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Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic have completed the signing of Mexico World Cup full-back Efrain Juarez in a £4m deal from UNAM Pumas subject to a medical and work permit. (the Herald)

Efrain Juarez's agent says the Mexico full-back wants to join an English or Spanish club despite Celtic manager Neil Lennon saying he is close to securing the 22-year-old. (Various)

Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc wants a pay off of about £700,000 from Celtic before completing a £3m transfer to Fiorentina. (Daily Record)

Celtic will sign a replacement for goalkeeper Artur Boruc and have sounded out Coventry about Keiren Westwood and Preston over Andy Lonergan. (Daily Express)

Rangers have opened talks with Burnley about signing £1.5m-rated midfielder Chris Eagles. (Daily Express)

Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson will travel to Middlesbrough today for signing talks after personal issues delayed his trip south. (Daily Record)

Hamilton Accies manager Billy Reid has had second thoughts about turning down the job at Swansea City and will be appointed as boss of the Championship club within 24 hours. (Daily Mirror)

St Johnstone hope to secure the signing of 29-year-old former Walsall striker Sam Parkin before Saturday's friendly against Forfar Athletic. (Daily Record)

Motherwell goalkeeper Michael Fraser, who has a year left of his contract but has been told he is not wanted at Fir Park, is still looking for a new club following a trial with South African champions Supersport United. (Daily Record)

Galway United midfielder Stephen O'Donnell has described as an "insult" St Mirren's request for him to undergo a trial ahead of a transfer. (Daily Express)

Gareth Wardlaw has already quit his job as a postman ahead of the 31-year-old striker's surprise move to St Mirren from Cowdenbeath. (the Sun)

Dundee United midfielder Prince Buaben was denied entry to Germany on their pre-season tour and had to return to Scotland to pick up a visa. (Various)

Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans is to be given a pay rise by West Brom to ward off rival clubs, with West Ham having already made three bids. (Daily Mail)

Alex McLeish has failed in a bid to persuade fellow Scotsman Ricky Scrabia to become his first-team coach at Birmingham. (Daily Express)

OTHER GOSSIP

Tiger Woods does not expect a backlash from "fantastic" Scottish golf fans at this week's Open at St Andrews because of the world number one's much-publicised infidelity. (Various)

Tiger Woods goes into the Open tomorrow amid speculation that his his caddie, Steve Williams, could be about to walk out on him because the American world number one's golf has been affected by his stormy personal life. (Daily Express)

Colin Montgomerie has reverted to the belly putter he used when finishing runner-up the last time the Open was held at St Andrews five years ago. (Various)



see also
Wednesday's gossip column
14 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
13 Jul 10 |  Scotland


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