Saturday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists the Old Firm derby will never be as competitive as it once was because of Rangers' off-field financial problems.

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Former Bolton and St Johnstone boss Owen Coyle believes the inspirational atmosphere at Celtic Park can spur Celtic onto victory against Juventus and a place in the quarter finals of the Champions League. (Various)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist aims to take the club back to the top flight as quickly as possible following a turbulent 12 months at Ibrox. (Various)

Kilmarnock keeper Cammy Bell

Kilmarnock want Cammy Bell to sign a new deal at Rugby Park

Kilmarnock have offered goalkeeper Cammy Bell a new five-year deal with the 26-year-old out of contract in the summer. (Sun)

Hearts skipper Marius Zaliukas has offered to meet SPL officials to put forward the Tynecastle players' case as the transfer ban dispute intensifies. (Record)

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton insists the club have a great chance of beating Juventus because Neil Lennon has made the Glasgow club a match for any side. (Various)

Kenny Shiels is planning a post-Christmas clear-out at Kilmarnock to give more up and coming youngsters the chance to shine at Rugby Park. (Various)

Dundee United and Rangers have made their peace over how proceeds will be split for their Scottish Cup clash at Tannadice in February. (Scotsman)

OTHER GOSSIP

Darren Clarke has opened the door for Colin Montgomerie to become Ryder Cup captain for a second time and go head-to-head with Tom Watson. (Express)