Thursday's Scottish Gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Austria captain Marc Janko, who said in January that he would "walk to Glasgow" to secure a move to Celtic is being released by Turkish club Trabzonspor. (Daily Express)

Celtic forward Georgios Samaras is being offered the chance to return to his homeland by Greek champions Olympiakos. (Various)

Former Scotland captain Gary McAllister says Motherwell manager Stuart McCall will be attracting interest for his consistently good work and is "well-regarded" by clubs in England. (Various)

Full-back Andrew Robertson thinks Dundee United can "really push up the league" next season if they retain their crop of young stars. (Various)

Jamie MacDonald is out of contract in the summer but the goalkeeper says he is desperate to stay on at Hearts who will be in the Championship next season. (Sun)

Celtic defender Adam Matthews, who has two years to run on his contract, has no plans to follow fellow Wales international Joe Ledley to the English top flight. (Various)

Ross County will again foot the bill for supporters' buses for Saturday's trip to St Mirren. (Various)

With Jordon Forster suspended for the weekend game against Partick Thistle, Hibs defender James McPake could make his first start since October after coming through his second 90 minutes for the Under-20s. (Various)

Sheffield United are keen on Livingston striker Marc McNulty, who has attracted interest from Aberdeen, Dundee United and Rangers. (Daily Record)

Dundee's title-showdown with Dumbarton on Saturday is a 10,000 sell-out. (Various)

And the Championship trophy will be delivered by a helicopter standing by in Cumbernauld, with Hamilton and Falkirk in with a chance of glory if Dundee slip up. (Various)

Striker Rowan Vine reckons he has shown enough in three months at Morton to suggest he should have been given more of a chance at struggling Hibs, who released the 31-year-old in January. (Scotsman)

Rangers boss Ally McCoist has been told his budget will not be cut despite the Ibrox club's heavy financial losses. (Sun)

Next season's Glasgow Cup final is set to be played behind closed doors after organisers had to pick up the £100,000 bill for stadium damage at Celtic Park, following Monday's meeting between the Under-17 sides of Celtic and Rangers. (Daily Record)