Wednesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Celtic are close to sealing a second season-long loan move for Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster. (Various)

Rangers fear St Etienne are trying to price them out of a deal for USA skipper Carlos Bocanegra. (Sun/Daily Record)

Tottenham have been unable to find a hotel in Edinburgh for their Europa League meeting with Hearts and will be based in St Andrews. (Various)

And Spurs insist that there is no chance of them fielding a weakened side in the first leg at Tynecastle. (Various)

New Kilmarnock signing Leon Panikvar has warned Rangers to be on their guard against his former Maribor team-mate Marcos Tavares. (Daily Mail)

Former Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram believes the current Ibrox squad is better than the one that reached the 2008 Uefa Cup final. (Various)

St Johnstone midfielder David Robertson is backing striker Francisco Sandaza to end the Perth club's goal drought. (Daily Express)

St Mirren midfielder Steven Thomson has resumed training after a bout of tonsillitis. (Various)

Celtic have warned Chelsea that they will fight hard to keep teen sensation Islam Feruz. (Daily Record)