LiveScottish transfer news LIVE: Celtic, Rangers, Hearts and Hibs latest

With the new season fast approaching, clubs in Scotland are busy in the transfer market looking to strengthen their squads ahead of the big kick-off.

The breaking Scottish football transfer news on Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The summer window for transfers in Scotland opened on June 9 with a number of deals already completed while others remain in the pipeline with clubs having until the August 31 signing deadline to get deals over the line.

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For clubs such as Celtic Hibs and Aberdeen the onus on bolstering the squad is greater with the start of European competition just a fortnight away, with new Hoops boss Ange Postecoglou and recently appointed Dons gaffer Stephen Glass looking to make their own stamp.

There is plenty activity across the SPFL as clubs prepare for the start of the Premier Sports Cup this weekend, ahead of the new league campaigns kicking off over the weekend of July 31 and August 1.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news here:

Scottish transfer news LIVE

Last updated: Wednesday, 07 July, 2021, 13:01

  • Celtic miss out on Wyke
  • Rangers reject Morelos bid
  • Edwards ‘in talks' with Hoops

Celtic want Swedish defender

Celtic are preparing a £4million move for Rubin Kazan defender Carl Starfelt with the Swedish centre-back viewed as a potential replacement for wantaway man Kristoffer Ajer, who is being tracked by Norwich City. According to reports, negotations between Celtic and the Swede’s current club in Russia are already underway.

Hamilton keen to keep Hibs target

Hamilton are desperate to keep Hibs and Rotherham target Hakeem Odoffin with manager Brian Rice confirming there have been approaches for the versatile 23-year-old, who can play in defence and midfield.

There’s been some interest shown towards him and the chairman, myself and the player are aware of it. We’re very keen to keep him. He was fantastic for us last season. It’s always difficult to keep players but that’s the selling point when you bring them here. Give them an opportunity and a pathway forwards. He’s done his job and so have we but it’s always difficult to replace them. It’s a tough market. It’s trying to get the right players. Patience is the key word.

Brian Rice, Hamilton manager

Celtic ‘open talks' with Edwards

Celtic have opened signing talks with free agent Kyle Edwards, according to reports. The 23-year-old is available after it was announced he would be leaving West Bromich Albion upon the expiration of his contract this summer. The Parkhead club were previously linked with the attacker in the January transfer window under former boss Neil Lennon but decided against making a move.

Morelos bid rejected

Rangers have knocked back a £10million offer from Porto for Alfredo Morelos, according to reports. Journalist Ekrem Konur - who has nearly 122k followers - posted on Twitter: "Glasgow Rangers have rejected Porto's offer. A lot of teams are showing interest in Alfredo Morelos. Glasgow Rangers will be in no hurry to sell." It is believed the Ibrox club are looking for £15-20m for their star striker, who is due to return to Scotland following Colombia’s semi-final exit from the Copa America.

Former Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke has signed for Wigan Athletic on a three-year deal, ending links over a possible move to Celtic. The Hoops had been in the race for the player who scored 31 times in League One last season. But speaking to Wigan’s official website, the striker said: “I’m delighted. I’ve been speaking to the club for a few weeks and from the day I met the manager [Leam Richardson], I knew this was the club I wanted to play for.”

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