Friday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Brian Kennedy and Paul Murray have re-entered the race for control of Rangers as their Blue Knights look to clinch a deal before midday on Friday.

Full story: Daily Record 

Celtic are vying with Aston Villa for the signature of Newcastle's £2m-rated striker Leon Best. (Express)

Former Rangers boss Graeme Souness would only consider returning to Ibrox if Brian Kennedy's Blue Knights secure control of the club.

Full story: Sun 

Pawel Brozek has hit out after leaving Celtic following a frustrating spell at the SPL club since January that nearly cost him a place in Poland's Euro 2012 squad. (Record)

Rangers winger Juanma Ortiz, on loan at Almeria, expects the crisis-hit club to honour the remaining two years of his contract. (Record)

Swansea are lining up a move for Dundee United midfielder Gary Mackay-Steven in the summer. (Sun)

St Mirren aim to sign Newcastle's talented pair Dan Taylor and Patrick Nzuzi. (Record)

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas insists Scotland's top flight needs Rangers. (Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Missing a number of key performers, Scotland are considering scaling back their squad for the summer tour to Australia, Fiji and Samoa. (Scotsman)