LiveScottish football transfer LIVE: Rangers wary of losing three stars this summer, Celtic set to miss out on January signing target, Hearts man allowed to leave club, Hibs near first January signing

Scottish football transfer news and gossip on Monday, January 4.

Rangers right-back and captain James Tavernier. Picture: SNS
Rangers right-back and captain James Tavernier. Picture: SNS

With the first Scottish Premiership weekend in the books, attention now turns to what each of Scotland’s clubs will be doing in the January transfer window.

Celtic may be 19 points behind in the title race but they’re still expected to make some moves in the current window as they refuse to give up on their hopes of catching Rangers before the season’s end.

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Steven Gerrard’s men aren’t expected to make too many splashes as they don’t want to upset the equilibrium with such a major advantage in the league. However, expect a couple of ins and outs over the course of the month.

Hearts have already been vocal in their desire to improve the squad in January, while Hibs already look set to add to their team.

Scottish football transfer LIVE: Monday, January 4

Last updated: Monday, 04 January, 2021, 17:54

Thomas Robert on transfer speculation

Airdrieonians star Thomas Robert has reponded to transfer speculation linking him with a umber of clubs in the SPFL, including Celtic and Rangers.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: "The most important thing is first of all to prove myself with Airdrie and after, of course, it's a dream for me to play with a big team like Celtic, Rangers or in the English Premier League."

Old Firm target hands in transfer request

Siriki Dembele, who has been linked with Celtic and Rangers, has handed in a transfer request.

The Peterborough United forward is the brother of Celtic starlet Karamoko.

He has impressed for the Posh this campaign attracting interest from north and south of the border.

The club’s co-owner Darragh MacAnthony said: “Every player in League One is for sale, but only at the right price. Siriki won’t be going anywhere unless we receive an acceptable offer."

St Johnstone sign Brown

The former Livingston loanee replaces Danny McNamara in Perth.

Celtic could be set to lose out on signing

Reports in Turkey state that Celtic target Bright Osayi-Samuel could make a January transfer window switch to Fenerbahce. The QPR winger has been on Neil Lennon’s radar after turning down the offer of a new contract with his current deal set to expire this summer. (Bursa Hakimiyet)

Rangers wary of losing three stars in summer

Rangers are bracing for life without James Tavernier, Borna Barisic and Connor Goldson as the Ibrox side face mounting interest in the trio from clubs south of the border. However, the Scottish Premiership leaders will not be prepared to sell in January as they look to clinch their first top-flight title in 10 years. (Football Insider)

Hibs set to sign Cadden

Hibs expect to wrap up the signing of former Motherwell player Chris Cadden within the next few days. The 24-year-old, who came through the Fir Park youth ranks, made over 130 first team appearances for the Steelmen before quitting the Premiership in July 2019. (Evening News)

Zlamal can leave Hearts

Hearts have told Czech goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal he can leave Tynecastle Park this month if he finds a new club. The 35-year-old has not played since Robbie Neilson was appointed manager last June and is out of contract this summer. (Evening News)

Motherwell reach out to Wright

Motherwell have reached out to Tommy Wright about the possibility of the Northern Irishman becoming their new manager. The 57-year-old has been out of work since leaving St Johnstone in the summer. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic blow over Forster

Any hope of Celtic convincing Fraser Forster to return in the January transfer window have taken a significant blow as the previously out-of-favour Southampton keeper has been given the chance to stake a claim as the club’s No.1 following a positive Covid-19 test from Alex McCarthy. (Scottish Sun)

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