Friday's Scottish Gossip

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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are in talks to sign 24-year-old Israeli striker Omer Damari from Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Full story: The Sun 

Senior Celtic sources have denied a report in Israeli newspaper Yedloth Ahronot that Celtic had entered talks to sign Hapoel Tel Aviv striker Omer Damari.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

Peterborough United have opened the door for Celtic to make another move for want-away striker Lee Tomlin, but the Scottish champions would want the English club to reduce their £3m asking price.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Celtic face a tough fight to sign Rhys Williams, with West Ham United preparing a bid for the Middlesbrough defender after Swansea City stalled in their pursuit of the 25-year-old.

Full story: The Sun 

Israel striker Omer Damari

Celtic have denied reports they are in talks about signing Damari

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett admits that Leigh Griffiths has expressed his strong interest in joining Celtic after the pair held talks about the Scotland striker's future at Molineux.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Celtic have made a further enquiry over the availability of Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Charlton Athletic manager Chris Powell fears losing French forward Yann Kermorgant and defender Michael Morrison to Celtic after the Scottish champions' manager, Neil Lennon, watched the pair who are out of contract in the summer star against Oxford United.

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Celtic's Champions League exploits have placed the club in the top 40 richest clubs in the world, but financial expert Deloitte has warned that the Scottish Professional Football League's meagre TV deal is hampering their ability to move into the top 20.

Full story: Daily Record 

Hibernian manager Terry Butcher insists that potential signings from England remain excited about the prospect of joining Hibernian and playing in the Scottish top flight, despite the Edinburgh club enduring a frustrating January transfer window so far.

Full story: The Herald 

Rangers captain Lee McCulloch claims there is little difference in standard between the Scottish Premiership and League One, which the Ibrox side lead by 20 points.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Former Rangers director Dave King believes a new share issue by the Ibrox club is inevitable as they prepare to implement a savage programme of cuts to stop haemorrhaging money.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Former Falkirk and Rangers midfielder Russell Latapy will finally put pen to paper today on a contract to become John Hughes' assistant manager at Inverness Caledonian Thistle after a delay caused by weeks of wrangling over the terms of the former Trinidad and Tobago coach's departure from Portuguese club Boavista.

Full story: The Scotsman 

Livingston midfielder Stefan Scougall

Livingston midfielder Scougall has been the subject of interest from Sheffield United

Falkirk are weighing up a move for Rwanda striker Jessy Reindorf, who was freed by English League Two club Bury this month, after the 22-year-old's trial period with the Scottish Championship club.

Full story: The Herald 

Livingston midfielder Stefan Scougall is on the verge of joining Sheffield United in a move that could net the Scottish Championship club £400,000, while team-mate Coll Donaldson is also poised to leave, with the defender heading for QPR.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

Dundee United teenagers Ryan Gauld and John Souttar are the subject of interest from Roma, according to Italian media reports.

Full story: The Herald (print edition)

St Mirren midfielder Paul McGowan, sentenced to 130 hours of community service, admits he feared he was going to jail for six months after pleading guilty to assaulting two police officers in a drunken rage.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Former Motherwell defender Tom Hateley turned down an approach from Partick Thistle before signing a contract with Polish club Slask Wroclaw.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Dunfermline Athletic are close to completing a deal to sign former Motherwell defender Jonathan Page, who has been released by Morton.

Full story: The Herald (print edition)

Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher admits the thrill of captaining Manchester United on Wednesday was tempered by their painful Capital One Cup semi-final defeat by Sunderland.

Full story: The Herald 

Scottish champions Glasgow City jet out to Germany to begin preparations for the new season having lost seven players from their title-winning squad, with midfielder Christie Murray believed to be in talks with Arsenal and defender Eilish McSorley also understood to be looking for a new club.

Full story: The Herald 

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray will fly to San Diego on Sunday to play for Great Britain against the United States in the Davis Cup after declaring himself fit and ready following his Australian Open campaign.

Full story: The Herald 

Alex Marshall's victory over Gary R Smith ensured that five Scots feature in the quarter-finals of the World Indoor Bowls Championships.

Full story: The Herald 

Italy coach Jacques Brunel says that 20-year-old Tommaso Allan, who has decided to play for Italy, always intended to represent the land of his birth despite having played for Scotland's under-17, under-18 and under-20 teams and having an uncle who had full international rugby caps.

Full story: The Scotsman