Tuesday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


French side Sochaux have decided not to come back in for Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu after their increased bid of £900,000 was rejected. (Daily Record)

Rangers' trialist Jorge Claros was shot in a car-jacking in Honduras last year and was back playing within three months. (Daily Record)

And Claros has told his former team-mate Emilio Izaguirre, now at Celtic, that he will be joining the biggest team in Scotland, if he signs. (Various)

Derek Riordan is understood to have played for Blackpool in a closed-doors friendly against Bolton on Monday night as he tries to find a new club. (The Scotsman)

Wolves striker Steven Fletcher, currently out of the Scotland set-up, is thought to be willing to play for Team GB at the London Olympics, having not registered a refusal to play with organisers. (Daily Mail)

Fifa have named Celtic winger James Forrest on a list of 13 young players tipped to make a big impression in the game this year. (Daily Express)

Liverpool are thought to be lining up a bid for 20-year-old Forrest. (Caught Offside)

Celtic striker Gary Hooper says he has no interest in leaving to join Southampton. (Various)

Hooper, though, wants a wage increase so that he is paid the same as the top earners at Celtic. (Daily Express)

Ryan Stevenson is waiting to hear if Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov will allow him back in the squad, now that he has ended his strike and returned to the club on being paid his January wages. (Daily Express)

Rangers and Celtic are interested in 21-year-old Nigerian striker Michael Uchebo, who was on trial recently at Stoke. (Inside Futbol)

Argentina international Juan Manuel Martinez, a player who caught the eye of Rangers boss Ally McCoist when he was on a spying trip last summer, says he is keen on a move to Europe. (Daily Express)

Former Hearts manager Jim Jefferies says he does not want to be "accused of taking hospitality in the directors box" at Tynecastle. (The Scotsman)

Hibernian and St Johnstone are leading the chase for Hull midfielder James Harper. (talkSPORT)


Edinburgh's Phil Godman says his drop goal that won his team's Heineken Cup match against Racing Metro 92 was the most vital of his career. (The Scotsman)

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