LiveScottish football transfer news live: Celtic, Hearts, Hibs, Rangers and more chase signings

The latest happenings in Scottish football throughout Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

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The row over Celtic’s mid-season trip to Dubai doesn’t look like being resolved any time soon while Rangers prospect Kai Kennedy looks likely to sign a new deal at Ibrox before spending the second half of the season on loan at Raith Rovers. The Gers attacker had been with Raith’s Championship rivals Inverness CT but Covid-19 living conditions supposedly prevented the teenager from settling in the Highlands.

Hibs are on the cusp of announcing the signing of former Motherwell defender-midfielder Chris Cadden while Hearts are also looking to bolster their squad. However, former Tynecastle forward Gavin Reilly won’t be returning to Gorgie as the former St Mirren striker has agreed an 18-month deal with Livingston after leaving English side Carlisle United.

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There will be plenty more to come this evening and across the country in the world of Scottish football.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 05 January, 2021, 17:47

  • News from across Scottish football on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Stoke eye Scotland internationalist

Stoke City are reportedly keeping tabs on Scotland full-back Stephen O’Donnell, according to the Daily Record

Rangers prospect Kai Kennedy will join Raith Rovers on loan for the second half of the season and looks set to sign a new deal at Ibrox, according to The Sun

DONE DEAL: Lions snap up Reilly

After being tipped for a return to Scottish football upon leaving Carlisle United, former Hearts and St Mirren forward Gavin Reilly has penned an 18-month deal with Livingston.

Gavin Reilly looks set for a move back to Scotland after departing Carlisle United.

Rangers winger Kai Kennedy will leave Inverness upon completion of his six-month loan deal.

The young winger has caught the eye in the Highlands and has been urged to sign a new deal at Ibrox by Steven Gerrard.

First Minister’s response

Nicola Sturgeon was asked about Celtic’s Dubai trip during her daily press conference

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I think there are things that should be looked into.

Elite sport has been in a  privileged position and as long as that is the case, it is really important they don’t abuse it and use it for the purpose intended. That applies to Celtic as it would anyone else in that position.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Ex-Killie man on the move

Canadian international Liam Millar has joined Charlton on loan from Liverpool.

The attacking midfielder had a loan spell at Kilmarnock under Steve Clarke

He’s had spells in charge of Anderlecht, Belgium and Sporting Lisbon and formerly had Kemar Roofe under his charge.

Rangers Europa League foes Royal Antwerp appoint Kemar Roofe's former coach

Steven Gerrard will pit his wits against a three-time Belgian league winner when Rangers face Royal Antwerp in the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League next month.

Shane Duffy has flown home from Celtic’s mid-week training camp in Dubai.

The Brighton defender has been heavily touted for a move back to England.

Motherwell prepare to sign Kelly

Motherwell have let Jordan Archer move to Middlesbrough, and with Trevor Carson out injured they are set to sign up former Rangers goalkeeper Liam Kelly from QPR, according to the72.co.uk and our sister title, The Motherwell Times

Club investment opportunity

Rangers fan group CLub 1872 has announced its first share purchase from former Rangers chairman Dave King.

They’ve taken on 1.25m of his shares, but also agreed an amendment to their previous deal which could see the group buy into Rangers direct, if a share issue proceeds as discussed at the club AGM last year.

Club 1872 ready to invest in Rangers after buying first group of Dave King's shares

Rangers fan group Club 1872 has bought its first tranche of shares from former chairman Dave King and crossed a crucial shareholding threshold.

There are plenty of headlines to go through this morning, and here’s the latest from around the newspapers and websites this morning in our daily ‘Rumour Mill’.

Good morning, and welcome to the Scotsman’s live blog, covering all the events in Scottish football today, Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

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