Thursday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip

FOOTBALL GOSSIP

Hearts have told their top earners to find new clubs to resolve a cash crisis, with winger David Templeton already offered to Rangers for a cut-price £500,000 fee. (the Sun)

Unpaid Hearts players will lodge an official complaint with the Scottish Premier League against club owner Vladimir Romanov on Friday. (Daily Record)

Steve Lomas has agreed a contract until the summer of 2014 to be St Johnstone manager and will be unveiled by the Perth club this morning. (Daily Mail)

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels has changed his mind and would like his side's Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final against local rivals Ayr United played at Hampden Park and not Tynecastle. (Daily Record)

Both Scottish Communities League Cup semi-finals are almost certain to be played at Hampden Park when the Scottish Football League announced the venues within the next 24 hours. (Daily Record)

Fulham striker Lauri Dalla Valle has hinted that he is willing to extend his loan at Dundee United beyond January. (Various)

Portuguese midfielder David Silva is desperate to sign a new contract, with his present one expiring in the summer. (Daily Express)

Leeds United manager Simon Grayson cannot believe that striker Ross McCormack, the joint leading scorer in the Championship, has been left out of Craig Levein's Scotland squad to face Cyprus. (the Sun)

Bristol City manager Derek McInnes has signed former Celtic and Scotland midfielder Stephen Pearson on loan from Derby County. (Daily Record)

St Mirren midfielder Aaron Mooy will see a specialist next week over his troublesome back injury. (Daily Record)

OTHER GOSSIP

Scotland are hopeful of a return to the Hong Kong Sixes after their successful debut in the prestigious cricket competition after surprise wins over New Zealand and an International All-Star Select. (the Herald)