Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Craig Whyte's long-running proposed takeover of Rangers is expected to go through today. (Various)

Rangers manager-in-waiting Ally McCoist will be given £10m to spend on players this summer. (The Sun)

Whyte will wipe out Rangers' £18m debt to Lloyds Bank and provide £30m in working capital to the club over five years. (Daily Express)

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies promises Celtic fans that his team will be doing all they can to beat Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday. (Daily Record)

Israeli manager Luis Fernandez describes the loss of Celtic's Beram Kayal, who has broken his wrist, as a "disaster" for the national team - they play Latvia in June. (Daily Record)

Darren Young is one of six players being released by First Division side Morton. (Daily Express)

Rangers first-team coach Kenny McDowall says his players deserve a medal even if they lose the Scottish Premier League title to Celtic. (The Sun)

Queen of the South chairman David Rae reveals contract talks with manager Kenny Brannigan and 10 players have been put on hold until the end of the season. (The Herald)

Dunfermline manager Jim McIntyre is lining up a raid for Raith Rovers pair John Baird and Gregory Tade. (The Sun)

Kilmarnock caretaker manager Kenny Shiels is preparing for a "Celtic backlash" when the teams meet at Rugby Park on Sunday. (The Herald)

Grant Munro, one of the players who helped Inverness Caley Thistle to a win over Celtic in midweek, is a signing target for Falkirk manager Steven Pressley. (The Herald)

OTHER GOSSIP

Glasgow Warriors coach Sean Lineen, whose side have won only six of their 21 Magners League matches this season and who sit second bottom of the table, warns his players that another poor season will not be tolerated. (Daily Mail)