Friday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Manchester United are stepping up their interest in 21-year-old Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, who scored against Barcelona on Wednesday.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Celtic plan to reward teenage striker Tony Watt, who scored the second goal in Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League win over Barcelona, with a new long-term contract.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Joe Ledley is ready to sign a contract extension with Celtic, with the Wales midfielder's current deal poised to end in 18 months.

Full story: Daily Record 

Aberdeen vice-chairman George Yule believes his side can prevent Celtic qualifying for the Champions League next season by winning the Scottish Premier League title.

Full story: Aberdeen Evening Express 

Hearts are banking on three sell-out attendances in the hope of preventing the club going into liquidation.

Full story: Daily Record 

Neil Patey, of financial experts Ernst and Young, says Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov can prevent Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs putting the club into liquidation for an unpaid tax bill by putting the club into voluntary administration.

Full story: Daily Record 

Bottom side Dundee could benefit should Hearts be forced into liquidation as a new Scottish Premier League rule means that there would be no relegation in such a scenario.

Full story: Daily Record 

Inverness Caledonian Thistle would be given a bye into the Scottish Communities League Cup final should semi-final opponents Hearts go out of business.

Full story: The Sun 

Rangers manager Ally McCoist wants international defenders Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian, who were both sent out on loan this season after financial problems led to the club playing in Division Three, back at Ibrox next season.

Full story: The Sun 

The independent commission set up by the Scottish Premier League to investigate Rangers' use of Employee Benefit Trusts is likely to have to defer its hearing, which was due to begin next week, as Rod McKenzie, the Harper McLeod lawyer who had gathered evidence against the Ibrox club, was involved in a car crash last week and is still recovering from his injuries.

Full story: The Herald 

OTHER GOSSIP

Braehead Clan have signed Canadian/Italian Davide Nicoletti as the top-flight ice hockey side bid to halt a four-game losing streak.

Full story: The Sun 

Glasgow Rocks have finally gained a work permit for American signing Mike Ringgold and the centre will make his debut for the basketball side against London Lions on Sunday.

Full story: Daily Express