Thursday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Dundee United face a cash crisis after being told by a Fifa tribunal that they will have to pay £200,000 to Platense for signing Damian Casalinuovo in 2009. (Daily Record, Daily Express)

Rangers chief executive Charles Green could block the return of striker Kenny Miller to Ibrox because he wants Ally McCoist to sign players with a re-sale value. (Daily Express)

Ross County captain Richard Brittain's pre-contract with St Johnstone could go to court if the clubs cannot agree that the deal should be ripped up, as requested by the player for personal reasons. (Daily Record)

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan says his organisation will sort out the impasse hindering league restructuring, but only if the clubs ask him to help. (Various)

Scottish Football League clubs could ask the Scottish Premier League to agree to play-offs next season as a compromise over the failed deal, with the chance of increased revenue late in the season being the carrot for the top-tier clubs. (The Sun)

St Mirren chairman Stewart Gilmour asks why anyone would want to do Neil Doncaster's job as chief executive of the Scottish Premier League, because he has no "real power". (Various)

And the Buddies' 34-year-old winger Gary Teale, who has signed a new one-year deal with the Paisley club, says he was inspired to continue playing well into his 30s by Scots David Weir and Graham Alexander. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen are to close the top tier of the Richard Donald Stand to help improve the atmosphere at Pittodrie. (Various)

Cowdenbeath chairman Donald Findlay, and formerly vice-chairman at Rangers, tells "bleating" SPL chairmen "hell mend you" for kicking Rangers out of the top tier last summer. (Daily Mail)

Morton chairman Douglas Rae warns that if the First Division clubs do not break away to form "SPL2" there is no way he can sustain full-time football at Cappielow. (Daily Express)

Cardiff City keeper David Marshall believes keeping a clean sheet against Charlton to seal a place in the Premier League was more draining than when he kept Barcelona out at the Nou Camp with Celtic in 2004. (The Sun)

Champions League qualifying dates have scuppered the chance of Celtic playing in the new Guinness International Champions Cup in America in the summer. (Daily Mail)

OTHER SPORT

Commonwealth gold medallist Robbie Renwick is determined to take advantage of being able to train in the refurbished Tollcross pool in Glasgow a year ahead of it hosting swimming events at the 2014 Games. (The Herald)