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Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers are eyeing up a surprise move for Aberdeen defender Richard Foster. (Daily Record)

Midfielder Joe Ledley offered a heartfelt apology to Celtic fans after the shocking 4-0 loss to Utrecht, which dumps the Glasgow club out of the Europa League. (Various)

As Celtic pursue Hibernian's Anthony Stokes and Israeli striker Itay Schechter, Marc-Antoine Fortune is being pushed closer to a Parkhead exit, with West Brom ready to pay £2.5m for him. (Daily Express)

Fortune will join West Brom today as Birmingham's James McFadden and Tottenham's Robbie Keane remain on Celtic's radar for possible loan deals. (Sun)

Hibs are holding out for a lot more than the £800,000 on offer from Celtic for striker Anthony Stokes. (Scotsman)

Rangers are bracing themselves for a massive Champions League security operation on their return to Manchester - the scene of terrible fan trouble after the 2008 Uefa Cup final. (Daily Mail)

But Rangers and Manchester United have dismissed fears that their European double-header could become a powderkeg. (Daily Record)

Rangers captain David Weir can't wait to face Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in the Champions League, having seen the England star emerge during his time at Everton. (Daily Express)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies hopes skipper Marius Zaliuskas is on the verge of signing a long-term contract. (Various)

Gavin Rae is set to follow fellow Scotland international Ross McCormack from Cardiff to Leeds. (Daily Express)



see also
Friday's gossip column
27 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
26 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
25 Aug 10 |  Scotland
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
24 Aug 10 |  Scotland


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