captain David Weir, who turned 40 on Monday, to play on for another season. (Daily Mail)

Defender Kirk Broadfoot hopes he is not forced out of Rangers after talks stalled about a new contract. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle and Aberdeen defender Charlie Mulgrew could be set for a move to Brentford after their contracts expire this summer. (Sun)

Scotland defender Steven Caldwell is being tracked by promoted West Brom after being released by relegated Burnley. (Daily Record)

Hibernian goalkeeper Graham Stack is recovering after being partially blinded in a training-ground accident. (Sun)

Partick Thistle's 19-year-old midfielder, Ryan MacBeth, who has made just three first-team appearances, will be monitored by Bolton next season after impressing on trial with the Premiership club. (Daily Express)

Airdrie United chairman Jim Ballantyne has hinted he might quit as the club's future is hanging in the balance after their relegation to Division Two. (Daily Express)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies says Laryea Kingston, Michael Stewart, Jose Goncalves and Christian Nade will not be at Tynecastle next season. (Various)

Richard Keogh is poised to sign for Hibernian after Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott admitted defeat in trying to keep the defender at the English club. (Various)

Enoch Showunmi has joined fellow forward Pedro Moutinho in being released by Falkirk following their relegation, with Vitor Lima, Sean Lynch, Pele and Josh Wagenaar likely to follow. (Various)

Rochdale have offered a new contract to Aberdeen target Rory McArdle and the Northern Ireland defender has stalled on talks with the Scottish Premier League club. (Various)

Caretaker Peter Houston wants the Dundee United manager's job permanently but says he will reject any offer if their best players are sold in the summer. (Various)

Former Scotland manager George Burley is in the running for the manager's job at Twente. (Various)

St Johnstone have handed short-term contracts to veteran midfielder Martin Hardie and striker Peter MacDonald to allow them to prove their fitness by January. (Various)

Dundee are eyeing a move for Gary Irvine after the defender was released by St Johnstone. (Various)

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cameron Bell has triggered a clause in his contract to remain with the club for another season. (Various)

Scots-born Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden has joined Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley in the USA's provisional World Cup squad. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Catriona Matthew has failed to attract a financial backer despite winning the British Open 10 months ago. (Various)

Murrayfield could host the Magners League final on the same weekend as the IRB World Sevens Series should Glasgow Warriors beat Ospreys and Munster oust Leinster. (The Scotsman)



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