Sunday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Southampton are lining up a fresh £7m bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper. (Sun)

Dundee United are eyeing up former Liverpool defender Robbie Threlfall, 23, who left Bradford City in March. (Sun)

Norwich boss Paul Lambert believes a combination of off-field strife and on-field boredom will eventually force former team-mate Neil Lennon to quit Celtic and head south. (Various)

James Forrest is ready to turn down an Olympic invitation in order to be ready for Celtic's Champions League qualifying ties. (Sunday Herald)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist fears the best-case scenario for his side next season could be scrapping it out for a place in the top six. (Scotland on Sunday)

Celtic have the least home-grown squad in Europe with 84% of their players coming from other countries, according to a report by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory. (Various)

Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey says it will be a huge let-down if the club don't hold on to finish third in the SPL. (Various)

Former Hibs and Aberdeen manager Alex Miller has been sacked by Russian side Sibir Novosibirsk. (Sunday Mail)