Scottish Football transfer RECAP: Rangers leapfrog Celtic with contract offer, Old Firm target summer move, Accies boss wants Lafferty, Hibs target could be sold

We are nearly into the fourth week of the January transfer window and unlike in England, Scottish football is not shaped or dominated by transfer news.
All the latest transfer news and more from around the SPFL. Picture: SNSAll the latest transfer news and more from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS
All the latest transfer news and more from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS

Whether it is because there is no blockbuster deals being talked about or if it is simply because the game north of the border is more interesting and has more substance than teams being rumoured to be wasting millions on a player they don’t need but is the flavour of the day and they want to give into their fans demands to sign somebody.

Scottish football continues to be dominated by Celtic’s Dubai trip. Now the controversy has moved on from the trip itself to Neil Lennon’s blistering press conference on Monday, just as the story appeared to be dying down. You’ll be hard pressed to find an ex-Celtic player who hasn’t had their say on it. Maybe Rafael Scheidt chime in with his take soon enough.

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The Celtic match with in-form Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Stadium on Wednesday night is eagerly anticipated.

On the transfer front, Livingston have added another, while Ross County are on the verge of completing deals. Rangers are, of course, keen on Aberdeen’s Scott Wright but nothing has been agreed. They have also been linked with doing deals for Preston duo Ben Davies and Daniel Johnson.

Hibs have been busy with three signings, while Hearts are also hopeful of taking their January business to three as well.

We will have all the latest from around the SPFL throughout the evening as and when it happens.

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Hello and welcome to The Scotsman’s live blog updating you throughout the day on everything going on in and around Scottish football.

First things first, here’s your daily diet of transfer rumours and gossip from around the grounds and news sites.

Predictably the Celtic manager is not far away from the headlines this morning after yesterday’s angry outburst in his first public appearance since the Hoops returned from Dubai.

t’s been a controversial topic for a manner of reasons - Andrew Smith heard what he had to say

Still on Celtic but away from the Dubai controversy, ex-Celtic and Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas has had his say on the club’s new manager.

Eddie Howe is the bookies’ favourite with rumours rife in Glasgow of his appointment, however the former Sky Sports pundit threw a few names into the mix from leftfield.

The morning after the press conference before

Former Rangers manager and current Talksport Breakfast show co-host Ally McCoist has had his say on Neil Lennon’s press conference after ‘watching it twice’ and he’s also again slated the club’s decision to go to Dubai in the first place

“What an own goal it is from Celtic, it’s absolutely remarkable.”

Ally McCoist, Talksport

Former Celtic player David Moyes has been linked with a move to his former club for Odsonne Edouard according to an agent and a source close to West Ham.

Rangers are reported to be in talks with ‘several’ players over future moves, including rumoured Preston duo Ben Davies and Daniel Johnson.

Aberdeen’s Scott Wright is a known target and has been publicly discussed by both clubs and a deal could be done sooner than the end of the season for the  winger.

Matt Macey’s move to Hibs has left a goalkeeping void at Arsenal.

The Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is said to now be looking to former Aberdeen and Kilmarnock loanee Freddi Woodman as back-up to Bernd Leno.

Player budget boost

Hbs fans are organising a whip-round ahead of the team’s trip to Hampden.

With games still being played behind closed doors, supporters are suggesting an innovative way of boosting the clubs player budget for the January transfer window 

 Jack Ross has already recruited three players -  but could do more with added funds

Olly Lee has spoken about his move from Hearts to Gillingham - and how he is hoping for a special delivery from the SPFL in the coming months.

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