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Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Scotland striker Kenny Miller is preparing to open signing talks with Turkish champions Bursaspor, with today's match against Hamilton likely to be his last for Rangers. (the Sun)

Celtic and Rangers face a head-to-head battle for the signature of Derby County midfielder Kris Commons, whose contract ends in the summer, although his present club retain hopes of re-signing the Scotland international. (the Sun)

Scunthorpe United are poised to wrap up a £600,000 deal for Kilmarnock striker Conor Sammon. (the Sun)

St Johnstone face competition from Hearts and Hibernian for the loan signing of Leigh Griffiths following the striker's £150,000 move from Dundee to Wolves. (the Sun)

Hibernian are considering a bid for Inverness Caledonian Thistle's Adam Rooney, pondering a loan deal for Arsenal's Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and giving a trial to former Reading man Heidar Thorvaldsson as they look to bolster their striking options. (the Sun)

Kilmarnock and Hibernian are battling to land Brechin City midfielder Craig Molloy on a pre-contact agreement. (the Sun)

Dundee United midfielder Morgaro Gomis, whose contract ends in the summer, says he will wait until then before deciding his future. (Various)

Stuart McCall hopes to make Donal McDermott his first signing as Motherwell manager and has held talks with Manchester City about taking the winger on loan. (Daily Express)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall says he has made contingency plans in case a club makes a suitable offer for defender Mark Reynolds before the closure of the January transfer window. (Various)

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway reckons even Liverpool could not meet his valuation of Charlie Adam after he rejected offers from Aston Villa and Birmingham this week for the Scotland midfielder. (Various)

Former Falkirk and Rangers forward Alan Gow has joined Notts County on trial after his short-term contract ended with Motherwell. (Daily Record)

Alan Gow has penned a deal with Notts County with a view to an extension beyond the summer with the League One club after the forward was released by Motherwell. (Daily Express)

Celtic have told midfielder Graham Carey he can return to Huddersfield Town if they can meet the Glasgow club's asking price following the conclusion of his a loan spell. (Daily Record)

Darren O'Dea will remain at Ipswich Town until the end of the season after Celtic allowed the central defender's loan to be extended. (the Herald)

Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov has agreed to back the change to a 10-club Scottish Premier League - if it agrees to a "more equal" distribution of income away from Celtic and Rangers. (Various)


Scottish sport is bracing itself for unprecedented funding cuts that compromise medal targets for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and jeopardise legacy aspirations, with 17 sports projected to lose more than £345,000. (the Herald)

Boxer Ricky Burns will make his second defence of his world super-featherweight title at Braehead Arena on 12 March, almost certainly against Ghanaian Joseph Laryea. (Various)

Glasgow Warriors coach Sean Lineen expects John Beattie to return to the Scotland side for Six Nations championship despite the number eight himself doubting his chances of making the opening matches following injury. (Various)

Scotland rugby coach Graham Steadman will watch number eight John Beattie in action for Ayr today after an administrative error meant he could not play for Glasgow Warriors against Wasps. (the Herald)

see also
Saturday's gossip column
15 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Friday's Scottish gossip
14 Jan 11 |  Scotland

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