Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers signing target Israeli Tomer Hemed is looking forward to playing in front of the club's fans and under manager Ally McCoist. (Daily Record)

New Hibernian signing Garry O'Connor tells fans that he has never played with as much passion as when in a Hibs jersey. (The Sun)

O'Connor says Hibs are going to get the best out of him. (Daily Express)

Celtic are being linked to Tunisian international defender Yohan Benalouane, who is set to leave Italian side Cesena. (Daily Express)

Former Rangers midfielder Pedro Mendes is leaving Sporting Lisbon after 17 months as the Portuguese club try to cut their debt. (The Sun)

Croatian defender Dino Skvorc says he would love to follow in the footsteps of compatriots Dado Prso and Nikica Jelavic by moving to Scotland...but to sign for Celtic, with whom he had a trial in December. (The Sun)

Inverness have agreed to take young Watford defender Tom Walfred on loan for six months. (Daily Star)

Craig Brown and Archie Knox have dropped their employment tribunal claim against former club Motherwell. (Daily Mail)

Kilmarnock's new signing Paul Heffernan is keen to do well for his club against Celtic, even though that will upset his Celtic-supporting family. (Daily Express)

Former Celtic defender Malky Mackay will resign as Watford manager to take over the reins at Cardiff City. (The Sun)

Ex-Celtic captain Tom Boyd says there is no way current skipper Scott Brown will leave the club while Rangers are the Scottish Premier League champions. (Daily Express, The Sun)

Celtic chiefs have no intention of letting Beram Kayal and Scott Brown leave the club. (The Sun)

OTHER GOSSIP

Wimbledon legend Bjorn Borg believes Andy Murray has his best chance to date of winning the tournament at SW19. (Daily Mail)