Friday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Aberdeen hope to sign Algerian striker Mohamed Chalali in time to play Inverness tomorrow. (Sun)

Spurs star Rafael van der Vaart was surprised by the lack of fight from Hearts in last night's 5-0 hammering at Tynecastle. (Various)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is backing striker Georgios Samaras to win over the fans who jeered when he was replaced in yesterday's 0-0 draw with Sion. (Various)

And Lennon hopes injured duo Beram Kayal and Gary Hooper can resume training early next week. (Various)

Bosnian FA medics have slammed Rangers, insisting defender Sasa Papac does have pneumonia. (Various)

Hibs manager Colin Calderwood hopes midfielders Sean Welsh and Martin Scott can bury the hatchet after a pre-season altercation left the former with a fractured cheekbone and considering legal action against his team-mate. (Various)

Former Hibs full-back Kevin McCann hopes to win a deal at First Division Morton. (Daily Record)

Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Cech will miss Czech Republic's Euro qualifier at Hampden due to injury. (Various)

OTHER GOSSIP

Murrayfield will continue to host a World Sevens event but has lost the privilege of staging the final tournament of the series. (Herald/Scotsman)

Glasgow Rocks have signed American guard Mychael Green from German Second Division side Eintracht Stahnsdorf. (Daily Express)

Inverness will stage the 2015 World Orienteering Championships. (Herald)