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FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Everton are poised to make a January move for Spartak Moscow's Scottish-born Republic of Ireland winger, Aiden McGeady.

Full story: Daily Mirror

St Johnstone have rejected an enquiry from Rotherham United for Scotland Under-21 striker Stevie May, despite the English League One outfit being willing to pay a club record fee.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright wants David Robertson, who has not played for the first team since breaking a leg a year ago, to prove his fitness on loan with a Championship club if the midfielder wants to win a new contract in the summer.

Full story: Daily Express (print edition)

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara hopes to secure Nadir Ciftci on an extended contract beyond the two-year deal the striker signed in the summer.

David Forde in Republic of Ireland colours
Celtic could reportedly target Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Forde should Fraser Forster be sold

Full story: Daily Record (print edition)

Ryan Gauld is flattered to be linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United, but the 17-year-old midfielder says he signed an extended contract with Dundee United to ensure first-team football and senior Scotland caps.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Graham Arnold, head coach at Japanese club Vegalta Sendal, says he has spoken to Tom Rogic about taking the Celtic midfielder on loan, the pair having worked together previously at Central Coast Mariners.

Full story: The Guardian

Millwall chairman John Berylson thinks his club would be unable to hold on to David Forde should Celtic follow through on their interest as the goalkeeper is out of contract next summer and could sign a pre-contract agreement with the Scottish champions.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Kenny Miller, the 33-year-old former Scotland striker contracted to Vancouver Whitecaps until June 2014, has refused to rule out joining Rangers for the third time in his career.

Full story: Daily Record

Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller, presently with Vancouver Whitecaps, says his dream job is to manage the Ibrox club.

Full story: Daily Express

Former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels tops a shortlist drawn up by Inverness Caledonian Thistle last night as they search for a new manager after Terry Butcher's switch to Hibernian.

Full story: Daily Record

Hibernian were on Thursday night mulling over a possible appeal against the Scottish FA suspension that will deny Terry Butcher his place in the dugout for his first match in charge of the team against St Mirren on Saturday.

Full story: The Scotsman

Ross County manager Derek Adams says there are no guarantees he will spend the extra money promised by chairman Roy MacGregor should he wish to strengthen his squad in January.

Full story: The Sun (print edition)

Livingston were last night due to hold crisis talks with supporters after it emerged that former chief executive Ged Nixon's £300,000 could plunge the Championship club into administration for a third time.

Full story: Daily Mail (print edition)

OTHER GOSSIP

The future of European club rugby looked a little more secure last night after a meeting in Dublin of the Celtic, French and Italian governing bodies ended with a joint communiqué that pledged continued support for the Heineken Cup, a united front that could leave English rebels isolated as they plan a breakaway competition.

Full story: The Herald

Judy Murray, the mother of Wimbledon champion Andy, will today receive the award of Doctor of the University from the University of Stirling in recognition of her outstanding contribution to tennis, to sport and to charitable causes.

Full story: The Scotsman

Kim Collins, the 2003 world 100 metres champion, will make Glasgow's Emirates Arena his maiden destination for next year for the annual Indoor International on 25 January.

Full story: The Scotsman