Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers face more financial turmoil as criminal investigations have been launched into tax schemes sold by key shareholders Zeus Capital. (The Times)

The Scottish Football Association is at war over the future of manager Craig Levein after a meeting to back or sack him ended in farce. (The Daily Record)

Rangers will be docked £31,000 from this season's Scottish Cup income to pay off debts owed to Dundee United. (The Scottish Sun)

Meanwhile, Rangers owner Charles Green has offered former manager Walter Smith a seat on the board of the Ibrox newco. (The Daily Record)

Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston insists the club's future is secure despite being unable to pay October's salaries in full. (The Daily Record)

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is plotting a £17m move for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama. (The Scottish Sun)

All 30 clubs in the Scottish Football League - including Rangers - will meet in two weeks' time to discuss league reconstruction. (The Herald)

Meanwhile, the SFL has confirmed that at least one semi-final in this year's Scottish Communities League Cup may not be played at Hampden, with only the tie involving Celtic guaranteed to be played at the national stadium. (The Scotsman)

Former Hibernian captain Ian Murray has joined Scott Severin and three other candidates for the vacant manager's job at Dumbarton. (The Herald)

Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov has issued another tirade at Scottish football, accusing Scottish referees of benefiting financially from the Old Firm. (The Scotsman)