Saturday's Scottish gossip

Scottish newspaper gossip


New QPR manager Mark Hughes has targeted Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic and knows a bid of more than £7m is required to persuade Ibrox owner Craig Whyte to start negotiating. (Daily Record)

West Ham have made Nikica Jelavic their main target after failing in a bid for Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes but have been told by Rangers their £6m approach is way below their valuation of the Croatia striker. (Daily Mail)

Fulham and West Ham have both bid around £6m for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic. (Daily Telegraph)

Norwich City striker Grant Holt is Rangers' top target should they sell Nikica Jelavic during the January transfer window. (the Sun)

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway revealed he tried to sign Rangers forward John Fleck on a permanent transfer before taking the Scotland Under-21 international on loan. (Daily Record)

QPR and Scotland striker Jamie Mackie says he will go to the Olympics as a spectator rather than accept an invitation to be part of the Team GB squad for the London event. (the Sun)

Aston Villa's Scottish manager, Alex McLeish, says he would not stand in the way of any player who wanted to play for Team GB at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (the Sun)

Former Celtic youth full-back Kieran Brennan has been offered a contract by Slovakian club Spartak Trnava. (Daily Record)

Morocco defender Badr El Kaddouri has returned to Dynamo Kiev at the end of his loan spell with Celtic and blamed the Scottish Premier League's "long ball game with no skill" for his lack of first-team appearances. (Various)


Jamie Murray wants to form an Olympic doubles team with brother Andy for Team GB at the London Olympics. (Daily Record)

Northampton flanker Calum Clark, who has been named in England's squad for the Six Nations, is the son of a former Scotland Under-21 rugby international. (the Scotsman)

World champion John Higgins fears for the future of snooker in Scotland because of a lack of government funding. (Various)