Scottish Football Deadline Day LIVE: Aaron Ramsey nears Rangers move, Hibs want Man City winger, Celtic defender heads out, Dundee want Leicester City right-back, when does Scotland’s transfer window shut

Celtic and Hearts made inroads before the New Year with the former announcing a triple signing from the J-League, while the latter added Australian wing-back Nathaniel Atkinson.

It was a portent for a very busy start to the transfer window with Premiership clubs having taken an early winter break due to the restrictions placed on crowds. The rescheduled pause allowed teams to focus on bringing in players they resumed action in the middle of January.

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As expected the market slowed down on the top-flight’s return before picking back up again in the final few days.

Brandon Barker could return to Hibs. Picture: SNS

There will be a focus on Rangers and their pursuit of John Souttar. The Hearts centre-back has signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Ibrox side in the summer but they may return with a second offer to bring the defender in this month, especially having shipped three goals against Ross County.

Across the city, it will likely be about those departing Celtic, while Hearts, Hibs and Aberdeen are all likely to be looking at forward players. The Dons will also be looking to hold on to teenage star Calvin Ramsay.

We will have all the latest transfer news and speculation throughout the day.

Last updated: Monday, 31 January, 2022, 17:41

Bad news for Celtic, brilliant news for Rangers, it just shows how those two teams have come on and how big those two clubs are. [Wales could] be playing Scotland in the World Cup qualifier and a Scottish team are trying to give him game time – I don’t think that makes much sense.

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Blackburn have sanctioned a loan deal for Connor McBride to join Queen’s Park.

The striker spent his formative years at Falkirk but couldn’t quite make the step into the first-team under Peter Houston before moving to Celtic and then on to Ewood Park under former Parkhead boss Tony Mowbray.

McBride also had a spell on loan at Stenhousemuir.

Rangers deal – the background

Rangers’ sporting director Ross Wilson explains the background to the recruitment of Rangers’ only deadline day signing… so far.

The defender is heading to Belgium after just one appearance.

Should Ron Gordon be organizing a traffic controller on Easter Road this evening? There is plenty happening at Hibs with a Manchester City target potentially coming in… a first team star potentially leaving AND another potentially staying.

Juventus exit – CONFIRMED

Seems to be a few departures from Turin today an another has been confirmed – it’s NOT the one we’re following in Scotsman HQ.

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Dejan Kulusevski – their second recruit from the Bianconeri today.

Antonio Conte has also raided Serie A for Rodrigo Bentacur.

Former Motherwell defender Ben Hall has had his contract at Falkirk canceled by mutual consent.

The Northern Irishman was linked with a return to his homeland this morning.

Rangers have confirmed a deal…. but it’s not Aaron Ramsey.

Poland under-21 defender Mateusz Zukowski has joined from Lechia Gdansk – he’ll take Nathan Patterson’s spot as right-back rival to James Tavernier.

James McPake wants to strengthen his Dundee defence.

The club have signed Ricki Lamie to a pre-contract and would like the Motherwell defender to arrive this month.

Now, they are in talks to add Leicester City’s right-back Vontae Daley-Campbell.

Drey Wright set for Hibs stay as Barker a possible option

St Johnstone are keen on signing the winger from Hibs.

That deal is unlikely, however, with Wright seen as a part of Shaun Maloney’s squad going forward.

Someone who could be returning to Hibs, however, is Brandon Barker.

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