Thursday's Scottish gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers could land Valladolid striker Javi Guerra for £2.5m - half of his buy-out price at his current club. (Daily Record)

Wolves striker Steven Fletcher has been urged by his manager Mick McCarthy to seize the opportunity to play for a Team GB at the London Olympics. (Express)

Fleetwood boss Micky Mellon has told the Old Firm they have no chance of signing striker Jamie Vardy in the January transfer window. (Sun)

Cardiff City intend to capitalise on Hearts' financial problems by making a move for winger David Templeton. (Sun)

Former Hibs and Celtic forward Derek Riordan will hold talks with Kilmarnock with a view to signing a deal with the SPL club until the end of the season. (Express)

French outfit Sochaux insist they are close to signing Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu despite failing with a second bid for the US international. (Various)

Aberdeen boss Craig Brown insists Dons striker Scott Vernon is as good as Rangers' predatory hitman Nikica Jelavic. (Various)

St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas has lined up Jack Compton and Alan Gow as potential replacements for Francisco Sandaza, should the striker leave McDiarmid Park. (Daily Mail)