Scottish football RECAP: Rangers deal in impressive Dickson, Spurs tipped for Celtic striker Edouard, Contract offer after Hearts' transfer bid

It’s been another quiet day for the Scottish January transfer window watchers.

Celtic's Odsonne Edouard (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

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.

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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, 22:02

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Spurs in for Edouard?

The transfer market has been quiet but the links to Odsonne Edoaurd have been the constant this month.

Tottenham are now tipped to be in for the Frenchman who has apparently been recommended to Real Madrid, as well as interesting Juventus, Arsenal and AC Milan  - but Neil Lennon revealed during the week he has a knee injury.

More on the Spurs link at Football Insider

Goalkeeper Stewart extends deal with Hearts

Ross Stewart’s loan from Livingston has been extended until the end of the season, Hearts have announced.

Rangers invest in youth

Rangers have extended the deal for Ciaran Dickson.

The 18-year-old made his first-team debut late last year in the Betfred Cup tie at Falkirk.

Young Celtic defender Leo Hjelde has headed north to join John Hughes at Ross County until the end of the season.

Robbie Neilson’s move to sign a target man this month has upset Walsall.

Hearts made contact with the west Midlands club over 6’4" Elijah Adebayo earlier this week.

 The striker is out of contract at the end of the season, but the Saddlers hope to keep him. 

'Disappointed' Walsall offer Hearts target Elijah Adebayo new contract

Walsall have moved to fend off Hearts’ interest in Elijah Adebayo by offering the striker a new contract.

That’s it from us this evening.

 Of course we’ll have all the action and reaction from the weekend’s games, including: Hearts v Raith Rovers in the Championship,  Hibs’ Betfred Cup semi-final trip to Hampden and Premiership leaders Rangers v Ross County at The Scotsman and Evening News websites.

See you then…

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