Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Bolton will step up their interest in Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal after being warned their £2m valuation of the player was way off the mark. (Daily Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has made bringing defender Carlos Cuellar back from Aston Villa his top transfer target. (Daily Record)

Celtic are considering an approach for Birmingham's Scotland forward James McFadden. (Sun/Daily Mail)

Morgaro Gomis, out of contract at Dundee United, has rejected an offer from Aberdeen and wants to play in England. (Various)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants more time to assess defender Kyle Bartley, which could scupper Rangers's chances of bringing the 20-year-old back to Ibrox. (Daily Mail)

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell is wanted by Danish club Aalborg. (Sun)

Dunfermline are set to offer former St Mirren captain John Potter an instant return to the SPL. (Daily Express)

Garry O'Connor's agent says a return to Hibernian is unlikely as the out-of-contract striker works on his fitness. (Scotsman)

Watford are lining up a move for Derek Riordan, who is out-of-contract at Hibs. (Sun)

Hibs manager Colin Calderwood is backing winger Danny Galbraith to bounce back strongly from an injury-plagued end to last season. (Daily Express)

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan thinks the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League should merge to govern the nation's leagues. (Various)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell says manager Neil Lennon will be given funds for "two or three" key summer signings. (Daily Record)

St Mirren are set to sign St Johnstone goalkeeper Graeme Smith today. (Sun)

Efrain Juarez's transfer from Celtic to Real Zaragoza is in doubt after the Spaniards aplied to go into administration. (Sun)

Former Celtic star John Hartson believes manager Neil Lennon has done enough to merit an improved contract. (Herald)

Hearts are to loan Dylan McGowan to Gold Coast United in the teenager's native Australia. (Daily Record)

Out-of-contract Airdrie United winger Gary Mackay-Steven hopes to join Dundee United after a trial period at Tannadice. (Daily Express)

Manager Steven Pressley insists out-of-contract forward Mark Stewart will return for pre-season training unless a club meets their compensation demands. (Various)