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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers have opened talks about a new contract with Scotland striker Kenny Miller. (Daily Express)

Scotland striker Kenny Miller has been asked to take a pay cut as part of the ongoing financial squeeze at Ibrox imposed by the Scottish champions' bankers. (Daily Record)

Premiership club West Brom watched Kenny Miller score a hat-trick against Hibernian and could launch a bid for the Scotland striker before the transfer window closes in a week's time. (The Sun)

Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has been offered a two-year contract extension while left-back Sasa Papac will be offered a new deal beyond next summer. (Daily Mail)

Northern Ireland forward Kyle Lafferty believes his Rangers career is on the line after his latest bout of indiscipline led to a red card against Hibernian on Sunday. (The Sun)

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson has hit out at AEK Athens for refusing to reveal the venue of Thursday's Europa League second leg until 24 hours before kick-off. (Various)

Celtic have been told they will have to pay £2m to sign Kelvin Wilson from Nottingham Forest despite the defender turning down a new contract at City Ground. (Daily Mail)

Celtic are ready to launch a £1m bid for Burnley winger Chris Eagles, who this summer turned down a move to Rangers. (Daily Mirror)

New Celtic prospect James Forrest was wanted by Rangers before signing for their Glasgow rivals. (Daily Record)

Honduras left-back Emilio Izaguirre expects to receive his work permit in time to make his debut for Celtic against Motherwell on Sunday. (Daily Record)

Danish striker Morten Rasmussen has no regrets about signing for Celtic despite being loaned to Mainz after only a season with the Glasgow club. (Daily Record)

Hamilton Accies have signed Nigel Hasselbaink, the 19-year-old nephew of Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd, the striker arriving from PSV Eindhoven. (Various)

Dundee manager Gordon Chisholm says his club are in talks with Hamilton Accies about the sale of striker Mickael Antoine-Curier, who was on loan to the Scottish Premier League club last season. (Daily Record)

Motherwell want veteran right-back Eric Paton, but present club Dundee want Marc Fitzpatrick in exchange. (Daily Express)

Motherwell hope to beat St Mirren to the signature of former Plymouth forward Alan Gow, who has been on trial with Krylia Sovetov, but can only afford the 27-year-old if they progress in the Europa League. (Daily Express)

Kilmarnock are hoping to sign former Wolves striker Cedric Roussel on a free transfer after he left Coventry but have also taken former Nancy frontman Basile Camerling on trial. (Various)

St Mirren defender David Barron has rejected the offer of a two-year contract extension beyond next summer. (Various)

Hibernian's 3-0 defeat by Rangers on Sunday means they are now on the worst run of home form in their 135-year history. (Daily Record)

David Weir, Rangers' 40-year-old defender, will be called into Craig Levein's Scotland squad for the start of the Euro 2012 qualification campaign. (Daily Mail)

QPR winger Jamie Mackie, who qualifies because of grandparents, wants to play for Scotland. (Daily Express)

Ian Holloway is set for a swoop for Swansea's Stephen Dobbie after conceding that Blackpool need six more signings for a chance of Premier League survival. (Daily Star)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland officials have refused to rule out playing their ICC Intercontinental Cup match in Zimbabwe despite concerns about Robert Mugabe's regime. (The Sun)



see also
Tuesday's gossip column
24 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
23 Aug 10 |  Scotland


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