Transfer deadline day - live!
THE winter transfer window closes at midnight tonight and you can follow all the comings and goings with our live blog throughout the day. • Click refresh or hit F5 for the latest updates. • Let us know your thoughts on the latest transfer news and rumours. Leave your comment below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• New Celtic signings Diomansy Kamara (left) and Edson Braafheid are unveiled at Lennoxtown today (SNS)
READ FULL DETAILS OF ALL THE TRANSFER ACTION IN TOMORROW'S SCOTSMAN
22.19: CONFIRMED Hibernian tonight completed the loan signing of Plymouth midfielder Alan Gow on a deal until the end of the season.
The 27-year-old is reunited with John Hughes, who signed him for Falkirk in 2005 before selling him to Rangers two years later.
21:09: Hamilton tonight completed the signing of Inverness striker Dougie Imrie for a five-figure fee.
It's third time lucky for Accies, who tried to buy the 26-year-old last summer as well as earlier in the January transfer window.
20:25: CONFIRMED Celtic have signed Robbie Keane on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season. The Republic of Ireland striker was tonight travelling to Glasgow to be unveiled at an 11pm press conference at Celtic Park.
18.53: McDonald Mariga has joined Inter Milan on a permanent transfer from Parma after missing out on a move to Manchester City.
The Kenyan midfielder, whose planned switch to City failed to materialise due to work permit issues, has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Serie A giants.
18.45: CONFIRMED Motherwell tonight completed the loan signing of New Zealand international Michael McGlinchey.
The former Celtic youngster will link up with the first team at the beginning of next week and be available for the visit of Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders Rangers on February 10.
18.19: CONFIRMED Kilmarnock manager Jimmy Calderwood has signed former Aberdeen captain Scott Severin on loan.
Calderwood has been reunited with his former Pittodrie captain and also signed Severin's Watford teammate Rob Kiernan on loan until the end of the season.
18.09: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, speaking to Sky Sports news: "The chairman rang me an hour ago asking me what I thought about it. Nothing sorted yet but it probably will happen. Robbie Keane's too good a player not to be starting. I think it's a move that appeals to him. He's a big Celtic man and to play for them - he's a bit like Roy Keane, he dreams of playing for Celtic one day. And we're strong in that position up front."
18.03: It's all happening now. The Middlesborough website confirms that Gordon Strachan has succeeded in his bids for Celtic's Scott McDonald and Aberdeen's Lee Miller.
McDonald becomes the FIFTH Celtic player to join Boro during the January window after completing his transfer from Parkhead, while Miller also makes a permanent move from Aberdeen.
17.57: The Robbie Keane rumour gains more credibility. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said that Keane is on the brink of joining Celtic on loan until the end of the season.
17.46: CONFIRMED: Here's one we (and everyone else on the interweb) predicted earlier. Manchester City have confirmed they have signed winger Adam Johnson from Middlesbrough, in a statement on their website.
17.45: Sunderland boss Steve Bruce on signing Alan Hutton from Spurs: "We have tracked him for some time so we're delighted to have brought him here until the end of the season. I'm sure he will have a big part to play between now and May."
17.41: Some managerial news now. Paul Hegarty has been confirmed as Dundee United first-team coach until the end of the season. Tannadice legend Hegarty, who had a brief spell as manager there between October 2002 and January 2003, had been out of work since George Burley was sacked from the Scotland job in November. He held talks with manager Peter Houston today and his appointment was confirmed this afternoon.
17.25: Stoke midfielder Michael Tonge has joined Derby on loan for the remainder of the season.
17.22: Here's a biggie, if it comes to anything. Sky Sports are reporting that Tottenham striker Robbie Keane (right) is to hold talks with Celtic over a possible switch to Scotland. Apparently he's travelling to Glasgow right now, so stay tuned.
17.20: CONFIRMED: Aberdeen have secured the signature of striker Steven MacLean from Plymouth Argyle. MacLean, who was also wanted by Hearts last month, will go to Pittodrie on loan until the end of the season.
17.15: CONFIRMED: Sunderland have signed defender Scotland full-back Alan Hutton on loan from Tottenham for the rest of the season. We saw that one coming.
17.05: CONFIRMED: St Johnstone manager Derek McInnes has confirmed the signing of 18-year-old Bolton defender Mark Connolly on loan until the end of the season.
17.00: The English transfer window is shut. Closed. Finished. Boarded up. Unless one or two agents need a special extension that is.
Remember, in Scotland we have until midnight.
16.52: Time is ticking away for the English movers and shakers. The big rumour is that Manchester City are in the final stages of their move for Middlesborough's Adam Johnson, but they'd better get that signature down fast.
16.50: CONFIRMED: Wigan have signed Shakhtar Donetsk's Bolivian international striker Marcelo Moreno Martins on loan until the end of the season.
