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Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Shota Arveladze, the new coach of Kaysterispor, wants to sign Kris Boyd from former club Rangers, with the Turks offering a package worth around £5.5m for the forward who is also interesting Bursaspor, Ankaragucu, Birmingham, Newcastle, Wolves, Middlesbrough and Hertha Berlin. (Various)

Blackpool have upped the ante in their bid to sign Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot, with Wigan, Portsmouth and several Championship clubs also interested. (the Sun)

Rangers insist they have not put any deadline on potential buyer Andrew Ellis to launch a takeover bid, despite reports saying present owner Sir David Murray wants an offer this week or he will start plans for next season under his own ownership. (Daily Express)

New Sporting Gijon signing Nacho Novo says he had to leave Rangers because he was fed up being used as a substitute by Walter Smith. (Various)

Scunthorpe have told Celtic they will have to pay £2.5m for striker Gary Hooper. (Daily Mail)

Celtic are still interested is signing Philippe Senderos, according to the father of the Switzerland defender, who turned down a move to Glasgow in January in favour of a six-month spell with Everton. (Daily Mail)

Edson Braafheid, the Dutch left-back who was on loan to Celtic, says he has been told he still has a future at Bayern Munich. (Various)

On-loan Celtic midfielder Simon Ferry thinks it would be a waste of time returning to the club next season and would like to stay with Swindon Town should they win their League One play-off. (the Scotsman)

Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish expects Garry O'Connor to sign a new contract on reduced terms following the striker's hip surgery. (Daily Record)

Transfer-listed Preston North End defender Neil Collins is poised for a permanent move to Leeds United after a successful loan spell. (Daily Record)

Hibernian are back on the trail of out-of-favour Preston North End right-back Michael Hart, who will make a decision about his future when he returns from holiday. (Various)

Falkirk are hoping to sign Celtic youths Mark Millar and Jason Marr once they receive money from midfielder Scott Arfield's expected move to Huddersfield Town. (Various)


Samoa head for the Edinburgh Sevens at Murrayfield this weekend as favourites for the World Series title after extending their lead over New Zealand to seven points at the end of the London Sevens. (the Scotsman)

Saltires coach Pete Steindl says there is much more to come from Richie Berrington after the young batsman hit 50 against Kent - his third successive half-century in Clydesdale Bank 40 match against English counties. (Daily Mail)

Record May temperatures took their toll on runners during Sunday's Edinburgh Marathon, with one man dying of a heart attack and 185 needing medical attention. (Various)

Scottish triathlete Catriona Morrison says she was stunned to win the Ironman Lanzarote despite an enforced 45-minute pit-stop to fix a broken bicycle chain. (Various)

Montrose-based triathlete Ritchie Nicholls was a surprise winner of the GE European Cup at Strathclyde County Park. (the Herald)

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see also
Tuesday's gossip column
24 May 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
23 May 10 |  Scottish Premier

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