Saturday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

The three-man Scottish Football Association panel's report into Rangers concluded that former owner Sir David Murray ignored warnings that Craig Whyte had no visible means to buy the club, was aware that the new owner had been banned as a director but was forced by Lloyds bank to sell the club to save his business empire.

Full story: Daily Record 

The three-man Scottish Football Association panel's report into Rangers also claims that the club failed to tell the governing body that new owner Craig Whyte was banned as a director, that he was guilty of "scandalous business activities" while in charge and that only match-fixing would have been a more serious offence that the practices at Ibrox.

Full story: Daily Record 

Former Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston rejects criticism of himself and other Rangers directors over the sale of the club to Craig Whyte, saying the SFA showed no interest in intervening despite the club's board making public its misgivings about the new owner. (Daily Record)

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Charles Green, whose group is in pole position to buy Rangers, has had business dealings with a finance firm connected with disgraced Rangers owner Craig Whyte.

Full story: Daily Record 

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has urged the club's fans not to boycott games involving clubs who might vote to keep Rangers in the Scottish Premier League, saying it would damage his own side.

Full story: Daily Record 

Neil Lennon insists Celtic are willing and able to spend up to £4m on a new star player this summer.

Full story: Daily Express 

Neil Lennon believes goalkeeper Fraser Forster can secure a place in the England squad even if he makes his loan switch from Newcastle United permanent.

Full story: Daily Record 

Neil Lennon says Fraser Forster's agent has been proving elusive as the Celtic manager attempts to get the goalkeeper to accept personal terms for a transfer from Newcastle United.

Full story: The Sun 

Celtic have revived their interest in Dundee United full-back Paul Dixon, who is out of contract this summer and destined to leave Tannadice.

Full story: Daily Record 

Aberdeen midfielder Kari Arnason wants to remain at Pittodrie after reaslising that no club was prepared to meet his increased wage demands.

Full story: Daily Record 

Dundee have revived their interest in Darren Mackie, the striker being released by Aberdeen.

Full story: The Sun

Hearts are weighing up moves for two freed Real Madrid teenagers - goalkeeper David Soria Solis and striker Diego Moreno Minguez.

Full story: The Sun

Defender Ross Tokely, who has spent 17 years at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, says he will only accept the offer of a new contract if he believes he will be in the first team next season.

Full story: The Herald 

Alex McLeish admits he is still hte dark about Aston Villa's summer plans ahead of what could be his final game as manager.

Full story: Mirror 

Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has been ruled out of Scotland's trip to face the United States in Florida later this month after suffering ankle ligament damage.

Full story: Daily Record

Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon's block for Sunderland to deny Bolton Wanderers' Zak Knight two years ago has been voted the best save in Premier League history.

Full story: Daily Record 

Scotland will face a Croatia side under a new manager when they meet in the World Cup qualifiers, with Slaven Bilic set to quit after the Euro 2012 finals.

Full story: The Scotsman 

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors coach Sean Lineen demanded crunch talks last night after discovering that all six officials for today's Pro12 semi-final against Leinster in Dublin are Irish.

Full story: Daily Record 

Former Scotland captain Jason White is disappointed that a return to Glasgow Warriors failed to materialise and does not know where he will play next when his contract ends in the summer with Clermont Auvergne.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Scotland will no longer play New South Wales Waratahs as part of their tour to Australasia as the Super Rugby side feel unable to fulfill the fixture because of international commitments and injuries.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Former world champion Scott Harrison will have his first fight action for more than six years tonight when he boxes an exhibition bout at Gorbals Leisure Centre in Glasgow, with former British champion Paul Appleby understood to have agreed to take part.

Full story: Daily Express

Scotland will face Bangaldesh on home tur in at least one ODI during the summer after new funding was found for their European tour.

Full story: The Herald