Sunday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic manager Neil Lennon looks to be out of the running for Manchester City pair Craig Bellamy and Shay Given after the English club announced it would rather sell the players than send them out on loan. (News of the World)

Birmingham will offer James McFadden a two-year extension deal, killing off the chance of a move to Celtic. (News of the World)

Steven Whittaker's agent tells Rangers they cannot expect to keep the versatile player at the club on the cheap after two bids from Bursaspor were rejected. (Sunday Herald)

Hearts' Ryan Stevenson thanks his former manager at St Johnstone Owen Coyle for advice throughout his career. (Scotland on Sunday)

American-born Jack McBean, 16, could be a future Scotland player - manager Craig Levein's chief scout, Michael Oliver, has been tipped off that the LA Galaxy player's parents are Scots and a meeting has been arranged with the American Under-17 star. (Sunday Mail)

New Scottish Football Association president Campbell Ogilvie, after 25 years as an administrator at Rangers and then at Hearts, says he comes to the post with no baggage and hopes for a calm year ahead. (Sunday Herald, News of the World)

Valencia and Espanyol are among the clubs keen on Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal. (Sunday Mail)

Former Scotland and Crystal Palace manager George Burley tells Rangers boss Ally McCoist that signing target Neil Danns, if he moved from Selhurst Park, could have the same impact on the Scottish Premier League as that made by Kris Commons at Celtic. (Sunday Mail)

Another player McCoist is keen on is Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar, whom the Rangers manager hopes to tempt back to the club from the managerless Midlands outfit. (News of the World)

Former Rangers midfielder Jorg Albertz urges the club's fans to give McCoist time to get things right in his first season in charge at Ibrox. (Sunday Mail)

Aberdeen have invited Juan Carlos Mesquida Nunez for a trial - he currently plays for Felanitx in Spain's fourth tier. (Scotland on Sunday)

Eskisehirspor offer former Kilmarnock and Rangers striker Kris Boyd £40,000 to tempt him to leave Middlesbrough. (Sunday Mail)