Scottish Gossip: Adrian Mariappa talks to Rangers, St Mirren takeover

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Rangers have targeted defender Adrian Mariappa, 29, who is out of contract after a recent spell at Crystal Palace. (Sun)external-link

The Ibrox club are in talks with Jamaica international Mariappa. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Adrian Mariappa
Mariappa spent three seasons with Palace

Pre-contract signings Matt Crooks and Josh Windass are yet to join Rangers for pre-season training after Accrington Stanley refused the players permission to join their new team-mates until suitable compensation has been paid. (Sunday Herald)external-link

And Windass says Accrington are being petty for refusing him permission to train with Rangers. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Former Celtic manager Ronny Deila has revealed how the pressures of the job in Glasgow left him suffering headaches and breaking out in sweats. (Sun)external-link

Sweden striker John Guidetti, who spent a year on loan at Celtic, admits he would love to return to the club one day. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Defender Mark Connolly is weighing up offers from England following his release from Kilmarnock. (Sunday Herald)external-link

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson will tell goalkeeper Jack Hamilton the number one shirt is his to lose this coming season. (Scotland on Sunday)external-link

A proposed deal to take St Mirren into fan ownership is facing opposition from a Qatar-based consortium, who would use Manchester City as a model for developing the Paisley club. (Sunday Herald)external-link

St Mirren Park
St Mirren could be in the hands of new owners soon

Rugby gossip

Scotland face a front-row injury crisis ahead of next week's second Test in Japan with Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford and WP Nel struggling for fitness. (Mail on Sunday, print edition)

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