Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers manager Walter Smith says he would have quit the Ibrox club immediately if he had received the kind of death threats sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon. (Various)

Motherwell chairman John Boyle claims his passion for the Lanarkshire club cost him £10m. (The Sun)

The Scottish businessman will also appeal his SFA fine of £2500 for a post-match fracas with Aberdeen manager Craig Brown. (The Herald)

Rangers are leading the chase to snap up Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey. (The Sun)

Hearts will complete the signing of Kilmarnock's Jamie Hamill on a three-year deal on Friday. (The Sun)

Derby County are ready to move for out-of-contract Aberdeen striker Chris Maguire. (The Sun)

St Mirren are leading the chase for former Scotland striker Steven Thompson who has left Burnley. (The Record)

Queen of the South have released skipper David Lilley along with Derek Holmes and Willie McLaren. (The Record)

Celtic are in talks to sign Emilio Izaguirre's Honduras international team-mate Jorge Claros. (The Mail)

Former Scotland and Burnley striker Steven Thompson is set to join St Mirren. (The Mail)

St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes has launched another raid on Dundee, this time targeting striker Sean Higgins. (The Mail)

Motherwell will play in europe next season if they win the Scottish Cup , but Dundee United and Hearts will both benefit from continental competition if Celtic win it. (The Herald)