Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


Rangers manager Ally McCoist is ready to splash his entire transfer budget on £2m-rated Javi Guerra, who plays for Spanish side Real Valladolid. (Daily Record)

Celtic can land Rapid Vienna striker Hamdi Salihi for a cut-price £500,000. (Daily Record)

Celtic have all but given up on Maritimo striker Baba Diawara, with the Portuguese club seeking a fee of more than £5m. (Daily Record)

Celtic have also been priced out of a move for in-demand Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes. (Various)

Dundee United manager Peter Houston has confirmed his interest in signing Ross County midfielder Michael Gardyne. (Various)

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas claims Rangers are trying to unsettle Francisco Sandaza by openly discussing their interest in the striker. (Various)

St Johnstone have taken former Blackpool midfielder Kingsley Francis-Reynolds, ex-Tottenham left-back Daniel Day and former Chelsea trainee Ryan Marriot on trial. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen have told striker Josh Magennis that he is free to find another club. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen are also set to lose top teenage prospect Jack Grimmer to Fulham in the summer. (Sun)

Coventry defender James McPake, a target for Hibs, Dundee United and Dunfermline, has been told he will not be allowed to leave until the Championship side find a replacement. (Scotsman)

Former Hibs and Aberdeen boss Alex Miller has become the first Scot to manage a Russian team, taking over at Sibir. (Various)