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Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

This season's Scottish Premier League winners could face three qualifying rounds to reach next year's Champions League group stage because of the early exit of Celtic, Dundee United and Motherwell from the Europa League. (Various)

Celtic's Neil Lennon is now the bookmakers' favourite to be the first Scottish Premier League manager to be sacked this season. (the Sun)

Utrecht midfielder Dries Mertens says the arrogance of Celtic's players spurred the Dutch side on to a 4-0 win on Thursday. (Various)

Celtic have had a £60,000 offer for striker Paddy Madden rejected by Irish club Bohemians. (the Sun)

Rangers have made an improved offer to Kenny Miller as they try to persuade the Scotland striker to sign an extended contract beyond next summer. (Daily Express)

Ivory Coast defender Sol Bamba says he hopes to quit Hibernian in a £650,000 return to his former club, Paris St Germain, before Tuesday's shutting of the transfer window. (Various)

Hibernian have targeted Darryl Duffy, who has struggled to secure a regular game with Bristol Rovers, should striker Anthony Stokes be sold to Celtic. (the Sun)

Hibernian, who turned down an initial offer from Celtic of £700,000, want £2m for striker Anthony Stokes. (Daily Express)

Kevin McCann is enjoying playing for Inverness Caledonian Thistle so much that he would like to make permanent his loan switch from Hibernian. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Marc Warren hopes to be fighting it out with fellow Scot Stephen Gallacher for the Johnnie Walker Championship on Sunday but thinks whoever wins will be forgotten as attention turns to Colin Montgomerie's choices for his Ryder Cup team. (Various)

Steph Twell broke Yvonne Murray's 15-year Scottish 5000m record at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels. (Various)

Dunfermline cricketer Yasir Afrat will play against Watsonians today as his six-match ban for a volley of verbal abuse at Clydesdale's Kamran Sajid will not apply until next season. (Various)

Glasgow Tigers have signed Australian speedway rider Jake Anderson after his disappointing spells with Birmingham and Somerset. (Daily Express)



see also
Saturday's gossip column
27 Aug 10 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
27 Aug 10 |  Scotland


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