A Saturday without any competitive football in Scotland. It brings back painful memories of all those weeks and months without football. Yet, the coronavirus impact in the SPFL continues to be felt. Only three of the four scheduled Premiership matches went ahead on Friday evening following SIX positive tests at Kilmarnock.
However, the Saturday off can allow clubs to concentrate on the transfer window which will shut on Monday. Those final pieces of the puzzle can be put in place with many clubs looking to do business in the next 72 hours or so.
Scroll down and click through for Saturday’s transfer gossip and SPFL news. Be sure to check in again tomorrow for more of the same.
1. Hibs set to complete Magennis deal
Hibs are set to sign Kyle Magennis from St Mirren. The Buddies accepted a third bid for the midfielder and he was in attendance at Easter Road as Hibs defeated Hamilton 3-2 on Friday night. The player completed part of his medical. (Evening News)
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2. Ross rules out Wintle move
Jack Ross has ruled out a move for Crewe Alexandra midfielder Ryan Wintle, however. The Hibs boss responded to speculation that the club had made a £200,000 offer for the 23-year-old. Ross is happy with his squad once the addition of Magennis is confirmed. (Evening News)
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3. Kilmarnock set for coronavirus investigation
Kilmarnock could have to forfeit three points if an investigation from the SPFL finds a serious breach of protocol into six of the club’s players testing positive for coronavirus. Friday’s league encounter with Motherwell was postponed with the full-squad isolating for between 10 and 14 days. Killie may be forced to pull out of the Betfred Cup. (Scottish Sun)
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4. €12m ace rejects Celtic
Juventus defender Mattia De Sciglio has rejected a move to Celtic. The versatile full-back is a bit-part player for the Italian giants. An Italy international, De Sciglio cost Juve €12m from AC Milan in 2017. However, despite reports of moves from Celtic and Aston Villa he won't be joining either side. (Nicolo Schira)
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