Wednesday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Everton, Tottenham and Stoke are keeping track on St Mirren midfielder Kenny McLean, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Sun)

The SPFL are ready to give Hearts their end of season prize money if they guarantee to fulfil their remaining fixtures. (Daily Express)

However, Hearts can only receive £100,000 from the governing body, having already been advanced £690,000. (Daily Mail)

Former Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov is at the centre of a battle between Lithuania and Russia after he was arrested on embezzlement charges - then apparently freed - in Moscow. (Daily Record)

Defender Gavin Gunning expects Dundee United to add to Rangers' woes by knocking them out of the Scottish Cup. (Various)

Skipper Dave MacKay has played in five semi-final losses for St Johnstone and is determined to end that run against Aberdeen at the weekend and book a place in the Scottish Cup final. (Various)

Striker James Collins is sure he can shoot struggling Hibs to Premiership safety by adding to his six league goals in the bottom-six fixtures. (Various)

Former Hibs captain Jackie McNamara says the blame for the current malaise at Easter Road lies with a "lack of ambition" from the club's board. (Herald)

Celtic midfieler Stefan Johansen reckons 17-year-old team-mate Liam Henderson has what it takes to be a major player for the Scottish champions. (Various)

Scotland and Derby midfielder Craig Bryson is wanted by Premier League-bound Leicester. (Daily Express)

Dylan McGeouch, 21, faces talks over his Celtic future after making just six appearances as a substitute while on loan at Coventry. (Various)

Donald Findlay, chairman of Cowdenbeath and former Ibrox vice chairman, insists there is no way the present Rangers team are capable of winning the Championship next season. (Herald)

Albion Rovers are introducing a "pay what you can" season ticket for next season. (Various)

Former St Johnstone player Gordon Smith has died at the age of 59 after illness. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Paul Lawrie's fading hopes of automatic Ryder Cup selection have been hit further by a neck injury. (Daily Express)

Former Scotland prop Peter Wright will coach Selkirk next season. (Scotsman)