Wednesday's Scottish Gossip

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are ready to rival Swansea in the race to sign £1.5m-rated Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams. (Various)

The Scottish champions are also on the trail of Benfica midfielder Filip Djuricic, with the Serbian having struggled to settle in Portugal after a move from Dutch club Heerenveen. (Daily Express)

Adam Rooney will have a medical at Aberdeen today as the Dons see off competition from several Premiership rivals for the Oldham striker. (Sun)

Hearts' administrators hope to reach an agreement this week with their counterparts in Lithuania over the transfer of shares to supporters' group Foundation of Hearts. (Herald)

However, negotiations between the parties remains delicate and administrators BDO fear talks could continue for at least another month. (Daily Record / Scotsman)

Celtic believe Georgios Samaras will play out the rest of the season in Scotland before his contact expires in the summer. (Herald)

Manager Tommy Wright says St Johnstone have been priced out of a loan move for Blackburn striker David Goodwillie. (Sun)

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara challenges former defender Garry Kenneth to improve his fitness and seize the chance of winning a return to Tanandice while training with the club. (Various)

Hungarian teenager Mark Murai is coming to Celtic for a week-long trial. (Daily Mail)

Ex-Rangers boss Dick Advocaat insists Barry Ferguson has the credentials to becomea top class coach as the former Ibrox captain takes temporary charge of Blackpool. (Daily Mail)

Former Motherwell defender Tom Hateley is to finalise a move to Polish club Slask Wroclaw this week. (Daily Mail)

Former Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram has taken up a coaching role at Ayr United. (Daily Mail)