Transfer Deadline Day: EN4 News live updates

The January transfer window closes across the UK at 11pm tonight. Keep up to date with all the Scottish transfer news, plus some updates from elsewhere, this afternoon at EN4 News.

Scottish transfer news to keep an eye on:

  • Alfredo Morelos could move away from Rangers today as Chinese clubs remain interested
  • Aberdeen and Celtic are expected to sign a goalkeeper by the end of the day
  • Hearts have an eye on two players as the deadline fast approaches
  • Scotland international Chris Martin is expected to move clubs this afternoon
  • Hibs might show an interest in a former midfielder

THAT’S IT FROM EN4 NEWS ON DEADLINE DAY! Thanks for keeping updated with us this afternoon.


Big news on that domino effect in England today.

Michy Batshuayi has joined Borussia Dortmund from Chelsea on loan.

Olivier Giroud has joined Chelsea from Arsenal.


Another one in at Ross County! The Staggies have signed Max Melbourne on loan from West Brom until May.


Rangers are reportedly looking at Swansea striker Oli McBurnie on loan. The young forward is a Rangers fan. Burnley are also interested.


St Johnstone have signed Manchester United midfielder Matty Willock on loan for the rest of the season.


Dundee have signed two players. Dan Jeffries and Cedwyn Scott have joined from Colchester United and Huddersfield respectively.

Meanwhile, Ross County are in talks to sign Matias Kait on loan from Fulham.


What’s happening with Alfredo Morelos?

Here’s the latest from Sky Sports.


East Fife have signed Livingston midfielder Matthew Knox until the end of the season on loan.


Kilmarnock have announced the signing of right back Aaron Simpson from Wolves until the end of the season.


Ross County have confirmed the signing of Liam Fontaine from Hibs on a free transfer.

Hibs have just tweeted about the recent departures today.


Hibs have confirmed that striker Anthony Stokes and defender Liam Fontaine have been released by mutual consent.

Fontaine has been linked with Ross County in the morning papers. Stokes had fallen out with manager Neil Lennon during a winter break training camp in Portugal.


Kilmarnock have released goalkeeper Cammy Bell by mutual consent.


Hamilton Accies have signed 20-year-old midfielder Charlie Scott from Manchester United on loan until the end of the season.


St Mirren have completed the signing of Falkirk’s Myles Hippolyte. The Buddies are top of the Championship table and are looking to add to their goals tally. The player joins on an 18-month contract.


Hibs have been linked with a couple of players today. Scott Allan, currently on loan at Dundee, might return to the club if a deal is agreed with Celtic. Also, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, the former Cardiff and Ipswich midfielder, has been speculated to join on loan.

The latter is unlikely to go through, however.


In England, Manchester City have made an increased offer to sign Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez.


It has all gone quiet in Scotland over the last hour!

Here’s some of the major English transfer stories since 2pm:

  • West Ham United have had a bid rejected for Anderlecht midfielder Leon Dendoncker
  • Leicester striker Islam Slimani has arrived in Newcastle ahead of a loan move
  • Crystal Palace have made a bid of £16m to Lille for their forward Ibrahim Amadou
  • Didier Ndong is due to finalise his loan move from Sunderland to Watford today following the completion of his medical
  • Sky Sports have reported that Andy King could leave Leicester to join Swansea City on loan
  • Riyad Mahrez forcing a move away from Leicester has led to his team mates becoming angered at the forward’s actions
  • Everton should complete the signing of Eliaquim Mangala from Everton by the end of the day


Dunfermline Athletic have signed Wolves’ Daniel Armstrong on loan until the end of the season.


English transfers update:

Riyad Mahrez is on the verge of a move from Leicester to Manchester City. Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi are involved in a transfer saga as Aubameyang’s switch to Arsenal means Batshuayi could replace him there and Giroud could replace Batshuayi at Chelsea. Stoke City, who are managed by ex-Scotland international Paul Lambert, are expected to sign Badou Ndiaye from Galatasaray for £15m as the midfielder passes a medical.

Former Hamilton defender Stephen Hendrie has signed for Lanarkshire rivals Motherwell
Credit: Sky Sports


St Johnstone have signed Fulham winger George Williams on loan until the end of the season. The Perth club are hoping to make another signing today.


Motherwell have completed the signing of ex-Hamilton left back Stephen Hendrie. The player signs on loan for the rest of the season from Southend United and could be included in their match with Hibernian this evening.


Rangers were heavily linked with West Brom youngster Tyler Roberts earlier this month but he has completed a move to Leeds United for an undisclosed fee.


In England, Tottenham Hotspur are minutes away from announcing Lucas Moura’s transfer from PSG.


Hearts might be interested in signing the Angolan midfielder Joaquim Adao from FC Sion on loan. The player is believed to be keen on a move to Scotland.

Meanwhile, there could be interest from Hearts in Dundee striker Marcus Haber should Kyle Lafferty leave the club before the deadline.


Scotland international Chris Martin is expected to sign for Reading  today. Derby County have agreed to let the ex-Fulham striker join the Royals on loan for the rest of the season.

Hearts are interested in Sion’s Joaquim Adao
Credit: Le Nouvelliste


Rangers are reported to have rejected a £7.5m bid from Chinese club Beijing Renhe for Alfredo Morelos. However, the club have signed Norwich City under-23 midfielder Glenn Middleton for their development squad. The player is known to Rangers manager Graeme Murty who was formerly a coach at Norwich City’s academy.

Hibernian have completed the signing of 22-year-old striker Florian Kamberi from Grasshoppers Zurich on loan for the rest of the season.

Aberdeen have allowed young defender Sam Robertson to leave the club.

Kilmarnock’s Daniel Higgins has completed a loan move to Airdrieonians until the end of the season.

Celtic’s latest bid for Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson was rejected, with the fee believed to be around £375,000.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has completed his move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund. The transfer is expected to start a domino effect as Michy Batshuayi is lined up to replace him in Germany, but only if Chelsea let him go. That will happen if they can sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal – which is now possible following the Aubameyang deal. (Source: Sky Sports)

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