Saturday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Tottenham have edged ahead of Norwich in the race to sign Celtic striker Gary Hooper.

Full story: talkSPORT

West Ham have launched a late bid to capture Celtic left-back Emilio Izaguirre before the end of the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Express

Meanwhile, Celtic's upcoming Champions League opponents Juventus are close to adding Shanghai Shenhua and former Chelsea forward Nicolas Anelka to their squad.

Full story: Goal.com

Talks over finding a new sponsor for the Scottish Premier League have stalled, according to chief executive Neil Doncaster.

Full story: Daily Record

Jackie McNamara and Steven Pressley
Dundee United are keen on McNamara and Pressley

Dundee United have made approaches for Falkirk manager Steven Pressley and Partick Thistle counterpart Jackie McNamara as they seek to replace boss Peter Houston, who is leaving Tannadice at the end of the season.

Full story: The Sun

And 39-year-old Pressley is poised to get the job at United, whom he played for in the 1990s.

Full story: Daily Express

The Scottish Football Association is stepping up its bid to be part of Euro 2020, which will be staged across 13 different countries.

Full story: Daily Record

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels has accused the SFA of a witch hunt against him and claims he could be forced out of the game in Scotland. (Daily Mail).

Meanwhile, Killie midfielder Danny Racchi has revealed how he kept a recent illness scare to himself. Racchi was given the all-clear after initial fears he may have cancer but did not tell his manager or team-mates. (Various)

Hearts have pleaded with supporters not to vandalise Edinburgh rivals Hibernian's Easter Road ground during Sunday's Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final against Inverness.

Full story: Daily Record

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray is "ready for the pain" as he seeks to beat Novak Djokovic in Sunday's Australian Open final.

Full story: Daily Mail

And tennis great Boris Becker has tipped Murray to overcome Djokovic in Melbourne and claim a second successive Grand Slam title.

Full story: Daily Telegraph