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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Celtic keen on Spurs defender

Celtic have set their sights on Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga.

The 21-year-old has played a handful of times for Spurs and is wanted by other Premier League sides, according to Sky Sports.

Hearts linked with midfielder

Hearts are eyeing a move for midfielder Aaron McEneff, according to a report in Ireland.

The highly-rated 25-year-old is under contract with Shamrock Rovers until the end of the season.

English Championship clubs are also keen.

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Hearts are leading the race for in-demand Irish midfielder Aaron McEneff.

Motherwell eye midfielder - Rangers also keen

Motherwell are planning a move for Blackpool midfielder Ethan Robson.

The former Dundee loanee has been a key player for the Tangerines since joining from Sunderland.

According to a report, Rangers are keeping a eye on the situation and could move for Robson.

Rangers target on verge of move

Nnamdi Ofoborh will join Wycombe Wanderers on loan from Bournemouth, according to a report.

The midfielder is wanted by numerous English clubs as well as Rangers who have held talks regarding a pre-contract agreement.

The Ibrox club are still hopeful of a deal even if he moves on loan to another side for the remainder of the season.

Rangers trio could exit

The Athletic’s Rangers correspondent Jordan Campbell reports midfielder Jamie Barjonas is set to move to partner club Orange County SC on a permanent deal.

He could be joined by Rhys Breen, who spent time with Partick Thistle, and Jack Thomson.

Kilmarnock are still looking to push through some late deals despite parting company with manager Alex Dyer on Saturday.

Head of football operations James Fowler: "We were looking to add one or two players anyway before the manager left. That process has continued.

"Obviously it's not ideal if you have not got a manager and it can make it a bit more of a challenge, but we have identified the positions and certain players we would like to try and get done."

Late night at St Mirren Park

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin is looking for one defender to complete his January business.

"It's always a late night, we will be here until the window closes and we will see what happens," he said.

"We are working on one or two things. It's not the end of the world if we don't get one in but I do think we need a little bit more cover in the back line, a left-sided defender preferably because we lack a little bit of balance at times."

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