The first day of next month marks the end of the transfer window and will finalise clubs’ squads for the remainder of the season – save for any free agents recruited under freedom of contract rules.
But now, for many clubs, transfers are front and centre of all focus.
There’s only one matchday left before the window closes for those final assessments and ppositional changes in the league to decide the route needed to be taken for the rest of season 2020-21 – but others have a clear run at the trading with games taking place next month.
Plenty of suggestions and speculative stories have been aired and you can be sure after a slow start to the month, things will heat up over these last five days.
Here are some more from around the football world in the Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill for Thursday, January 28, 2021.
1. It's been Fun
Wigan are keen on taking Aberdeen midfielder Funso Ojo to the English League One (Daily Record)
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2. Making your mind up
Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall says reported Rangers targets Jack Simpson and Nnamdi Ofoborh have 'made their minds up' after the transfer interest from Ibrox. (Bournemouth Echo)
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3. Frim pickings
Manchester City are expected to make a ten-fold profit on Jeremie Frimong and take a sell-on fee in excess of £3m from the defender's move to Bayer Leverkusen - having sold him to Celtic for £350,000 (Manchester Evening News)
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4. Know what's needed
Neil Lennon says he knows the defensive recruitment needed at Celtic - but isn't sure if he'll be able to carry out the transfer dealings needed this month (The Scotsman)
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