Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

The Scottish Football Association has written to Rangers chief executive asking him to explain his comments about bigotry being behind the decision to vote the new club into the Third Division. (Various)

The Scottish Premier League is on the brink of clinching a new £13m-a-season broadcasting deal. (Sun)

Defender Dorin Goian insists he is staying with Rangers - just days after looking certain to move on. (Sun)

Rangers have offered a contract to Craig Beattie but the former Celtic striker is weighing up a more lucrative offer from Notts County. (Daily Express)

Dundee manager Barry Smith will be on the bench for tonight's League Cup tie at Peterhead due to an injury crisis at Dens Park. (Various)

St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas hopes to sign former QPR striker Rowan Vine and Jamaica winger Keamaar Daley after the duo impressed as trialists at the weekend. (Various)

Celtic's Champions League opponents HJK Helsinki are travelling to Glasgow in two groups because chartering a plane from Finland was too expensive. (Various)

Kris Commons is on course to declare himself fit for Wednesday first leg against HJK but Anthony Stokes remains a doubt with an ankle injury. (Evening Times)

Dunfermline have signed Slovak goalkeeper Michal Hrivnak on a one-year deal. (Daily Express)