Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Neil Lennon wants to stay on as Celtic manager but will not demand a long-term contract. (Various)

However, Lennon is looking for far better financial terms than he is currently earning. (Daily Record)

And Celtic assistant Johan Mjallby wants majority shareholder Dermot Desmond to table new offers to the management team within the week. (Daily Express)

Released Middlesbrough midfielder Willo Flood has agreed to join Dundee United for a third time. (Various)

St Mirren are set to agree a permanent deal for on-loan Celtic forward Paul McGowan. (Daily Record/Sun)

But the Buddies are likely to be frustrated in any attempt to sign Graham Carey from Celtic. (Daily Record/Herald)

Kilmarnock have rejected an offer from Derby for skipper Craig Bryson. (Sun)

Turkish side Kayserispor are considering an offer for Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra, who is keen on a summer move to England. (Herald)

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has slammed the standard of the Scottish Premier League, saying he is disappointed at the level goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been playing at while on loan at Celtic. (Daily Record/Daily Mail)

Celtic face competition from Liverpool, Newcastle and Wolves in the race to sign Reading striker Shane Long. (Daily Record)

Celtic captain Scott Brown claims Motherwell manager Stuart McCall had told his players to "go over the ball" in Saturday's Scottish Cup final. (Various)

Rangers are set to be invited to play in a money-spinning summer friendly with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala. (Daily Mail)