Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Scottish referee Euan Norris is poised to be demoted from Category 1 to Category 2 in Uefa's list of top officials after he collapsed before a Europa League game, with Bobby Madden heading in the other direction.

Full story: The Sun

Juventus are poised to pay £5m to sign Atalanta defender Federico Peluso to replace the injured Giorgio Chiellini in time to face Celtic in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Full story: Football Italia

Dundee striker John Baird says Scottish FA compliance officer Vincent Lunny should not take action over an elbow used by Celtic's Kelvin Wilson in their match at Dens Park, saying the defender's action had been accidental.

Full story: The Herald

Inverness Caledonian Thistle captain Richie Foran has urged midfielder Andrew Shinnie to end speculation about his future and sign a contract extension beyond the summer.

Full story: Press & Journal

Kilmarnock winger James Dayton has urged fellow midfielder Liam Kelly to resist a January transfer from the Ayrshire club.

Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray says ending his Grand Slam jinx with victory in the US Open has lifted a weight off his shoulders and believes it will help him win more major titles.

Full story: The Scotsman

Edinburgh injury victims Ross Ford and Izak van der Westhuizen are major doubts for Saturday's second leg of the 1872 Cup against Glasgow Warriors.

Full story: The Scotsman