16.43: CONFIRMED: Fulham midfielder Wayne Brown has joined League One side Bristol Rovers on a one-month loan deal.
So is it just Fulham and Celtic who are doing any deals today then?
16.13: Robinho didn't exactly cover himself in glory during his time at Manchester City did he? What was it he said in December, that he could see himself staying at the club "forever"?
Well, at least the cheeky Brazilian hasn't lost any of his popularity back home. Here he is being presented to the Santos fans today by Pele, who could probably teach Robinho a thing or two about loyalty, having played out 18 of his best years at the club.
16.07: Oh wait. Fulham have signed German youngster Christopher Buchtmann from Liverpool. Is that the best you can do England?
16.02: Less than an hour until the English window slams shut and you can almost hear the tumbleweed blowing through the abandoned transfer market down there.
15.59: Celtic fans may not have to wait long to see Diomansy Kamara in action. He could make his debut in tomorrow's game at Kilmarnock. The striker trained with his new teammates today after his loan move from Fulham.
Another new addition to the Parkhead squad, Bayern Munich left-back Edson Braafheid, will return to Germany to collect his family and belongings after signing a similar deal.
15.45: Danny Fox (remember him?) has been talking candidly about his transfer from Celtic to Burnley last week:
"I think with the way Scottish football is going at the moment, financial reasons and stuff like that, Celtic were maybe offered a lot more money than they paid for me...
Fox also had this to say about his standing in the Scotland set-up and his disastrous debut against Wales:
"I was on a high training all week with the boys. For us to be 3-0 down after 25-30 minutes was hard to take. I hope Craig Levein is interested in me. But I need to concentrate on playing well for Burnley and hopefully I will get the international recognition after that."
15.39: Manchester City full back Javan Vidal has joined Coca Cola Championship side Derby on loan until the end of the season. The 20-year-old academy graduate, who is yet to make his senior debut, had spells with Grimsby and Aberdeen last season.
15.19: As predicted a minute ago, Mancini (no relation to Roberto) has completed his switch from Inter to bitter rivals AC Milan, the clubs confirm.
15.16: From Evening News sports writer David Hardie: Hibs boss John Hughes admits the arrival of goalkeeper Mark Brown has probably completed his transfer dealings.
14.59: An email tip-off from reader Callum: Ayr United's Ryan Stevenson has signed for Hearts. We can't confirm or deny this one, but we understand Hearts are in a race with St Mirren to land the player. Oh, and here's THAT Ryan Stevenson goal on YouTube in case you still haven't seen it / need proof of his ability.
14.49: At the risk of sounding like a bad radio DJ, here's one for all you Serie A fans out there. Brazilian winger Mancini could be set for a cross-town switch from Inter to AC Milan on today. The former Roma star is likely to join the Rossoneri on a six-month loan deal with an option to make his stay permanent at the end of the season. AC vice-president Adriano Galliani said: "There are still a few things to complete but we are there."
14.21: Wow. What a day for Celtic fans, and it's not over by a long shot. Tony Mowbray says there could be more signings before the midnight deadline: "I know Peter (Lawell, chief exec) is working hard behind the scenes."
He also denied that Scott McDonald would definitely be leaving today: "There are lots of components that need to come together for that to happen. As far as I know, Scott is still very much a Celtic player."
14.17: CONFIRMED: David Nugent will stay at Burnley on loan from Portsmouth until the end of the season, the club announced on their website.
13.46: CONFIRMED: West Ham have signed South African striker Benni McCarthy from Blackburn for an undisclosed fee. The former Porto man has signed an 18-month deal at Upton Park after passing a medical and being granted a work permit.
McCarthy has scored four goals in 16 appearances for Sam Allardyce's side this season but has spent most of the campaign on the bench.
13.12: CONFIRMED: Nicky Shorey has joined Fulham on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season.
13.00: Having snapped up Celtic's Graham Carey earlier, St Mirren have now announced that 19-year-old forward Paul Quinn had agreed to terminate his contract with the club. Quinn was on the bench several times this season but leaves the Buddies not having made a first-team appearance.
12.41: Hull City say they have rejected a 5million bid from Wolves for Irish midfielder Stephen Hunt.
12.38: From Evening News sports writer Barry Anderson: Jim Jefferies is seeking an attacking midfielder or forward in the mould of Colin Cameron to spark his second tenure as Hearts manager. However, he has dismissed the prospect of Kevin Kyle or Alan Gow arriving at Tynecastle before tonight's transfer deadline.
12.23: We're not the only ones live blogging deadline day. In fact, everyone's at it. Here's a nice-looking effort courtesy of the Sunderland Echo.
12.07: CONFIRMED: Edson Braafheid has joined Celtic on loan from Bayern Munich until the end of this season. As we mentioned earlier, the Dutch left-back should slot nicely into the slot vacated by Danny Fox last week.
