Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

The prospect of Joe Jordan becoming the new Scotland manager look set to diminish today, when he is expected to sign a contract to become first-team coach at Queens Park Rangers and renew his partnership with manager Harry Redknapp.

Full story: The Scotsman

Scotland will today table two bids to host Euro 2020 - one as co-hosts with Ireland and Wales and the other as part of Uefa president Michel Platini's vision to involve 13 different European cities.

Full story: The Sun

Scottish Football Association performance director Mark Wotte, who is visiting England's new £105m St George's Park facility, says the lack of a national football centre has left Scotland trailing 30 years behind his native Netherlands.

Full story: Daily Record

London-based liquidator BDO has officially launched a full-scale probe into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of Rangers and it could lead to criminal prosecutions and legal cases worth tens of millions of pounds.

Full story: Daily Record

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is understood to be in negotiations with Scottish Third Division club Rangers for naming rights to Ibrox Stadium. The ground will be renamed the Sports Direct Arena if the deal goes through.

Full story: Daily Mail

Romania international Dorin Goian could be forced back to Rangers in January as Italian Serie B club Spezia are considering cutting short the defender's season-long loan after he picked up a four-game suspension for pushing a referee.

Full story: Daily Record

Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady is ready to quit crisis-hit Spartak Moscow when the transfer window opens, with Fulham leading the chase for the £6m-rated Glasgow-born Republic of Ireland international.

Full story: The Sun

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has been nominated for the African Young Player of the Year prize.

Full story: The Sun

Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United are poised to battle it out with Rangers, whose signing ban ends in September, to sign Motherwell forward Jamie Murphy when his contract ends in the summer.

Full story: The Sun

Goalkeeper Mark Brown has agreed a contract extension with Ross County until the end of the season after impressing during a short-term deal.

Full story: Daily Express

Kilmarnock are tracking the progress of 17-year-old Queen's Park midfielder Lawrence Shankland.

Full story: Daily Express

OTHER GOSSIP

United States-based Martin Laird says he will have to cut some length off his putter after golf's rule makers banned the anchoring of clubs to a player's body.

Full story: The Scotsman

Former Durham leg-spin bowler Moneeb Iqbal is a strong contender to be one of three players added to Cricket Scotland's professional ranks next week after impressing in last year's World T20 qualifiers and the recent tour to South Africa.

Full story: The Herald

Furious London-based middle-distance runner Steph Twell has warned UK Athletics bosses she will not be forced to move her training base to the new national hub at Loughborough.

Full story: Daily Record