Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aberdeen's Chris Maguire has slammed referee Willie Collum for being conned by Celtic's Gary Hooper into awarding a penalty and sending off Andrew Considine in their Scottish Cup semi-final. (The Star)

Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley could miss out on next week's crucial encounter with Rangers after suffering a hamstring injury in the semi-final with Aberdeen at Hampden. (The Star)

Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra has been offered a £35,000 per week, tax-free deal to play for Qatari club Lekhwiya. (The Herald)

Celtic will run the rule over Italian trialist Gianvito Plasmati as they begin planning for next season. (The Herald)

Scottish Football Association president George Peat has pledged to support Celtic manager Neil Lennon over the death threats and bullets the manager has received in the post. (The Star)

Peat also revealed he has been involved in peace talks with Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell following the Glasgow club's long-running dispute with the governing body. (The Express)

St Mirren skipper John Potter reckons referee Euan Norris made two major blunders in the lead-up to the penalty award that kept Rangers in the title hunt at Ibrox on Saturday. (The Express)

An HMRC tax investigation into Rangers which will scrutinise the Murray Group's employment benefit trust resumes today in Edinburgh. (The Mail)

Australian A-League side Perth glory are in negotiations to play Celtic in July after the Newcastle Jets pulled out of discussions with the Glasgow giants. (The Sun)

Rangers frontman David Healy is so determined to earn a deal at Rangers that he's prepared to quit Nothern Ireland to prolong his club career. (The Record)

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has slammed Strathclyde Police chief Les Gray for saying Old Firm matches should be played behind closed doors. (The Record)