Scottish Football LIVE: Celtic star's Euro move delayed by plane, Rangers near defender deal and winger exit, Aberdeen stand firm on Ibrox target, Twists and turns for Hibs striker

After 31 days the transfer window reaches its climax in what has been a different January market than before.

All the latest from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS
All the latest from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS

There was a flurry of activity early on but then transfer business took a back seat as Celtic’s controversial Dubai trip took central stage, alongside news that all football below the Scottish Championship, including the Scottish Cup, was being postponed until the end of the month, which has now been extended.

As expected, there has been an increase in teams getting involved in the market with players coming in and players going out. The January also takes on an extra interest with contracts running out and clubs able to agree pre-contract deals for those players with six months or less left on their contracts.

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Many clubs will likely be involved in deals throughout the day with Aberdeen, Celtic and Hearts keen to add players. For Hibs and Rangers it could be more about players departing or holding on to key assets. Ross County have been boosted by £300,000 through the sale of Ross Stewart which could allow John Hughes to look at further additions to the Staggies.

With the lower leagues still postponed, there will unlikely be any loan deals to the clubs below the Championship.

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Clubs have until midnight to get deals over the line before the transfer window closes until the summer. Pre-contracts can still be agreed after the window shuts, while players who are free agents before the deadline can also still move.

We will have all the latest from around the SPFL throughout the day and right up to and past the midnight deadline.

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Hello and welcome back to the live blog.

It is transfer deadline day! While some people may be donning something yellow for the occasion - cringe - we will just be bringing you the latest transfer news as it happens throughout the day.

Clubs have until midnight in Scotland to get business completed. Will your team be involved?

Stay tuned to find out and scroll to the top for the most recent updates

Catch up with the rumour mill

All of the transfer news you were waking up to this morning in one handy place…

What can we expect from Celtic, Hearts, Hibs and Rangers...

Gervane Kastaneer has been mentioned as a possible signing for Hearts.

The Coventry City winger is out of favour with the Sky Blues.

Manager Mark Robins has said he may allow one or two to depart on loan for game time.

Aberdeen near striker signing

Aberdee are expected to complete the loan signing of Fraser Hornby today.

 U21 international will join from Ligue 1 side Stade Reims. He’s played just three times this season.

The Scottish FA’s former performance director Malky Mackay told the Daily Record he will be an ideal replacement for Sam Cosgrove. 

He is a real presence and is good in the air but he is also mobile, likes to run the channels and has great feet.


Fraser was an attacking midfielder earlier in his career so he is comfortable on the ball and has that intelligence and brings other players into the game.

Malky Mackay

Rangers target set for loan move

Nnamdi Ofoborh is set to leave Bournemouth on loan before the end of the transfer window.

The midfielder has strong interest from Rangers, the Premiership league leaders keen on tying him down to a pre-contract with his deal expiring at the end of the season.

According to a report, a host of English clubs are keen on a loan.

Rangers defender nears exit

George Edmundson is on the verge of leaving Rangers for Derby County.

The centre-back is reportedly having a medical ahead of a loan switch.

Edmundson has fallen out of favour at Ibrox.

Stevie Mallan’s is nearing an exit from Hibs.

The midfielder is having a medical at Malatyaspor ahead of a move to Turkey, reports STV’s Sheelagh McLaren.

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