Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Wesley Verhoek has issued a 'come-and-get-me' plea to Rangers boss Ally McCoist. The Dutch winger says he's desperate to move to the SPL after hearing of Rangers' interest. (The Sun)

Anderlecht last night rejected a second bid from Rangers for defender Roland Juhasz - insisting the offer was "way below" valuation. (Various)

Madjid Bougherra will be sold as soon as Rangers find a replacement after the Algerian rejected a renewed offer to become one of the club's highest earners by signing a lucrative contract extension. (The Herald).

The Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has slammed the SPL's early kick off, saying July starts could leave the league with the same level of credibility as The League of Ireland. (Various)

Celtic have lost out on their bid to sign Knowledge Musona after he agreed a five-year-deal with Bundesliga side Hoffenheim. (Various)

Owain Tudur Jones has been told he can rekindle his Wales career at Inverness Caley Thistle. (The Sun)

Steven Thompson is to remain on penalty duties for St Mirren despite his miss in the 0-0 draw at Dunfermline. (Daily Record)

Hamilton chairman Ronnie McDonald has urged the boo boys to lay off the club's young side. (Express)

Paul Hartley's influence at Alloa is paying off behind the scenes with businesses clamouring to take up corporate hospitality. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Paul Di Resta has warned his Formula One rivals that he is about to get even better. (Various)

Scotland Rugby boss Andy Robinson has insistsed the so-called 'warm-up' matches against Ireland and Itay will not just be glorified training stints. (Various)

Swimmer Michael Jamieson admits he is eyeing a 200m breast-stroke bronze at the World Championships in China. (Various)