Scottish Transfer Deadline Day LIVE: Rangers star update | Hibs sign international | Aberdeen linked with winger

It’s a day that many football fans live for, with wild rumours, done deals and last minute negotiations as clubs look to strengthen on the last day of the transfer window.

Rangers are looking to strengthen with reports suggesting that a move for Standard Liege midfielder Nicolas Raskin could be close, while Celtic having secured a number of players over the window may look to trim some of the squad. Giorgos Giakoumakis is expected to depart, while there has been some late interest in defender Stephen Welsh.

Aberdeen, Hibs, Hearts and Dundee United could all do some late business with Tony Watt potentially moving on deadline day. Other teams around the league as we look to keep you up to date with the latest transfers rumours and round ups in our live blog. We’ll also bring you the big Deadline Day moves from down south throughout the day.

Scottish Transfer Deadline Day LIVE: Raskin to Rangers latest | Hibs weigh up second Jonny Williams bid | Newcastle sign Scotland Under-21 defender

Good morning and welcome to our live blog - it’s the calm before the storm - with Deadline Day upon us. We’re expecting a number of deals to be completed throughout the day as we look to keep you up to date with the latest transfers rumours and round ups in our live blog.

What better way to get to grips with Deadline Day than looking at what we can expect throughout the day

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Hibs are weighing up a move for Swindon Town midfielder Jonny Williams.

The 29-year-old playmaker, who has been capped 33 times for Wales and was in the squad for last year’s World Cup, is out of contract at the end of the current season and is being eyed as a potential signing on Deadline Day.

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It appears that former Celtic strike Moussa Dembele is in demand, with numerous reports suggesting Southampton have had a bid accepted for the Lyon striker.

The bid is believed to be in the region of £3m, with the striker set to be a free agent in the summer.

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It’s been a bit of a saga, but Nicolas Raskin is the most likely arrival at Ibrox today. Michael Beale was effusive in his praise of the “sought-after” Belgian midfielder as he confirmed the club are getting “closer”.

Acquiring central midfielder Nicolas Raskin from Standard Liege could result in ending Sands’ loan six months early.

Hibs have rejected a bid from Wigan Athletic for their prized striker Kevin Nisbet.

Their offer for the 25-year-old hitman fell short of Hibs’ valuation of the player and he in the Highlands with the club’s first-team squad preparing for Tuesday night’s cinch Premiership match against Ross County.

One to keep an eye on today is managerless Aberdeen.

The Dons will be looking to strengthen following a poor run of results that saw Jim Goodwin lose his job.

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We previewed what Deadline Day could look like for every club in the top flight

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is not expecting a busy transfer deadline day. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is not expecting a busy transfer deadline day. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is not expecting a busy transfer deadline day. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

While Celtic may have strengthened, could there be some outgoings from the club today as the squad looks to get trimmed down?

Giorgos Giakoumakis has been left out of the Celtic squad for the past two fixtures as he looks to seal a move away from the club, while Yosuke Ideguchi could also see a move from the league leaders.

There has also been some late interest in Stephen Welsh with Sheffield United keen on signing the defender.

While there is significant interest in what happens on Deadline Day in Scotland, we will also keep an eye on any major developments down south. After all who saw Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich coming?

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Manchester City are not expected to be busy on deadline day despite the shock proposed loan move of Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich.Manchester City are not expected to be busy on deadline day despite the shock proposed loan move of Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich.
Manchester City are not expected to be busy on deadline day despite the shock proposed loan move of Joao Cancelo to Bayern Munich.
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