There’s been a little bit of movement but in trading terms, there’s been little concrete to keep track of.
Ross County have made a move this afternoon, Livingston let Lars Lokosch return to Germany and in the Championship Hearts have secured an extension for one of their loan players, but there has not been much money changing hands or big-name links as in recent years.
Celtic’s Dubai trip fall-out kept the usual transfer speculation off the backpages for much of the week and while Rangers’ business is known – with their interest in Scott Wright of Aberdeen now in the public domain – it’s still been a trickle of transfers rather than a depth of deals for fans to monitor.
Hibs’ early business this month has Jack Ross’ side in a good place ahead of tomorrow’s Betfred Cup semi-final and with that in mind it is a big weekend of football with Rangers capable of extending their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 23 points and the first finalists of the season to be decided in the weekend’s two matches at Hampden.
There’s a full card of SPFL Championship fixtures too, beginning tonight at Arbroath’s Gayfield when Dundee make the short trip to Dick Campbell’s men.
In the meantime, here’s how the Friday evening football scene is shaping up in our liveblog.
Scottish Football RECAP: Latest news and transfers
Last updated: Friday, 22 January, 2021, 21:47
- Rangers linked with Anderlecht winger
- Lennon to remain until the end of the season
- Ibrox target rejects offers
- Hearts eye pre-contract market
Hello and welcome back to the live blog.
We will have all the latest from around the SPFL.
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Gerrard confirms club are ‘actively trying to add’
Rangers are on the lookout for players to sign, however Steven Gerrard revealed it will be more likely for next season.
The Ibrox side have been linked with a umber of targets.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed the club are “actively” trying to add to the squad for the summer.
Rangers target rejects offers
Rangers target Nnamdi Ofoborh has rejected to offers from Bournemouth to extend his contract, according to a report.
Ofoborh’s deal expires at the end of the season.
He, along with team-mate Jack Simpson, are being lined up by Rangers.
Price for Hibs and Aberdeen target named
Ross Stewart could cost as much as £500k from Ross County, according to boss John Hughes.
The forward has attracted interest from north and south of the border with both Aberdeen and Hibs linked.
His contract expires at the end of the season.
Ross County boss John Hughes has revealed the likely price it would take to prise Ross Stewart from the Staggies this month.
Yogi for Celtic?
That is the view of broadcaster Chick Young who feels Celtic missed a trick not getting John Hughes.
Lennon until the end of the season
According to the Daily Mail, Celtic would prefer to keep Neil Lennon until the end of the season.
An overhaul of the football department is expected in the summer.
Hearts contract progress and striker hunt
Hearts are hopeful of concluding deals for Josh Ginnelly to move permanently and for Andy Irving to extend his stay at Tynecastle.
Talks have taken place with both players, while Robbie Neilson continues to hunt for a striker to add to his squad.
The Hearts boss is also looking at player he can sign on a pre-contract agreement.
After extending defender Stephen Kingsley’s contract, Hearts aim to finalise deals for winger Josh Ginnelly and midfielder Andy Irving imminently.
Hearts will not give up on their pursuit of a new striker after approaching Walsall about Elijah Adebayo.
Rangers linked with winger
Anderlecht forward Francis Amuzu is the latest player to be linked with a switch to Rangers.
According to reports in Belgium, the Ibrox side are preparing an offer for the 21-year-old winger.