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Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic want to take Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Niko Kranjcar on loan after the 26-year-old Croatian fell out of favour with manager Harry Redknapp. (the Times)

Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson says the club cannot afford to miss out on the chance to sign his fellow Swede, Freddie Ljungberg, who is on trial in Glasgow. (Various)

Freddie Ljungberg would not be good for Celtic as he is now more suited to being an underwear model than playing football in the twilight of his career, according to the club's former striker, John Hartson. (the Sun)

Dwayne De Rosario's bitter contract dispute with Toronto could pave the way for a transfer of the Canada midfielder to Celtic during January. (Daily Express)

Swindon striker Charlie Austin says he could leave the club next week, with Celtic, Hull, QPR and Reading all interested in signing the 21-year-old. (the Sun)

Celtic target Sergei Pareiko is now available for nothing after the 33-year-old goalkeeper left Tom Tomsk at the end of his contract. (the Sun)

Former Blackburn assistant Neil McDonald has rejected the chance to become Motherwell manager and a mystery foreign coach was interviewed by the club on Sunday. (Daily Express, the Herald)

Former Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce had advised Motherwell to approach his former assistant, Neil McDonald, about their managerial vacancy. (Daily Mail)

Neil McDonald's move to Motherwell hangs in the balance after he had second thoughts about moving to the Scottish Premier League. (Daily Record)

Rangers will today hold talks with Sasa Papac's agent in the hope of agreeing a contract extension beyond the summer for the Bosnian defender. (Daily Mail)

Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty is poised for a comeback against St Johnstone after recovering from a broken finger. (Daily Record)

Kilmarnock face a goalkeeping crisis ahead of their game against Inverness, with Alan Combe still injured and Cammy Bell and Kyle Letheren both doubtful. (Various)

Kilmarnock are weighing up a January move for Finland goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola, with the 23-year-old having failed to become a regular starter with Slavia Prague. (the Sun)

Former Scotland goalkeeper Neil Sullivan is tipped to become Doncaster Rovers manager with Sean O'Driscoll expected to quit the Championship club. (the Sun)

Hamilton Accies have repaired their undersoil heating but face an anxious wait to see if New Douglas Park will be playable for Wednesday's visit by Aberdeen. (Various)


Glasgow Rocks' preparations for their British Basketball League match against Worcester Wolves have been hit with Mike Copeland and Nick Livas being stranded in the USA after bad weather grounded flights. (the Sun)

see also
Tuesday's gossip column
28 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
27 Dec 10 |  Scotland

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