LiveScottish Football LIVE: Quartet battle for £12m Celtic ace, Rangers 'target' €1.1m deal falls through, Leeds United unlikely to pay Ryan Kent £20m release clause, Hearts & Hibs latest

All the latest news, transfer speculation and more from around the SPFL

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 9:09 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 9:23 am
All the latest from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS
All the latest from around the SPFL. Picture: SNS

A week on Monday will finally see the transfer window close in Scotland after what has felt like a long slog of speculation, transfer saga, deals falling through, key men leaving and new stars arriving.

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Rangers: Get the latest team news, match previews and reports

There is still enough time for plenty of business to be done and there will be few surprises if there is a late rush from clubs in the final week and final days to add those final few pieces of the jigsaw, albeit wary that finances are an issue with fans unlikely back in grounds for months yet.

We will have all the latest from around Scottish football throughout the day as it happens, including transfer news.

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  • Quartet chase Ntcham
  • Rangers ‘target’ transfer snag
  • Ryan Kent latest

DONE DEAL: McKenna joins Forest

Leeds United chase Kent or Manchester United winger

Leeds United remain keen on Rangers star Ryan Kent.

According to a report, the winger has a £20m release clause but it is a value the Premier League side are unlikely to meet.

However, they are still expected to put in an increased bid from their first offer of £10m.

Another possible Leeds target is Manchester United star Dan James.

Celtic tipped to sign two

Ex-Celtic favourite Frank McAvennie has tipped Neil Lennon to sign tow players before the transfer window shuts.

Speaking to Football Insider about a move for Alfie Doughty, McAvennie reckons the Parkhead club know what they are doing as they seek to get the best deal for the club.

He said: "Over a million pound for left-back, unless they are 1 million per cent sure that he can come in and slot straight into the team, is a lot of money for a left-back in Scottish football. It is even more when you think about Covid and all of that.

“There are two weeks left and Celtic will go down to the wire, there is no point in moaning about it because they always do. They will buy a couple and then kick on.”

Snag in Rangers target’s deal

It was reported on Monday that Chris Willock was on the verge of completing a permanent move to Huddersfield Town.

The Benfica winger had been linked with Rangers this summer following his loan spell with the Terriers.

However, Portuguese paper O Jogo have revealed there has been a snag in the move with Huddersfield and Willock unable to agree terms for the €1.1m transfer.

Ntcham wanted by quartet

Celtic could face a fight to hold on to Olivier Ntcham.

The Frenchman is wanted by four clubs -  two in England and two in France - according to a report

Southampton have joined Premier League rivals West Brom while there is interest form the player’s native France with both Marseille and Lyon keen.

Ntcham would likely cost any team upwards of £10m.

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