Scottish football transfer news: Celtic want £4m Liverpool ace, Rangers put £15m on star, Hearts put ex-Celtic striker on trial, Hibs close to double signing, Aberdeen fail to move to top scorer in rivals

Quite a few clubs in the league have tried to get their squad deals done early, leading to a busy start to the transfer window.

Here is the latest news and speculation surrounding the SPFL:

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Ex-Celt in court at Hearts

Hearts have taken a former Celtic forward to court in an attempt to sign the player for the club’s B team. The Capital team will field a second team in the Lowland League and have jumped at the chance to take over Jaden Ferguson to link up with Steven Naismith’s side. Robbie Neilson said: “Naisy is just looking at him. He trained with us yesterday, now he stays in the B team squad. We need to recruit for this area, so we’ll probably add a few Tralists to this group over the next few weeks.” (evening news)

Rangers will ask £15m for Alfredo Morelos. The Colombian, as he has been in most transfer windows, has been heavily linked with a move from Ibrox. Both Seville and Besiktas were mentioned as possible destinations. Rangers have not received an offer for their Talisman, who is in the final year of his contract. (The Scot)

The latest Scottish football news and transfer speculation. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

Celtic have their sights set on Liverpool defender Ben Davies. The centre-back is available this summer as he is not in Jurgen Klopp’s plans. Davies, a previous Celtic target, made a mid-season move to Anfield in 2021. However, he is yet to play a game for the club and spent last season at Sheffield United. Liverpool are reported to want £4m for the left centre-back, who could fill the void left by Liam Scales and offer competition in defence, with Middlesbrough also being credited with an interest. (Liverpool echo)

McGeady wanted to sign for Hibs – and another

Aiden McGeady will undergo a medical in Hibs on Friday before signing for the Easter Road Club. The veteran winger will reunite with manager Lee Johnson after his spell at Sunderland. He is expected to join the squad for the pre-season trip to Portugal when they leave on Sunday. The Irishman could be joined by another new signing, with Hibs keen to close the deal with a striker target. (The Scot)

Rangers ace shortlisted by EPL clubs

Brighton and Hove Albion have put Rangers star Glen Kamara on a shortlist of players to replace Yves Bissouma, who has joined Tottenham Hotspur. The Finn impressed for the Ibrox club in the run to the Europa League final. The Seagulls’ director of football is former Rangers player and coach David Weir. They could face competition from Germany, however, as RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt have also been touted as possible options for Kamara, who faced the Bundesliga duo in Europe last season. (90 mins)

Hibs striker surplus as needed

When players come to Hibs, others leave. Christian Doidge has been told he can find a new club despite signing a new contract in November last year. The forward has been linked with a move to Dundee in January and has since been touted as a possible signing for Dundee United, now managed by former Hibs boss Jack Ross. The Welshman is understood to be keen on staying in Scotland. Goalkeepers David Mitchell and Matt Macey have already left the club, as has Paul McGinn, while Darren McGregor has joined the Hibs development team as a player/coach. (The Scot/Various)

Rangers are “confident” they can make a significant profit by selling Joe Aribo this summer. The Nigerian midfielder is in the final year of his contract and has interest from the Premier League, with Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace mentioned in some reports as potential buyers. It is understood that the club is relaxed about their contract situation. (Joshua Barri/Ranger’s Review)

Boyce doesn’t go to Dons

Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin has played down talk of interest in Hearts forward Liam Boyce. The Dons have signed North Macedonia striker Bojan Miovski for more than £500,000 and Goodwin is keen to add more attacking options to his squad but the Northern Irishman, who was the top scorer at Tynecastle Park last season, is unlikely to be an option. Goodwin said: “I still think we need another striker but that could be a younger one, maybe even a loan forward. Liam Boyce is not on our radar.” (The Scot)

No Pittodrie move for forwards

However, the Dons have been without Norwegian striker Tobias Lauritsen. The 24-year-old has opted for Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam. Aberdeen had accepted an offer for the player but he traveled to the Netherlands to join the Eredivisie side alongside Odd’s teammate Joshua Kitolano. It is said to cost £600,000. (The Scot)

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