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Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Jimmy Bullard is poised to join Celtic after all after the midfielder accepted a fee from Hull City to leave the relegated club for a season. (News of the World)

Blackpool will table an offer of £500,000 this week for Celtic winger Paddy McCourt after having a £350,000 offer turned down and being told the Glasgow club want double that figure for a player they are considering offering a contract extension. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic are considering veteran England goalkeeper David James - a free agent after leaving Portsmouth - as a successor to Artur Boruc following the Pole's move to Fiorentina. (Sunday Times)

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni could be Celtic's replacement for Artur Boruc, who was sold this week to Fiorentina. (News of the World)

The undisclosed fee that took goalkeeper Artur Boruc to Fiorentina is likely to net Celtic a mere £2m. (Sunday Mail)

Middlesbrough will this week launch a £500,000 bid for Dundee United winger Craig Conway. (Sunday Mail)

Paul Hartley's return to Hearts should be finalised on Monday after the Scotland midfielder became homesick at Bristol City. (Scotland on Sunday)

Aberdeen have joined Hearts in the race to sign Paul Hartley, with the homesick Scottish midfielder wanting to leave Bristol City. (Sunday Mail)

Hearts' move for Kilmarnock midfielder Craig Bryson has been put on hold as the clubs could not agree a fee, with the Ayrshire club demanding more than the £450,000 the Edinburgh outfit are willing to offer. (Scotland on Sunday)

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned that members of Celtic's squad who played in the World Cup finals could face burnout because of their early start in Champions League qualifying. (Sunday Mail)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is considering adopting a counter-attacking system with one striker for their Champions League qualifying campaign. (Sunday Mail)

Dundee United manager Peter Houston is considering turning striker Andis Shala into a central defender after the 21-year-old starred in that position in a 1-0 friendly defeat by Unirea Urziceni. (Sunday Herald)

Striker Abdessalam Benjelloun, released by Hibernian, is poised to return to one of his former clubs, Raja Casablanca. (Sunday Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland's Colin Montgomerie snubbed the media for the third day running at St Andrews after completing his third round at the Open. (News of the World)

English golfer Ian Poulter was seconds away from a punch up with a security guard at St Andrews after they had a heated exchange following his third round at the Open. (News of the World)

Stephen Gallacher says he only got four hours sleep when the Scot's second round at the Open was halted late on Thursday and then he had to finish early the next morning. (Sunday Mail)

Open contestant Bill Haas admits he and friends from Wake Forest University sneaked on to the Old Course at St Andrews for an illicit round while the American was a student. (Sunday Mail)

Paul di Resta's hopes of being promoted to a full Formula One race seat with Force India next year have received a boost after the Scot's team-mate, Adrian Sutil, admitted he is keen to join Renault for 2011. (Sunday Herald)



see also
Sunday's gossip column
18 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
17 Jul 10 |  Scotland


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