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Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Middlesbrough have re-entered the race to sign Kris Boyd, but the out-of-contract Rangers striker, who has received a £50,000-per-week offer from Kayserispor, looks certain to move abroad. (Daily Record)

Celtic targets Robbie Keane, the Tottenham striker, and Joe Ledley, the Cardiff midfielder, are likely to sign for Aston Villa and Stoke City respectively. (Daily Express)

Striker Daryl Murphy is poised to knock back an offer from Ipswich Town and take a drop in wages to join Celtic if a transfer deal can be agreed with Sunderland. (Daily Record)

Celtic have been linked with a move for AZ Alkmaar striker Graziano Pelle by Dutch and Italian media. (Daily Express)

Finland coach Stuart Baxter could still take up a consultancy role with Celtic despite his national football association saying that the proposed job share was out of the question. (the Herald)

Agent Hayden Evans has blamed media probing for jeopardising Finland coach Stuart Baxter's chances of landing a director of football job with Celtic. (Daily Record)

Former Scotland striker Dougie Freedman is poised to beat ex-national boss George Burley to the manager's job with Crystal Palace. (Various)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies is bracing himself for a £3m offer from Burnley for winger Andrew Driver. (Daily Record)

Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra has blamed the mix of grass and synthetic fibre on the pitch in South Africa for goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi's blunder that led to Algeria's 1-0 defeat by Slovenia at the World Cup finals. (the Sun)

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is trying to sign striker Paul McQuade from Cowdenbeath but says he might be priced out of a move for his former club's captain, Joe Mbu. (Daily Express)

Cowdenbeath directors will meet on Tuesday evening to narrow down the candidates for their manager's job to 16. (Daily Record)

Freed St Mirren right-back Jack Ross is wanted by St Johnstone, Motherwell and Hamilton Accies. (Daily Express)

Falkirk are hoping to sign Kenny Deuchar, the 29-year-old striker who has considered giving up football and becoming a doctor full-time after his contract expired with St Johnstone. (Daily Record)


Olympic curler Eve Muirhead has turned down the chance to become a professional golfer after receiving two offers of scholarships in the USA. (Daily Record)

Phil Mickelson's younger brother, Tim, will compete today at the Amateur Championship, which is being played at Muirfield and North Berwick. (the Herald)

Allan McNish finished third behind Audi team-mates in the Le Mans 24-Hour race as fellow Scot Marino Franchitti's race debut in his Honda-powered car ended in retirement because of mechanical problems. (Various)

Somalian refugee Ahmed Sharif-Hassan, who hopes to compete for Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was inside the 25-year-old British age-group record in winning the under-15 1500 metres title in the Scottish Schools Championship at Grangemouth. (the Herald)

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see also
Monday's gossip column
14 Jun 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
13 Jun 10 |  Scottish Premier

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