Friday's Scottish Gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic intend to speak to licensing chiefs in a bid to bring alcohol back to Scottish football. The sale of alcohol inside grounds has been prohibited since a ban imposed following the 1980 Scottish Cup final riots. (Various)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will boycott the PFA Scotland awards dinner after his players failed to make the four-man shortlist. (Sun)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels insists Celtic make "a song and dance" about everything and should be re-named Paranoid FC. (Various)

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas has urged chairman Steve Brown and Ross County chief Roy MacGregor to resolve the protracted Richard Brittain contract dispute. (Various)

Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey, who is out of contract in the summer, is attracting interest from English Championship outfit Leeds. (Record)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has revealed he is searching for "craft and guile" as he looks to strengthen his squad at Pittodrie for next season. (Various)

Hibs boss Pat Fenlon empathises with Celtic counterpart Neil Lennon over the PFA Scotland award fall-out. (Various)

Celtic target and Bulgarian winger Alexsandar Tonev insists he has yet to decide his next move from Polish outfit Lech Poznan. (Various)

USA boss Jurgen Klinsmann has warned Carlos Bocanegra - on loan at Racing Santander until the summer - that returning to Rangers could harm his international career. (Record)

Rangers are investigating fresh claims against Charles Green ally Imran Ahmad. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scottish Rugby has opened talks with Celtic and Rangers over the staging of a potential RaboDirect PRO12 final at their respective grounds. (Scotsman)