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It’s the final countdown for the transfer window as the trade deadline looms large at midnight.

By David Oliver
Monday, 1st February 2021, 5:52 pm
Updated Monday, 1st February 2021, 7:28 pm
Aberdeen have been working to bring replacements in to Pittodrie this evening. (SNS Group Craig Williamson)
Aberdeen have been working to bring replacements in to Pittodrie this evening. (SNS Group Craig Williamson)

Clubs have been hurriedly finalising the last of their deals to see them through the remainder of the season and it’s been a busy day so far, all across the country.

Many clubs will have already been involved in deals throughout the day with Aberdeen, Celtic and Hearts adding players, while for Hibs and Rangers it has been more about players leaving, or potential departures – though incoming deals are not quite out of the question as we enter this evening.

Ross County have been boosted by £300,000 of Ross Stewart’s transfer fee but along with Motherwell, Dundee United and Hamilton the Staggies have been fairly quiet so far – will John Hughes have a big reveal to rival his Falkirk capture of Kasper Schmeichel on deadline day 2007?

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There hasn’t been a big name move… yet. But the night is still young and the chance to make the headline move in this transfer window is very much still there. There was a flurry of activity early on in January but then transfer business took a back seat as Celtic’s controversial Dubai trip took centre stage, alongside news that all football below the Scottish Championship was being postponed.

Clubs have until midnight to get deals over the line – or wait until the summer. Pre-contracts can still be agreed after the window shuts, while players who are free agents before the deadline can also still move.

We will have all the latest from around the SPFL throughout the day and right up to and past the midnight deadline.

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Celtic keen on Spurs defender

Celtic have set their sights on Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga.

The 21-year-old has played a handful of times for Spurs and is wanted by other Premier League sides, according to Sky Sports.

Hearts linked with midfielder

Hearts are eyeing a move for midfielder Aaron McEneff, according to a report in Ireland.

The highly-rated 25-year-old is under contract with Shamrock Rovers until the end of the season.

English Championship clubs are also keen.

DONE DEAL: Hearts sign winger

Hearts sign winger Gervane Kastaneer on loan from Coventry City

Hearts today completed the signing of winger Gervane Kastaneer on loan from Coventry City.

DONE DEAL: Motherwell land midfielder on permanent deal

Hearts eye six-figure midfield deal

Hearts are leading the race for in-demand Irish midfielder Aaron McEneff.

Hearts set for six-figure deal to sign Shamrock Rovers midfielder Aaron McEneff

Hearts are close to agreeing a deal for Shamrock Rovers midfielder Aaron McEneff.

Motherwell eye midfielder - Rangers also keen

Motherwell are planning a move for Blackpool midfielder Ethan Robson.

The former Dundee loanee has been a key player for the Tangerines since joining from Sunderland.

According to a report, Rangers are keeping a eye on the situation and could move for Robson.

Rangers target on verge of move

Nnamdi Ofoborh will join Wycombe Wanderers on loan from Bournemouth, according to a report.

The midfielder is wanted by numerous English clubs as well as Rangers who have held talks regarding a pre-contract agreement.

The Ibrox club are still hopeful of a deal even if he moves on loan to another side for the remainder of the season.

Rangers trio could exit

The Athletic’s Rangers correspondent Jordan Campbell reports midfielder Jamie Barjonas is set to move to partner club Orange County SC on a permanent deal.

He could be joined by Rhys Breen, who spent time with Partick Thistle, and Jack Thomson.

Kilmarnock are still looking to push through some late deals despite parting company with manager Alex Dyer on Saturday.

Head of football operations James Fowler: "We were looking to add one or two players anyway before the manager left. That process has continued.

"Obviously it's not ideal if you have not got a manager and it can make it a bit more of a challenge, but we have identified the positions and certain players we would like to try and get done."

Late night at St Mirren Park

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin is looking for one defender to complete his January business.

"It's always a late night, we will be here until the window closes and we will see what happens," he said.

"We are working on one or two things. It's not the end of the world if we don't get one in but I do think we need a little bit more cover in the back line, a left-sided defender preferably because we lack a little bit of balance at times."

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