Rumour Mill: Mackay faces £10m court battle | Torino back in for Simunovic | Zero hours contracts for footballers

Cardiff City pursue Malky Mackay in court, Torino are still keen on Celtic defender and will Scottish footballers sign zero honours contracts?

Malky Mackay is a the centre of a £10m claim for damage.        Picture: /AFP/Getty Images
Malky Mackay is a the centre of a £10m claim for damage. Picture: /AFP/Getty Images

Malky Mackay is at the centre of a £10 million claim for damages, with Cardiff City pursuing a claim of “dishonest conspiracy” against their former manager Mackay, ex-director of football Iain Moody and three agents. The claims surround the transfers of two players, Steven Caulker and Peter Odemwingie, for fees of £8.5m and £2.5m, respectively. The High Court will decide today if the case is to be held in public or private. Mackay is set to be named the SFA’s new performance director this afternoon. (Daily Mail)

Torino are poised to resurrect their interest in Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic. A move for the Croatian international collapsed in the summer amid concerns over an injury. Torino had the player watched in the recent Champions League match against Manchester City and are considering a January move which Celtic are poised to reject. (Daily Mail)

Footballers in Scotland could be asked to sign zero hours contracts because the SPFL is running scared from national minimum wage legislation. The league could ask the Scottish Government if football can be excluded from the living wage regulations, leading to accusations of “arrogance”. (Daily Record)

Rangers wonderkid Billy Gilmour could lose six years of his career if he quits Ibrox for Chelsea. The English giants are keen on the 15-year-old but Rangers manager Mark Warburton has warned it could take him years to make the breakthrough at Stamford Bridge. Warburton has urged Gilmour to stay with Rangers where there is a clear path into the first team. (Various)