Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Dundee United are lining up a loan move for Scotland and Blackburn defender Grant Hanley. (Daily Mail)

Hearts goalkeeper Janos Balogh wants to establish if he has a future at the club as he enters the last six months of his contract. (Daily Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is keen to bring Kyle Bartley back to Ibrox from Arsenal after his impressive performances in his loan spell last season. (Daily Express)

Celtic have 29-year-old Dutch defender Khalid Boulahrouz, currently at Stuttgart, in their sights. (Daily Express)

New Celtic signing Adam Matthews calls team captain Scott Brown "a bit of a psycho on the pitch". (Various)

First Minister Alex Salmond will meet Rangers and Celtic to discuss progress made since the anti-sectarian summit in March. (Various)

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is poised to enter the race to sign Celtic left-back Emilio Izaguirre. (The Sun)

Danny Griffin, ex-captain of Dundee United, has decided to retire at the age of 33. (Daily Record)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon tried to sign St Johnstone defender Michael Duberry in January, according to the English defender's manager at Oxford United, Chris Wilder. (Daily Express)

Former Aberdeen defender Zander Diamond will discover next week if his move to Hearts will go ahead after scans on an old ankle injury placed doubts on his signing. (Daily Record)

Morton manager Allan Moore has signed striker Paul Di Giacomo. (Daily Record)

Dunfermline are set to unveil former Everton left-back Paddy Boyle as their latest signing. (The Sun)

Rangers are offered the chance to sign German midfielder Torsten Frings after his release from Werder Bremen. (The Sun)

Dundee and Hamilton look like they will be competing against one another to sign 26-year-old Gary Irvine. (The Sun)

Scotland's referees will hold their annual meeting at St Andrews this weekend after a turbulent season. (Daily Mail)


Ahead of their French Open semi-final, Andy Murray says that playing Rafa Nadal is "one of the best challenges in tennis". (Daily Express)