Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Rangers are ready to end their interest in Hearts left-back Lee Wallace after the Tynecastle club put a £3m price tag on his head - £2m more than the Ibrox club's latest bid.

But Rangers boss Ally McCoist will continue his pursuit of Dundee United's David Goodwillie and Aston Villa's Carlos Cuellar despite having bids for both knocked back. (Daily Record)

Celtic have targeted Manchester City's Craig Bellamy, Kaiser Chiefs' Knowledge Musona and Central Coast Mariners' Mustafa Amini to boost their attacking options. (Various)

And Celtic manager Neil Lennon will decide this weekend whether to make a move for Israeli forward Omer Damari, who plays for Maccabi Petah Tikva. (The Sun)

Hibernian could be searching for a new manager after Birmingham's move for Colin Calderwood accelerated. (Various)

Victor Wanyama's protracted move to Celtic will be finalised today, despite the Kenyan not qualifying for a work permit. (The Herald)

Meanwhile, Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew will consider playing for the United States after being overlooked by Scotland coach Craig Levein. The versatile player's grandmother was born in America. (Daily Record)

Mulgrew's team-mate and captain Scott Brown would be interested in signing a new five-year contract to stay at Celtic until 2016. (Daily Express)

Rangers' £1.8m asking price for Steven Whittaker has put off potential suitors Bursaspor. (Daily Record)

Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster believes Uefa's punishment of Rangers over the misbehaviour of their fans is unfair and says clubs should not be punished if they are doing all they can to prevent such behaviour. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Andy Murray hopes he can emulate his Playstation prowess against Wimbledon semi-final opponent Rafa Nadal. The Scot says he often beats the Spaniard on the games console. (Various)

Scotland internationals Mike Blair and Hugo Southwell are struggling to be fit in time for this year's Rugby World Cup. (The Scotsman)