LiveScottish football transfer LIVE: Arsenal sign former Celtic target, new link for Frimpong, Bournemouth duo's 'minds are made up' on Rangers interest

News as it happens across Scottish football on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

Scottish Football LIVE - Wednesday, January 27

Six top-flight games take place in this evening’s full fixture card for the SPFL Scottish Premiership, and much is at stake.

But, coupled with the main event on the pitch clubs are also busily working on their squad plans for the final few months of the campaign as the January transfer window edges towards closure next Monday.

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Plenty happened yesterday and today looks set to be no different.

Jeremie Frimpong’s exit from Celtic could be confirmed with Neil Lennon using his pre-match press conference to reveal the Dutch defender is away in Germany, discussing a Bundesliga move to Bayer Leverkusen.

Across the city, Rangers have tied up a deal for Aberdeen’s Scott Wright to arrive in the summer – but both his present, and future managers have agreed it would be an ideal scenario for the player to move within the next week – but so far no deal has been agreed. Could one be on the way?

Transfer business will be coupled with Rangers’ tricky trip to Easter Road to face Hibs tonight and Jack Ross is looking for a reaction from his players after their Betfred Cup semi-final disappointment at the weekend.

While the Hibees are looking to bounce back, and so are St Mirren, Livingston and St Johnstone are looking to prolong their feelgood factor ahead of next months’ final with games against Kilmarnock and Aberdeen respectively.

Much is expected so scroll down for the latest from around the SPFL ahead of the midweek action.

Scottish football LIVE

Last updated: Wednesday, 27 January, 2021, 14:46

Wednesday January 27, 2021

Fiorentina have entered the race for Jeremie Frimpong according to the Daily Record.

Cesare Prandelli’s Serie A side have tabled an eight-figure sum to rival the £11.5m bid from Bayer Leverkusen.

Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt are reportedly playing hardball over their star striker Kasper Junker.

The forward hit 27 goals but his club are unwilling to sell after a bid from Serie A side Crotone and reported interest from Celtic, West Brom and Crystal Palace.

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One time Celtic target Martin Odegaard has signed for Arsenal on loan until the end of the season.

The Hoops had been interested in taking the Norwegian on loan from Real Madrid in 2015 when Ronny Deila was manager.

John Hughes has recrited 6’6" Joe Hilton from Blackburn Rovers, on loan.

The goalkeeper began his career at Manchester City and Everton and played three times for Fleetwood last year.

While moves are being made elsewhere, Robbie Neilson is very pleased with the one he made on Monday.

Here’s what he had to say after Armand Gnanduillet’s debut last night - read more

 I knew his physicality, I knew his physique, size and strength and no one else in Scotland has that.

If you deliver balls into the box he will take opportunities and he proved that.

Robbie Neilson, Hearts manager

Stevie Mallan will remain part of Jack Ross’ plans after the proposed move to Turkey fell through. 

The Hibs midfielder could be involved in tonight’s match with Rangers.

Rangers targets latest

Reported Rangers target Jack Simpson has “made up his mind” according to his manager at Bournemouth.

Jason Tindall also said another player linked with Ibrox talks Nnamdi Ofoborh is in “a similar position”

Former Celtic legend Lubo Moravcik has sent a tribute in memory of his former international and Celtic manager Dr Jozef Venglos, who died yesterday.

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Lubomir Moravcik has paid a heartfelt tribute to his mentor, Dr Jozef Venglos, who re-ignited his love for football by taking him to Celtic.

There’s a full card of fixtures tonight - here’s who is in charge of each game in the Premiership

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There’s a full SPFL Scottish Premiership card this week including Celtic hosting Hamilton and Rangers at Easter Road to face Hibs.

First things first, here’s your daily diet of the rumours, gossip and speculation from around the grounds and news outlets this morning.

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The end is in sight and teams are beginning to make moves after a slow start to the transfer market January window.

Hello and welcome to the Scotsman and Evening News’ live blog for Wednesday, January 27.

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