Monday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

New Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is lining up a bid for Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor. (Daily Record)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is close to agreeing a greatly-enhanced one-year rolling contract. (Daily Record/Sun/Times)

Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax have prepared a lucrative contract offer for Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra. (Daily Record)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist is stepping up his efforts to land Danny Wilson on loan from Liverpool. (Various)

But Cardiff are also keen on former Rangers defender Wilson and are also interested in Ibrox target Craig Conway. (Daily Express)

Maccabi Petah Tikva want close to £3m for striker Omer Damari, which is double the amount Celtic are willing to pay. (Sun)

Celtic are keen on teenage Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama, who plays with Belgian side Germinal Beerschot. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen are considering a loan move for Celtic's third-choice goalkeeper Dominic Cervi. (Daily Mail)

The Dons are also interested in Ross County goalkeeper Michael McGovern. (Press & Journal)

Colin Calderwood insists he is committed to Hibs after being approached by Nottingham Forest to assist Steve McClaren. (Daily Record)

Rangers owner Craig Whyte says the club will not be held to ransom by any potential signing target. (Various)

And Whyte insists he has purchased Rangers with his own money and has no other backers. (Herald)

Kilmarnock hope to sign released Real Madrid defender Jaime Navarro. (Various)

Prince Buaben is set to follow former Dundee United team-mate Morgaro Gomis to Birmingham. (Daily Express)

Dundee midfielder Craig Forsyth will sign for Watford later this week. (Daily Record)

Crystal Palace are angry that Dundee did not respond to their compensation offer for Forsyth but the Dens Park club say they were "entirely professional" in their dealings with the London outfit. (The Courier)

Aston Villa want Scotland and Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam and are preparing a £9m bid. (Sun/Daily Mail)

Swansea are ready to take Scotland left-back Stephen Crainey from Blackpool. (Daily Mail)

Crainey has rejected a new contract at Blackpool and is instead looking to join Wigan. (Daily Mirror)