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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Neil Lennon will be named the new Celtic manager within the next 48 hours. (Daily Express)

Rangers are interested in Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov, who is out of contract at Manchester City. (Sun)

Rangers manager Walter Smith has told Liverpool to double their offer for teenage defender Danny Wilson. (Daily Record)

The Ibrox boss has also instructed the club to reject a bid for Kevin Thomson from Middlesbrough and listen to offers for Madjid Bougherra. (Daily Record)

And Turkish giants Galatasaray are preparing a £5m bid for Algerian international defender Bougherra. (Daily Mail)

Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan is hoping to pip his former club Celtic to the £2.5m signing of Scunthorpe striker Gary Hooper. (Daily Mail)

Celtic are lining up a £300,000 move for former Gretna defender Aurelien Collin, currently with Vitoria Setubal in Portugal. (Star)

Dundee United pair Craig Conway and David Goodwillie are targets for Rangers, along with Ipswich defender Gareth McAuley. (Daily Mail)

Rangers reserve coach Tommy Wilson is on a five-man short-list of candidates being considered for the manager's job at St Mirren. (Sun)

Hearts are considering a move for Northern Ireland striker Warren Feeney, who has been released by Cardiff. (Daily Record)

However, fellow free agent Kevin Kyle appears to be Hearts' top striker target. (Star)

David Fernandez is considering quitting football following his release from Kilmarnock. (Sun)

Former World Cup referee Graham Poll believes foreign officials should be brought in to oversee Old Firm matches. (Herald)

Rangers defender Andy Webster believes star striker Kris Boyd could yet agree a new contract at Ibrox. (Various)

Dundee United boss Peter Houston wants to tie up contract extensions for midfielders Prince Buaben and Danny Swanson. (Various)

Arbroath want former St Johnstone midfielder Paul Sheerin to replace departed manager Jim Weir. (Various)

Steven Thompson will not be returning to the SPL, having agreed a new one-year deal with Burnley. (Various)



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