Rumour Mill: Efe Ambrose to China? | ICT want Stokes | Accies eye Nicky Clark | Law to Barnsley?

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Ambrose a target for Chinese club; Inverness CT keen on Stokes loan deall; Hamilton eye Clark and Law a target for Barnsley

Shanghai eye Ambrose swoop

Efe Ambrose is a target for Shanghai SIPG. Picture: Getty Images

Efe Ambrose is a target for Shanghai SIPG. Picture: Getty Images

EFE Ambrose could be set for a money-spinning switch to China, with Shanghai SIPG boss Sven Goran Eriksson reportedly keen on the defender.

The Nigerian stopper has started Celtic’s last two games after injury to Dedryck Boyata but has a reputation for errors and with Ronny Deila looking at bringing in another centre back, it looks as though Ambrose’s days at Parkhead could be numbered. (Daily Mail)

Inverness CT keen on Stokes loan

ANTHONY Stokes could be reunited with John Hughes, with Inverness set to enquire about taking the Irish striker on loan.

Stokes, who played under Hughes at Hibs and Falkirk, is also a target for Barnsley and the Easter Road side but Hughes - who extended Miles Storey’s loan deal yesterday - could bring the frozen-out striker to the Highlands which could rekindle his hopes of making Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad. (Daily Express)

Accies after Clark

HAMILTON Accies could launch a bid to keep Nicky Clark in Scotland, after Barnsley were linked with the Rangers striker.

But Accies boss Martin Canning sees Clark as the man to spearhead the New Douglas Park side’s top-six push. (Daily Express)

Barnsley keeping tabs on Nicky Law

BARELY 24 hours after being linked with Nicky Clark, Barnsley have also been credited with an interest in Rangers midfielder Nicky Law.

The ex-Motherwell man was a target for Brighton, Barnsley and Reading last season. (Daily Mail)

Aberdeen ponder Gallagher loan move

ABERDEEN are keen on bringing Southampton forward Sam Gallagher to the north east on loan.

Gallagher had been on loan at MK Dons but returned early after a lack of game time, and the Dons could enquire about the 20-year-old, with Hearts also keeping tabs on the situation.

The 20-year-old striker played for Scotland Under-19s before switching allegiance to England. (Daily Mail)

Hughes targets Osman

JOHN Hughes is also reportedly keeping tabs on Partick Thistle midfielder Abdul Osman, with a view to taking him to Inverness in the summer. (Daily Express)

Swans keen on O’Halloran

SWANSEA are keen on signing St Johnstone striker Michael O’Halloran, and could make an offer this month.

While St Johnstone don’t need to sell the player according to manager Tommy Wright, O’Halloran has caught the eye and has been linked with Celtic and Rangers, and is said to be keen on a return south of the Border. (Daily Express)

Weghorst an option for Celtic

CELTIC are monitoring Dutch striker Wout Weghorst, after Heracles Almelo turned down a £700,000 bid from Cardiff City.

The Eredivisie outfit are reportedly looking for around £2.8 million for the 23-year-old and with Celtic prepared to spend money this window, the Hoops could open talks over a transfer. (Various)

McGeady deal ‘unlikely’

ANY hopes Celtic had of tempting former winger Aiden McGeady back to Glasgow appear to be dead in the water, with Everton happy for the wide man to leave but on a permanent basis - and not on a loan agreement that would see the Toffees subsiding the Irish international’s wages. (Various)

Anderson exits Hearts

DUTCH-born midfielder Kenny Anderson has left Hearts by mutual consent.

The former RKC Waalwijk player, who has a Dundonian father, made just nine appearances for Hearts after signing in February 2015 on an 18-month contract.

Although he scored on his debut, he found first-team opportunities hard to come by and hasn’t made a single appearance this season. (Scotsman)

Storey extends Inverness stay

INVERNESS Caledonian Thistle were handed a boost yesterday as Miles Storey extended his loan spell.

The Swindon striker has been in top form for the Caley Jags and has already hinted that he sees his future with the Scottish Premiership outfit rather than with the Robins. (Scotsman)

Hamilton pair sign new deals

HAMILTON have handed new contracts to Dougie Imrie and Darian MacKinnon.

MacKinnon is likely to see out his career with Accies after extending his contract until 2017 while team-mate Imrie, 32, has agreed a two-year extension until 2018. (Scotsman)

Dundee close to O’Dea deal

DUNDEE are likely to complete the signing of former Celtic defender Darren O’Dea.

The 28-year-old had been playing in India with Mumbai City but is expected to join the Dark Blue on a deal until the end of the season pending a medical. (BBC Sport)