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Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers are trying to sign striker David Healy, a lifelong fan of the Ibrox side, on loan from Sunderland. (Daily Mirror)

Rangers have rejected an initial offer from Bursaspor for Scotland striker Kenny Miller. (Daily Mail)

Kenny Miller expects to sign for Bursaspor despite a fee not yet being agreed with Rangers for the Scotland striker. (the Sun)

Kris Boyd will be given permission today to have talks with Russian club, Terek Grozny, who have appointed Ruud Gullit as coach, after the Scotland striker was told he could leave Middlesbrough. (Daily Mirror)

Kevin Phillips, the veteran striker linked with Celtic and Rangers, says he has been told by manager Alex McLeish he can leave Birmingham City. (Daily Record)

Celtic are in pole position to sign 24-year-old Levski Sofia striker Garra Dembele, who is also being chased by several English clubs. (Daily Mail)

Celtic are back in the trail of Dane Michael Silberbauer having previously cooled their interest in the Utrecht midfielder. (Daily Express)

Olivier Kapo claims Celtic reneged on a promise to hand him a contract at the end of his probationary three months after the club released the French midfielder saying he had not done enough during that time to earn a longer deal. (Various)

Celtic are poised to send out-of-favour midfielder Marc Crosas out of the club on loan. (Daily Record)

Morten Rasmussen, the Celtic striker who has been on loan to German club Mainz, looks set to return to his Danish homeland on loan to Aalborg. (the Times)

Aston Villa are set to test Blackpool's resolve with a third offer from Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam. (Daily Mail)

Kenny Dalglish has been told for the first time by Liverpool's owners that he is strongly in the running to be permanent manager should he prove a success as caretaker. (Daily Mirror)

Steve Kean has officially become Blackburn Rovers' permanent manager after going through his plans with the club's owners in India. (Daily Mirror)

Inverness Caledonian Thistle want to sign Raith Rovers striker Gregory Tade, but the 24-year-old Frenchman is also attracting interest from English clubs. (Daily Express)

Marius Zaliukas and Ismael Bouzid could be the subject of January bids, with Leeds United and Sheffield United among Championship clubs interested in the Hearts defenders. (Daily Express)

St Johnstone have joined Aberdeen and Hibernian in the fight to sign out-of-favour Norwich City midfielder Stephen Hughes on loan. (Daily Express)

Conor Sammon says he could still leave Kilmarnock during January if the right offer came along, the striker having this week rejected a transfer to Championship strugglers Scunthorpe United. (Daily Record)

Former Scotland B international winger Michael McIndoe has been recalled from his loan with MK Dons as Coventry City intend to sell the 31-year-old. (Daily Record)

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has told Scottish midfielder James McCarthy he is not quite ready to return to action against Arsenal after a three-month injury lay-off. (Daily Record)

Scotland youth international defender Fraser Kerr has signed a professional contract with Birmingham City. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotsman Paul di Resta could be confirmed as a Formula 1 driver by Force India at the weekend. (Various)

Colin Montgomerie, who led Europe to victory in October, says he would relish the chance of being one of Joe Maria Olazabal's vice-captains at next year's Ryder Cup. (Various)

Colin Montgomerie has revealed that some members of the European Tour's 15-man tournament committee wanted to impose a longer ban on Elliot Saltman than the three-month sentence he received following allegations of cheating. (the Herald)

Elliot Saltman is considering taking the European Tour to court to clear his name after being banned from golf for three months for alleged cheating. (Various)

Jamie Murray killed a bird with a serve while practising for the Australian Open, with the Scottish tennis player insisting on Twitter that it was an accident. (the Scotsman)



see also
Thursday's gossip column
20 Jan 11 |  Gossip
Wednesday's Scottish gossip
19 Jan 11 |  Scotland


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