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Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aston Villa are poised to move for Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor, Celtic midfielder Scott Brown, Dundee United striker David Goodwillie and Blackpool's Scotland midfielder, Charlie Adam. (Sunday Post)

Jos Hooiveld will be sent on loan by Celtic to Copenhagen while fellow central defender Glenn Loovens could also leave the Glasgow club after failing to win a regular place under manager Neil Lennon. (Sunday Express)

Kenny Miller's agent is expected to arrive in Turkey today for talks about a proposed two-and-a-half year contract worth more than £6m with Bursaspor, but the Rangers striker targeted by Birmingham wants his future settled within 48 hours. (Mail on Sunday)

Wigan defender Gary Caldwell says Fiorentina cooled their interest in Rangers striker Kenny Miller after former Celtic forward Paolo Di Canio criticised the standard of the Scottish Premier League. (News of the World)

It was members of the Ulster Defence Association who sent bullets through the post to Neil Lennon after being left furious by the way the Celtic manager celebrated his side's recent win over Rangers. (News of the World)

Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty has vowed to continue using Twitter despite having a war of words with Celtic manager Neil Lennon on the social networking site. (News of the World)

Top QC Paul McBride, who has already been working with Celtic, will lead manager Neil Lennon's appeal against a six-game touchline ban. (Various)

Scotland winger Chris Burke has ruled out a return to Rangers and told Cardiff City he would like to remain with the Championship club for the rest of his career. (Sunday Mail)

Rangers are set to miss out on Kris Commons as Derby County are confident the Scotland winger will sign a contract extension. (Sunday Mail)

Conor Sammon insists he knows nothing of a possible transfer to Scunthorpe United despite Kilmarnock manager Mixu Paatelainen saying a deal was almost done to sell the striker. (Sunday Mail)

New Sheffield United manager Micky Adams will be at Rugby Park on Tuesday to run the rule over Kilmarnock playmaker Alexei Eremenko and Hearts defender Ismael Bouzid. (Sunday Express)

Dundee have been told they can take Leigh Griffiths on loan from Wolves if they sell the striker to the English club - as long as they wait until May before collecting the bulk of the transfer fee. (Sunday Post)

Dundee defender Matt Lockwood thinks Leigh Griffiths is not yet ready for England's Premier League and has much maturing to do if he is to be a success should he join Wolves. (Sunday Mail)

Craig Brewster, who was most recently assistant manager at Ross County, is poised to re-launch his playing career at the age of 44 after being invited for a trial by Dubai club Al-Ahli. (Sunday Mail)

Scotland midfielder Kevin Thomson has been diagnosed with a broken leg after playing through the pain barrier for the last few months. (Sunday Post)

Airdrie United players Scott Gibson and Ryan Wallace have had their contracts terminated by the Division Two club following a brawl outside the stadium over a woman. (Sunday Mail)

Alan Gow knocked back the chance to join Indian club Kingfisher East Bengal before signing for Notts County until the end of the season after the forward left Motherwell. (News of the World)

Bobby Williamson has turned down offers from two clubs in Egypt and one in Libya to remain coach of the Uganda national side. (News of the World)

The Scottish Premier League will ask clubs against a proposed 10-team top tier to justify their opposition when the body meets on Monday. (News of the World)

St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour says the Scottish Premier League's voting system, which requires a 10-2 majority to alter its size, is stopping change. (Scotland on Sunday)

Monday's meeting of the Scottish Premier League will only now discuss a rival proposal for a 14-club set-up instead of a 10-team structure preferred by officials. (Sunday Times)

Scottish Premier League player of the month Marius Zaliukas believes Hearts' recent good form is down to owner Vladimir Romanov not interfering with manager Jim Jefferies' decisions. (Various)

Hearts midfielder Marius Zaliukas admits he has yet to make peace with Lithuania coach Raimondas Zutautas following the pair's fall-out last summer. (Mail on Sunday)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Wimbledon champion Andre Agassi believes it is a make or break season for Andy Murray's chances of winning a major tennis title. (News of the World)

Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker says Andy Murray has two years to win his first major tennis title. (Sunday Telegraph)

Scottish golfer Lee Harper narrowly missed out on a place in the final of the Asian Tour's qualifying school. (Sunday Mail)

Louise Mitchell made history last night by becoming the first woman to box for Scotland as part of the squad that faced Wales in the third of four Bring Back Boxing home international matches, but she lost on points to Charlene Jones. (Sunday Mail)

David Coulthard will be able to remain a consultant to Formula 1 team Red Bull despite starting a new job as a BBC pundit. (Sunday Mail)



see also
Sunday's gossip column
16 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Saturday's Scottish gossip
15 Jan 11 |  Scotland


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