Thursday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed he wants Celtic striker Gary Hooper, with the relegated club already having an offer of £4m plus add-ons rejected by the Scottish champions' board.

Full story: The Sun 

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama was due in London last night to seal a £12.5m transfer to Southampton.

Full story: The Sun 

Former Scotland striker Garry O'Connor has been warned he could be jailed, having missed shifts during his sentence of 200 hours' community service after being caught with a Class A drug two years ago.

Full story: The Sun 

Malcolm Murray, forced out as Rangers chairman on Tuesday, has criticised those who ousted him from the club's board, saying the departure of himself and non-executive director Phil Cartmell will make the club's institutional investors nervous.

Full story: Daily Record 

French-Tunisian central defender Bilel Mohsni last night enhanced his prospects of earning a contract with Rangers following another impressive individual display in a pre-season friendly win over Elgin City.

Full story: The Herald 

Dundee bidder Dark Blue Business Trust, which includes former owner Peter Marr, has urged fans to keep the club in local hands rather than accept a £650,000 investment package from Americans John Nelms and Tim Keyes.

Full story: The Sun 

Glasgow-born Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady, who switched to Spartak Moscow from Celtic in 2010 for £11m, has been put up for sale by the Russian club.

Full story: Daily Express

Bolton Wanderers have signed midfielder Gary Fraser from Hamilton Academical and immediately loaned the 19-year-old to Scottish Premier League newcomers Partick Thistle.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is to appear in the 75th anniversary issue of The Beano comic.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell has written to sponsor Aberdeen Asset Management to apologise for labelling Scottish Open venue Castle Stuart one-dimensional.

Full story: The Sun 

Scottish Open champion Jeev Milkha Singh has missed the premiere of Run Milkha Run, a movie honouring his father, to defend his title at Castle Stuart.

Full story: Daily Record