Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has warned that qualification for the group stages of the Champions League will not automatically trigger marquee signings. (The Scotsman)

Meanwhile, Lennon insists he'll still be able to spend on players irrespective of the outcome of Wednesday night's match against Helsingborg. (The Daily Mail)

Lennon has also told circling predators that he won't be selling any more of his top Champions League stars because he wants to add to his squad, not weaken it. (The Express)

Helsingborg manager Age Hareide has vowed to knock "sloppy" Celtic out of the Champions League, but insists the Glasgow club's fans are among the best in the world. (The Sun)

Celtic are considering a surprise move for Motherwell ace Chris Humphrey. (The Daily Record)

Rangers will have to await the outcome of Celtic's Champions League qualifier with Helsingborg before discovering the date of their Ramsden's Cup quarter-final with Raith Rovers. (The Daily Record)

Cillian Sheridan has terminated his contract with CSKA Sofia, triggering interest from several Scottish club. (The Star)

Argentinian defender Franco Miranda looks set to return to St Mirren for a second spell, with a deal expected to be concluded on Thursday. (The Star)

Dundee United goalkeeping legend Hamish McAlpine is recovering following a heart attack at the weekend. (The Scotsman)

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall faces an anxious wait to discover if he can take Omar Daley to Spain to face Levante on Thursday as the player has a problem with his passport. (The Herald)

Former Rangers defender Sasa Papac has accounced his retirement from football at the age of 32 due to health reasons. (The Daily Mail)

Celtic striker Darryl Murphy could be set for a loan move to Ipswich Town where he spent time last season. (The Express)