A full round-up of the Hearts/Hibs news making the headlines this morning, as well as stories from the rest of Scotland and beyond.
Hearts bid for Donnelly
Hearts are making a late offer for Swansea City hitman Rory Donnelly, with a possible loan-deal for the Northern Ireland U-21 player in the works.
Midfielder Adam King’s switch to Swansea has opened up the potential for the administration-hit club to bring in a replacement under the SPFL ‘one out, one in’ guidelines, despite the league-imposed transfer ban. (Sun)
Loan move for Watmore
Hibs could also be set to agree a loan deal for Sunderland kid Duncan Watmore.
The English club are keen for the 19-year-old to gain first team experience. (Sun)
Oldham want MacDonald
Oldham Athletic are said to be ready to swoop for Hearts keeper Jamie MacDonald, ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.
The £30,000 offer would leave Hearts with Mark Ridgers as first choice in goal. (Daily Express)
Haynes heads to Hibs
Hibs are set to sign Notts County striker Danny Haynes on loan until the end of the season.
Haynes, a 26-year-old Londoner, has scored four goals in 23 appearances for the Midlands club this season. (Full story in today’s Edinburgh Evening News)
Griffiths war goes on
Neil Lennon says he is looking at other strike options, as Wolves attempt to drive a hard bargain for Leigh Griffiths.
The Celtic boss has had two offers rejected for the former Hibs favourite. (Daily Express)
Riordan at Carlisle
Ex-Hibs hitman Derek Riordan has made another stop in his ongoing journey to find a club, as he goes on trial at Carlisle United.
Riordan’s fitness problems have scared off several would-be suitors as he hasn’t played since being dropped by Bristol Rovers more than a year ago .(Various)
• Celtic extended their unbeaten Scottish Premiership run to 23 games since the start of the season with a 4-0 thumping of Kilmarnock at Parkhead but Charlie Mulgrew insists the Hoops dressing room is unconcerned about making or breaking records.
• St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has admitted former Rangers striker Nacho Novo will arrive on trial after the Spaniard’s brief spell at Morton recently ended.
• Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho accused West Ham of playing 19th century football after a frustrating goalless draw at Stamford Bridge saw his side slip three points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.
• Manchester City are hoping for good news on the severity of Sergio Aguero’s hamstring injury - a blow softened for the Argentina international by moving top of the table at Tottenham.
• Newcastle are awaiting Lyon’s response after making a “substantial” bid for midfielder Clement Grenier, after Yohan Cabaye’s move to Paris St Germain was completed on Wednesday.