Ten most intriguing storylines of the Scottish Cup fourth-round

Excitement has been building for the William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round and it kicks off tomorrow. Here is what to look out for over the weekend.

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Barrie McKay is wanted by RB Leipzig.

Rumour Mill: RB Leipzig plan £6m bid for McKay| May interests Hearts and Hibs| Nagbe still dreams of Celtic

Barrie McKay has been targeted by RB Leipzig for a £6 million January move, Hearts and Hibs have joined Aberdeen in the hunt for Stevie May, Darlington Nagbe still wants Celtic move and Michael O’Halloran is interesting clubs south of the border.

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Stevie May in action for St Johnstone against Aberdeen in 2014. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Aberdeen manager eager to strike loan deal for Stevie May

Derek McInnes is hoping to sign Stevie May on loan to help Aberdeen end their long wait for Scottish Cup success three years after the striker shot them out of the competition.

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Celtic Park is the toughest ground in the Ladborkes Premiership for away teams

Which Premiership grounds are the toughest to get a result

Delving in to the home form of each Premiership side, Joel Sked uncovers which grounds are the trickiest for away teams.

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Former St Johnstone striker Stevie May is wanted by Aberdeen.  Picture: Robert Perry

Rumour Mill: Dons eye Stevie May | Lustig wants treble | Lawwell ‘runs game’

Aberdeen want to sign forgotten St Johnstone striker on loan, Celtic right-back is looking for clean sweep and Peter Lawwell has been accused of “pulling the strings” of Scottish football.

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Jonny Hayes arrives back from Aberdeen's training camp in Dubai. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen reject second bid from Cardiff City for Jonny Hayes

Aberdeen have knocked back a second offer from Cardiff City for winger Jonny Hayes.

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An artist impression of the proposed Aberdeen stadium at Kingsford. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeen submit plans for state-of-the-art stadium and training complex

Aberdeen have submitted plans for a 20,000-seater stadium in the west of the city.

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Emilio Izaguirre is a wanted man. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Leeds want Celtic ace | Rossi quits Hearts | Warburton won’t splash cash

Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday keen on Izaguirre; Igor Rossi quits Hearts for Saudi Arabia and Warburton warns he won’t overspend to catch Celtic

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Aberdeen were offered �500,000 for Jonny Hayes. Picture: John Devlin

Aberdeen reject bid from Cardiff for winger Jonny Hayes

Aberdeen have rejected a reported £500,000 bid from Cardiff for winger Jonny Hayes.

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Dedryck Boyata, left, and Efe Ambrose could both exit Celtic this window. Pictures: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic duo to leave | Old Firm damage row | Crooks joins Scunthorpe

Two Celtic players set for January exits, row escalates over damage to Celtic stadium and Matt Crooks joins Scunthorpe on loan
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Aberdeen's Niall McGinn is wanted by Hearts. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: McGinn won’t go to Hearts | Coach role for Toure | Rangers winger in demand

Aberdeen boss says he would be surprised if Niall McGinn moves to Hearts, Brendan Rodgers wants Kolo Toure to join the Celtic coaching staff and Rangers’ Michael O’Halloran looks to be on his way out of Ibrox.

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Four clubs are set to battle it out for Craig Sibbald's signature. Picture: Michael Gillen

Rumour Mill: Old Firm eye Falkirk ace | Barnsley & QPR keen on Cummings | Collymore’s Celtic dream

Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen and Nottingham Forest tracking Craig Sibbald; Championship sides monitoring Jason Cummings and Stan Collymore reveals he wanted to join Celtic in the 2000s

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Derek McInnes came under a short period of pressure after defeats to Celtic and Rangers. Picture: SNS

Why Aberdeen deserve a Grade B for their season so far

Joel Sked breaks down the season thus far for every team in our series of Ladbrokes Premiership mid-term report cards.

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Scott Sinclair has been an excellent addition for Celtic. Picture: John Devlin

Marks out of 10 for every Scottish Premiership signing so far

Through a series of 12 seperate articles, Craig Fowler rated and reviewed every single singing made by Scottish Premiership clubs this season prior to the January transfer window.

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Kevin Goffin abused a rival fan on the concourse at Glasgow Central Station. Picture: John Devlin

Aberdeen fan jailed after abusing rival fan at Glasgow station

An Aberdeen fan has been jailed for six months after displaying aggressive and violent behaviour towards a rival supporter ahead of the Scottish League Cup final.

Filip Benkovic of Dinamo Zagreb was linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Agent denies Celtic link with Benkovic | Bitton to Fulham? | New deals for Miller and Hill

The agent of Filip Benkovic denies any truth in the rumour that his client is on his way to Celtic, Nir Bitton could be on his way out of Parkhead as Eboue deal nears its conclusion, and Rangers are poised to offer new deals to Kenny Miller and Clint Hill.

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Ivorian midfielder Kouassi Eboue in Glasgow for signing talks. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Eboue in Glasgow for Celtic talks | Rangers linked with Daniels | Hearts striker to Japan

Kouassi Eboue has travelled to Glasgow to hold talks with Celtic over a potential £2.8million move to the Scottish champions, Rangers have been linked with Scunthorpe goalkeeper Luke Daniels, and Hearts striker Juanma could be set to exit the club on a permanent basis with a move to Japan.

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James Maddison arrived on loan from Norwich City in the summer. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen signings: How every recruit has fared this season

As Scottish Premiership clubs enter the January transfer window, Craig Fowler looks back upon their business so far this season and ranks every signing out of ten.

Lee Wallace and Ali Crawford have both been in excellent form this term. Picture: John Devlin

The 2016/17 Scottish Premiership team of the season (so far)

Once again, BT’s pre-match Scottish Football Extra show descended into wonderfully, entertaining squabbling as each of Chris Sutton, Michael Stewart and Stephen Craigan chose their team of the season so far.

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Joe Garner is stretchered off durong Saturday's Old Firm game. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Garner ‘out for three months’ | McGinn to pick Hearts | McKay ‘better than Forrest & Roberts’

Rangers striker Joe Garner could miss three months with a shoulder injury, Niall McGinn is set to snub a new deal at Aberdeen in favour of a move to Hearts, and former Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels insists Barrie McKay is better than Celtic pair James Forrest and Patrick Roberts.

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