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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Kevin Thomson's transfer to Middlesbrough is now in doubt after the midfielder demanded a pay-off from Rangers that the Scottish champions will be reluctant to pay. (Daily Record)

Rangers will today complete the signing of Burnley winger Chris Eagles for a fee of £1.5m. (the Sun)

Chris Eagles' transfer to Rangers has hit a snag after the midfielder asked for more time to consider a transfer from Burnley. (Daily Record)

Scotsmen Steven Thompson and Kevin McDonald say Burnley team-mate Chris Eagles would be a great success should he move to Rangers. (Daily Record)

Celtic could land former England Under-21 goalkeeper Lee Grant for a bargain £1m from Sheffield Wednesday. (the Sun)

Celtic had wanted to sign defender Efrain Juarez on loan with a view to a permanent deal, but UNAM Pumas insisted on an immediate £2.5m transfer that should be completed within 24 hours. (Daily Express)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon admits that Aiden McGeady wants to leave the Glasgow club but insists that the winger is absent from their United States tour because of an injury. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's Stephen Gallacher says Celtic manager Neil Lennon, assistant Johan Mjallby and Rangers manager Walter Smith all came over to wish him well while he practiced for the Open at St Andrews. (Daily Record)

There are only six Scots competing at the Open in St Andrews, three fewer than last year at Turnberry. (Daily Express)

Former winner Nick Faldo believes Scotland's Stephen Gallacher has "every reason to fancy his chances" of winning the Open. (Various)

Former winner Sandy Lyle is adamant he can contend for the Open title in his homeland despite now being 52. (Various)

R&A chiefs dropped years of tradition by allowing Sergio Garcia to wear a football top on the Old Course at St Andrews as he celebrated Spain's World Cup win. (Various)



see also
Thursday's gossip column
15 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
14 Jul 10 |  Scotland


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