Scottish Football RECAP: Rangers star set for medical ahead, Celtic target trains with club, Aberdeen could exit today

The clock is ticking down on the transfer window with clubs running out of time to complete any business they want before Monday's midnight close.

All the latest from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS

The market in Scottish football has witnessed a surge in movement with plenty more expected. it showed its propensity to surprise with deals out of the blue when Jeremie Frimpoing completed a switch to Bayer Leverkusen from Celtic during the week and then Jason Cummings pitched up at Dundee on Thursday in what was quite the coup for the Championship side.

It is set to have a knock-on effect with Neil Lennon keen to add a defender to his squad. He is not the only one eyeing signings with Hearts boss Robbie Neilson hoping for a couple more, while any players sales could impact business done by clubs.

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Both Hibs and Aberdeen have been subject to bids for star players. If the offers are deemed too good to turn down Jack Ross and Derek McInnes may be left scrambling to fill the hole left in their respective squads by departures as they challenge for third place with Livingston roaring up not far behind.

It could be set up for a hectic transfer deadline day, the such which excites a certain yellow-decked broadcaster. It will follow a weekend of football with nine fixtures from the Premiership and Championship which are all being played on Saturday.

We will have all the latest from around the SPFL throughout the day as and when it happens, including all the transfer speculation.

Scottish Football RECAP: January 29, 2021

Last updated: Friday, 29 January, 2021, 22:13

  • Manager speaks on Hibs & Aberdeen striker interest
  • Celtic target update
  • Ex-Hearts starlet joins league rivals
  • Rangers star to undergo medical

Hello and welcome back to the live blog.

We will have all the latest from around the SPFL throughout the day.

Ex-Hearts youngster on the move

Dundee United midfielder Adam King is set to join Raith Rovers on loan for the remainder of the season.

The former Hearts youngster has not featured for the club in the Premiership this season.

Raith hope to get the deal done ahead of the Dundee clash on Saturday, according to the Daily Record.

Cosgrove set for Dons exit

Sam Cosgrove could leave Aberdeen today, report the Scottish Sun.

An offer of £2million has reportedly been accepted by the Dons from Birmingham City.

Celtic target update

Celtic are trying to seal a deal this month for Preston ace Ben Davies.

A pre-contract has reportedly been agreed between the parties.

According to Alan Nixon, Davies is training with Preston this morning.

Birmingham boss gives striker update

Birmingham City boss Aitor Karanka is hopeful of landing a striker with Sam Cosgrove and Kevin Nisbet linked with the Championship club.

"It is a difficult question, 60-70 per cent I am confident that somebody is going to come.”

Aitor Karanka

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Big changes at Celtic...

Peter Lawwell will leave Celtic in the summer and will be replaced by Dominic McKay from Scottish Rugby.

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Celtic fans and Scottish football as a whole woke to the news that Peter Lawwell was leaving his position as chief executive at Parkhead.

Rangers star in medical ahead of move

Rangers winger Jordan Jones is set to undergo a medical ahead of his move to Sunderland, according to a report.

The Norther Irishman will depart on a loan deal for the remainder of the season.

McInnes confirms Cosgrove talks

The Scottish football association have issued notices of complaint over two incidents over the past week.

Robbie Neilson will face a charge on February 18 - more here

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Six games scheduled to be the final fixtures before the SPFL Premiership split, have been moved and brought forward to next month, taking advantage of the blank weekend created by the Scottish Cup’s ongoing suspension, in line with the lower leagues.

Celtic or Tottenham will have to find a seven-figure sum to prise reported target Kyle Joseph away from Wigan, according to our sister title Wigan Today.

The Latics will not ‘welcome’ any bids for the forward, the club’s administrator has said, but admitted everyone has a price.

If someone came in with a million quid up front we might have a decision to make.

Paul Stanley

Blackpool were also linked with the Scotland under-21 but Seasiders’ manager Neil Critchley said ‘Celtic, Rangers and Tottenham - a whole host of big clubs’ were looking at the forward.

Kilmarnock have confirmed two members of the playing staff have tested positive for coronavirus - however the team is still expected to play against St Johnstone tomorrow.

To sell, or not to sell? That is the question for Jack Ross. 

And Hibs know to their 2010 cost the perils of doing business late in the transfer window

Hibs facing Kevin Nisbet and Ryan Porteous conundrum - with an Anthony Stokes tale to look back on

As it stands, there is a lot on the line for Kevin Nisbet and Ryan Porteous as they wait to see where they will be playing out the remainder of this season.

Sunderland and Stewart

Ross County have reportedly rejected a £120,000 bid for Ross Stewart, from Sunderland.

The striker was previously on the radar of Hibs and Aberdeen, but the Black Cats’ attempts to steal a march on their transfer rivals has fallen, says Football Insider

John Hughes has already put a half-million price tag on the striker, who goes out of contract in the summer.

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