Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has rejected the offer of a contract extension and that will encourage the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United to step in with a January offer for the Kenya international for whom £8m summer bid from QPR was rejected.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Liverpool sent scouts to watch Celtic striker Gary Hooper play against Barcelona on Tuesday night as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to bolster his strike force in January.

Full story: Daily Mail

Rangers chief executive Charles Green has ditched plans to make a quick exit from Ibrox and vowed to stay at the Glasgow club until they have risen from Division Three to the Champions League.

Full story: Daily Record

Rangers are angry that the Scottish Football Association sent a £200,000 sell-on fee, for former Ibrox midfielder Charlie Adam's move from Liverpool to Stoke City, to the administrators of the old club instead of the new one.

Full story: Daily Record

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson says Rangers will almost certainly not be fast-tracked into the Scottish Premier League because there is no way 11 out of the 12 clubs will agree on a form of league reconstruction.

Full story: Daily Record

Gregory Vignal's hopes of a long-term contract with Dundee United suffered a blow when the 31-year-old defender, who has yet to make his first-team debut, limped off with a hamstring injury during Wednesday's Under-20s defeat by Hamilton Accies.

Full story: Daily Record

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Terry Butcher is keen to agree two-year contract extensions for striker Andrew Shinnie and defender Josh Meekings and could hand new deals to other players to prevent a summer exodus similar to this close season.

Full story: Daily Record

Former Scotland and Hearts manager George Burley is hoping for a return to former club Ipswich Town after the Championship strugglers sacked Paul Jewell.

Full story: Daily Record

Fulham manager Martin Jol, who refused Blackburn Rovers permission to talk to coach Billy McKinlay about their managerial vacancy, says he might have given the go-ahead had the Championship club made it clear that the Scot was their number one choice.

Full story: The Independent

Scotland forward James McFadden has signed a three-month contract with Sunderland after a trial with Martin O'Neill's club.

Full story: The Sun

Dunfermline Athletic are facing turmoil after the resignation of seven directors, including club legend Jim Leishman, over attempts to buy the club from major shareholder Gavin Masterton, sparking fears among fans over the future of the club.

Full story: The Herald

Dunfermline Athletic chairman John Yorkston has rejected rumours, following a boardroom reshuffle that led to four directors stepping down, that the First Division club are on the verge of administration.

Full story: Daily Record

Dumbarton have been inundated with applications for their managerial vacancy, but chief executive Gilbert Lawrie says 75% of them come from computer football management game geeks.

Full story: Daily Record

Scotland captain Gemma Fay, whose side missed out on the Euro 2013 finals after a last-minute play-off defeat by Spain, says the Scottish Football Association needs to offer professional contracts if it wants their near all-amateur side to continue to outperform professional squads at international level.

Full story: The Herald

OTHER GOSSIP

The future of the Edinburgh Monarchs speedway club has been thrown into doubt as directors attempt to plug a gap in funding at Armadale.

Full story: Daily Record

Paul Di Resta believes Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya's financial problems will not affect the Scot's driving future at the team as the Formula One business is separate from the Indian's other businesses.

Full story: Daily Record

Edinburgh have played down fears that fly-half Greig Laidlaw is struggling to be fit for Scotland's autumn Test against New Zealand with neck and shoulder damage suffered against Saracens two weeks ago.

Full story: Daily Record