All the latest from around the SPFL and Scottish football. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

Hearts make striker bid, James McPake slams SPFL, Tony Watt to Dundee United, Celtic boss delivers Kyogo Furuhashi update - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

The final Scottish Premiership fixtures of 2021 were played on Boxing Day with the top five all winning, while Aberdeen leapfrogged Dundee United into the top six.

The top-flight now enters its winter break earlier than planned after the Scottish Government introduced restrictions on crowds at sporting events.

Attention now turns to the January transfer window with most clubs likely to do business, looking to strengthen for the second half of the season, with some players moved on to get game time.

Those players in the final months of their contract will have big decisions to make also. A number of key players for Premiership sides have yet to put pen to paper on new deals, including Tony Watt, Connor Goldson and John Souttar.

Teams return to action in the middle of the month.

Scroll down and click through for all the latest news and transfer speculation from around the SPFL and Scottish football.

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