Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Celtic are poised to hand captain Scott Brown a bumper new deal - and scupper Newcastle United's plans to sign the midfielder. (The Sun)

But Celtic's Israeli midfielder Beram Kayal has hired super agent Pini Zahavi for crunch contract talks over his future with the club. (Daily Mail)

Rangers target Tomer Hemed will jet into Glasgow in the next 24 hours to seal a move to the Ibrox club. (The Sun)

Under-fire Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston has hit back at fans who have called on him to quit and insisted he won't walk from the role. (Daily Record)

And the Ayrshiremen are set for talks with Dundee's Gary Harkins and are interested in Falkirk defender Marc Twaddle (The Sun)

St Mirren are weighing up a move for ex-Aberdeen midfielder Gary McDonald. (The Sun)

While former Dons defender Zander Diamond is considering a move to England or abroad after missing out on a transfer to Hearts. (The Sun)

Former referee's chief Hugh Dallas is set for another term on Uefa's Referee Committee despite remaining in a legal dispute with the SFA. (Daily Mail)

Scotland legend Peter Lorimer says that national team manager Craig Levein has brought belief back to the Scottish side - unlike England counterpart Fabio Capello. (Daily Mirror)

New Partick Thistle manager Jackie McNamara thinks that life in the First Division will be easy compared to a recent charity climbing expedition in the Andes. (Various)

And Falkirk's latest signing, defender Darren Dods, has revealed a pep-talk from Lee Wilkie convinced him not to give up the game. (Daily Record)


Tim Henman has urged the critics to lay off Andy Murray as he bids for Wimbledon glory. (The Sun)

While Murray has revealed he sleeps with a tennis racquet beside his bed to ward off intruders after a burglary false alarm at his London home. (Various)

And former tennis bad boy John McEnroe says Murray needs to keep his cool on court to triumph at Wimbledon. (The Herald)

Boxer Gary McMillan has accused Kevin McIntyre of "bottling it" after the former British welterweight champion pulled out of this week's Glasgow bout with a cold. (Daily Record)

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