11.54: During this lull in activity, a word from one of our commenters. Judge for yourself the veracity of Fergie G's report: "Sharing a can of tennants the now with Kevin Kyle and Alan Gow on the train to Edinburgh. Heading to Tynecastle???"
11.25: What a weekend it's been for Jim Jefferies. Having been whisked onto the Hearts hotseat on Friday night, Jefferies has had to watch his team lose to St Johnstone, as well as trying to sign that much-needed striker (Plymouth forward Alan Gow has been one name that's cropped up).
But today he said he may be closing in on his targets after making a few phone calls: "I've talked to the owners and they are in agreement there a couple of areas I'd like to strengthen. I'm also looking at a midfield player to support the front players, but they're not very easy to get.
"There is something imminent on that side I'm hoping can be concluded. It's something I've done in the past here, going down the divisions and looking at a youngish player. I've thought there is an opportunity to get him now, but there is competition from a couple of other clubs."
11.07: Fulham have moved fast to plug a Kamara-shaped hole in their forward line. Stefano Okaka joins them from Italian giants Roma on loan for the rest of the season.
11.02: The English market has been a bit quiet - until now. Wigan have confirmed the signing of Victor Moses from Crystal Palace on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
10.42: St Mirren have announced the signing of Celtic midfielder Graham Carey on loan until the end of the season. The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international made his Celtic debut in December against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League. The former Shelbourne youngster follows Rangers striker Rory Loy in signing for Saints on loan during this transfer window.
10.34: Motherwell chairman John Boyle doesn't sound happy about losing Paul Slane: "Paul has been at the club for six years and we have financed his development and nurtured his talent, culminating in his senior debut at the end of last season. We have also stuck by and supported him over those years through both personal issues and injury and felt we were due some degree of loyalty for our efforts. Sadly, he has chosen to refuse our offers and move on to Celtic."
10.33: Celtic's new signing Diomansy Kamara: "I'm delighted to sign for Celtic and I am very much looking forward to joining up with the manager and my new team-mates. Celtic is a magnificent football club. I will be looking to do my very best to contribute and bring the supporters success and hopefully enjoy a long future with the club."
10.04: It's worth clarifying that the Scottish window closes at midnight, seven hours later than the English deadline at 5pm. Presumably the English FA couldn't find anyone to do overtime.
09.56: CONFIRMED - Celtic have completed the loan signing of Diomansy Kamara from Fulham - with an option to buy - and the permanent transfer of 18-year-old Paul Slane from Motherwell on a four-year deal.
09.47: Holland striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar is to stay at AC Milan for the rest of the season. Huntelaar has been linked with a move to England having failed to set the world alight at Milan since his summer move from Real Madrid. But he had this to say: "I have decided to remain at Milan because there are so many people here with whom I have built a great rapport."
09.31: There are also rumours circulating over Tottenham's Scottish full-back Alan Hutton. After falling out of favour with Harry Redknapp, the player who earned Rangers 9million two years ago is expected to sign a short-term deal with Sunderland.
09.27: Kilmarnock fans will be encouraged by reports that Jimmy Calderwood will be holding on to big striker Kevin Kyle - and is looking to bring in Watford's Irish defender Rob Kiernan on loan.
Meanwhile, the Express reports that Calderwood is also lining up a bid for Blackburn striker Maceo Ritgers after holding talks with Sam Allardyce.
09.21: The Record also reveal what could have been a spectacular signing for Rangers. The Ibrox club have had a bid for Inter's Portuguese star Ricardo Quaresma knocked back after the player stated his ambitions to break into Jose Mourinho's side.
09.14: The Daily Record meanwhile reports that Tony Mowbray is in the hunt for three players - Bayern Munich left-back Edson Braafheid, Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara and the aforementioned Ivan Ramis. Braafheid apparently arrived in Glasgow last night to secure a loan deal, and is seen as a replacement for Danny Fox.
09.04: Much of the focus today will be on Celtic Park. Scott McDonald's short term future will be decided one way or another before the end of office hours, with West Ham and Middlesborough both reportedly interested in the 3.5million rated hitman. Boro manager Strachan has already signed up four Celtic players in the past few weeks, but his interest in McDonald may have dwindled since making a bid for Aberdeen striker Lee Miller.
08.53: In case you missed the lead football story in today's Scotsman, Celtic are in talks with Real Mallorca over defender Ivan Ramis. Seen as a direct replacement for Stephen McManus, the 25-year-old is valued by his club at around 3million. So it looks like some kind of compromise will have to be made.
08.50: Good morning and welcome to another transfer deadline day blog from scotsman.com. Will it be a day of feverish activity and big money brokering, or will we be reporting on the latest loan deal at Irvine Meadow? Time will tell...
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