Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers supporters are concerned that new owner Craig Whyte intends to mortgage off the next four years' worth of season-ticket money as security against a loan to fund transfers - the kind of scheme that led to financial problems at Leeds United and Newcastle United. (Daily Record)

Charlie Adam is poised to become a Liverpool player by the end of the week, with Rangers poised to receive £1.3m should the Scotland midfielder complete a £9m move from Blackpool. (the Sun)

Liverpool may face a battle with Blackpool this week over their valuation of Charlie Adam, with the Seasiders looking for £10m for the Scotland midfielder. (Daily Mail)

St Mirren's Darren McGregor is the latest player to be linked with a move to Rangers, with the defender available for £200,000. (Daily Mail)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist will today step up his double bid for Maccabi Haifa striker Tomer Hemed and Crystal Palace midfielder Neil Danns by holding talks with owner Craig Whyte. (Daily Express)

Israel striker Tomer Hemed is poised to snub an offer from a Spanish club and fly to Glasgow later this week to complete his switch from Maccabi Haifa to Rangers. (Daily Mail)

Neil Danns' agent says the Crystal Palace midfielder will choose Rangers over Celtic - because of Champions League football at Ibrox - if he is given the choice after both Old Firm clubs were linked with a summer transfer bid. (the Sun)

Newcastle United's Frazer Forster remains Celtic manager Neil Lennon's top summer transfer target after the goalkeeper's loan in Glasgow. (Daily Express)

Sunderland have joined the chase for £4m-rated Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal, with Everton also monitoring his situation closely. (Daily Express)

Mehdi Taouil will today complete his move from Kilmarnock to Hearts - but Zander Diamond's switch to Tynecastle from Aberdeen is off because of fears over an ankle injury. (the Sun)

Kilmarnock caretaker boss Kenny Shiels is set to make Sheffield Wednesday striker Paul Hefferman his first summer signing, while midfielder Mehdi Taouil and goalkeeper Cammy Bell have been offered new contracts. (Daily Express)

Dundee United and Hamilton Accies are keen on James Wesolowski, who has previously been on loan with both clubs and is seen as surplus to requirements at promoted Peterborough United. (Daily Express)

French defender Kenny Gillet is the latest Inverness Caledonian Thistle player to sign a new contract. (Daily Express)

Celtic have activated an option to postpone an early-season Scottish Premier League fixture and will play Inter Milan on 30 July and a League of Ireland XI the following day in the Dublin Super Cup. (Daily Record)

Birmingham City acting chairman Peter Pannu has accused Aston Villa and Alex McLeish of conspiracy over the Scotsman's resignation and possible appointment as manager of the Blues' city rivals. (the Sun)

An internet campaign to block the appointment of Alex McLeish as Aston Villa manager has signed up 6,000 fans angry at the idea of taking the Scotsman who has just resigned from city rivals Birmingham City. (Daily Record)

Nottingham Forest have described as "a fallacy" sacked manager Billy Davies' claim that they failed to back him in the transfer market. (the Sun)

Former Celtic and Netherlands winger Bobby Petta is not ruling out a return to football at the age of 36 after an approach from Alloa Athletic player/manager Paul Hartley. (Daily Record)

Dundee United have sent winger Danny Swanson to a specialist amid fears that a long-running hamstring problem could hamper his pre-season preparations. (Various)

Stirling Albion are to hold a second trial, with a further 17 players willing to pay £200 for a chance to win a contract. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Paul di Resta has demanded a fresh probe into his latest Formula 1 drive-through penalty after describing the charge as "ridiculous". (Various)

Scottish cricket all-rounder Matty Parker is a major doubt for next week's Intercontinental Cup meeting with the Netherlands after undergoing a hip scan. (Daily Record)

Medical and legal issues have forced Edinburgh Capitals to abandon plans to bring in former fans' favourite Adrian Saul as coach. (Daily Record)