Friday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Victor Wanyama has arrived in Glasgow to secure a £900,000 switch to Celtic from Germinal Beerschot hoping that he will not be denied a work permit, as happened with his brother, McDonald Mariga, when he was on the brink of a move to Manchester City. (Daily Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will make a plea via telephone from Australia to a Scottish Football Association appeal board as he attempts to win a work permit required for the transfer of Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama from Germinal Beerschot. (the Sun)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist hopes to make two new signings over the weekend. (Daily Express)

Rangers coach Ian Durrant is hopeful that the £850,000 the club will receive from former Ibrox midfielder Charlie Adam's transfer from Blackpool to Liverpool will boost manager Ally McCoist's transfer budget. (Various)

Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu has struck up a romance with Playboy bunny Kayla Collins. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has warned fans who berated new captain Ricky Foster for playing on loan with Rangers last season that they could face court action. (Various)

New Aberdeen goalkeeper David Gonzales has revealed he paid £315,000 of his own money to buy out his contract with Atletico Huracan to join Manchester City 18 months ago. (Various)

Middlesbrough striker Kris Boyd arrived for signing talks with Eskisehirspor just as the Turkish club's head coach, Bulent Uygen, was arrested on match-fixing charges. (Daily Record)

Hibernian are eyeing a move for former Celtic striker Cillian Sheridan, who is keen to return to Scotland after failing to settle in Bulgaria with CSKA Sofia. (Daily Record)

Former Ajax full-back Mitchell Pique moved a step closer to winning a contract with Kilmarnock after playing in a 0-0 draw with Ballymena. (Various)

St Mirren have handed a trial to striker Craig Sutherland, who has spent four years on a football scholarship in the United States. (Various)

Irish defender Alan Maybury has clinched another 12-month contract with St Johnstone. (Various)

The Scottish Football Association has asked for double their ticket allocation for the final Euro 2012 qualifier in Spain this October. (Various)

Andis Shala is set to join German second-tier outfit Ingolstadt after the striker quit Dundee United. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Colin Montgomerie did not notice Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson standing beside him watching him play as he was "deep in the zone" during the first round of the Scottish Open golf. (Various)

Susan Partridge has been called into Great Britain's marathon team for next month's world championships in Kenya. (Daily Record)

Scotland's men's hockey team shocked tournament favourites China 2-1 at the Champions Challenge quarter-finals in Lille. (Daily Record)