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Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Out-of-contract Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has moved closer to a move to Celtic after opening talks with caretaker manager Neil Lennon. (the Sun)

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray vetoed an approach for Rangers' Kris Boyd in January because he did not rate the Scotland striker highly enough. (the Sun)

Rangers striker Kris Boyd and Celtic winger Aiden McGeady could miss out on moves to Birmingham City as manager Alex McLeish have switched to other targets. (Daily Mail)

Nancy will hold talks with Celtic on Monday as the two clubs have so far failed to agree a fee for the permanent transfer to the Glasgow club of on-loan midfielder Landry N'Guemo. (Daily Mail)

Celtic's Paddy McCourt is still interesting Blackpool, who failed in a bid to take the winger on loan in January. (the Sun)

Sunderland's move for Argentine right-back Marcos Angeleri has almost certainly killed off the club's interest in Alan Hutton, who impressed on loan from Tottenham. (Various)

Burnley and Middlesbrough have entered the chase for the signature of Hearts winger Andrew Driver. (Daily Mail)

Former Scotland striker Paul Dickov is thinking of retiring after being released by Leeds United at the age of 37. (Various)

Motherwell are poised to sign freed Airdrie United goalkeeper Lee Hollis as back-up. (Daily Express)

Out-of-contract Kilmarnock striker Allan Russell is considering a move to Carolina Railhawks after impressing in a trial with North American Soccer League outfit. (the Herald)

Ross County are leading the chase for out-of-contract Kilmarnock defender Ryan O'Leary but face competition from Dundee. (Various)

The Scottish Football Association, Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League have held talks about adopting a pyramid structure and all three are keen to move closer to opening the Third Division to promotion and relegation. (the Sun)

England manager Fabio Capello has assured Newcastle's Andy Carroll he is in his plans and the striker says he wants to play for his homeland despite interest from Scotland. (Various)

Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra will miss Algeria's friendly against Republic of Ireland with a thigh strain but insists he will be fit for the World Cup finals. (Daily Record)

Hibernian defender Sol Bamba believes he and his Ivory Coast team-mates are capable of winning the World Cup. (Daily Record)

Motherwell insist their new playing surface will be ready for the club's Europa League campaign. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's faltering Sevens rugby team face being excluded from the Commonwealth Games team for Delhi if they fail to reach the quarter-finals of the IRB World Series finale at Murrayfield this weekend. (Various)

Former Commonwealth super-featherweight champion Craig Docherty has answered an SOS call to fight Wishaw's Paddy Pollock for the vacant British Masters light-middleweight crown after Edinburgh pair Gary McMillan and Gary Young pulled out with injuries. (Various)



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see also
Wednesday's gossip column
26 May 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
25 May 10 |  Scottish Premier


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