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Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Spanish First Division new boys Hercules have lodged a bid to sign Celtic's Georgios Samaras and the Greek striker is odds-on to leave the Glasgow club after they signed Daryl Murphy from Sunderland. (Daily Mail)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says Georgios Samaras could have a future with the club after all because of his fine form during pre-season - and despite Hercules making a £2m offer. (Daily Record)

Jimmy Bullard moved closer to a loan move to Celtic after the midfielder was axed from the Hull City squad that played a weekend friendly against York City. (Daily Express)

Hull City have not offered Jimmy Bullard a cash sweetener after Celtic rejected the midfielder's wage demands for a season-long loan. (the Herald)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies has revealed that he failed in a bid to sign midfielder Andy Dorman, who instead joined Crystal Palace at the end of his St Mirren contract. (the Sun)

Hibernian manager John Hughes says Kevin McCann still has a future at Easter Road despite the right-back being sent out on loan to Scottish Premier League rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle. (the Scotsman)

Scotland Under-21 midfielder Barry Bannon is poised to rejoin Blackpool from Aston Villa on a six-month loan after helping the Seasiders win promotion to the English Premier League last season. (Daily Express)

Dundee United striker Jon Daly is relieved his side suffered no serious injuries after a bruising 0-0 draw with Polish First Division side Arka Gydnia in their pre-season friendly. (Various)

Scotland Under-21 full-back David Gray has joined Preston North End after being freed by Manchester United. (Daily Express)


World number two Phil Mickelson says Stephen Gallacher has a lot of potential after the Scottish golfer outscored him as they were paired in the final round of the Open at St Andrews. (Various)

Rain and wind lashed St Andrews has only once had a worse-attended Open in the past 25 years, although the 200,000 attendance was nearly double the numbers at last year's event at Turnberry. (Daily Express)

Robert Thornton says there is no feud between himself and fellow Scottish darts player Gary Anderson ahead of their World Matchplay meeting in Blackpool on Monday. (the Sun)

see also
Monday's gossip column
19 Jul 10 |  Gossip
Sunday's Scottish gossip
18 Jul 10 |  Scotland

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