Transfer deadline: Ramsey in Glasgow to conclude Rangers loan deal

The Ibrox club are trying to push through a loan deal before tonight’s midnight transfer deadline.

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Rangers are in talks to sign Aaron Ramsey, with the midfielder having touched down in Glasgow.

The Ibrox club have agreed a loan deal with Juventus and are trying to finalised the move before tonight’s midnight transfer deadline, with the Welsh international having fallen out of favour at the Italian club

Wolves, Burnley and Newcastle have been credited with interest in the 31-year-old former Arsenal midfielder.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Lechia Gdansk right-back Mateusz Zukowski has already completed a move to Ibrox.

He replaces Nathan Patterson, who left for Everton earlier in January, for a club-record-breaking fee.

Rangers have also announced that Brandon Barker has left the club by mutual consent.

They may also have their eye on Romanian left-back Kevin Ciubotaru when he turns 18 in the coming days.

However, Robbie Neilson is expecting John Souttar to still be a Hearts player when the window closes, despite the Scotland defender signing a pre-contract deal with Rangers.

Rangers made a second bid to sign the player on deadline day but it’s been rejected by the Tynecastle hierarchy.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou said he isn’t intending to make any more additions to the five players recruited so far, though some fringe players may be heading out of Celtic Park.

The likes of Vasilis Barkas, Boli Bolingoli and Albian Ajeti could move on, while Osaze Urhoghide is expected to go out on loan.

On Monday afternoon, St Mirren announced the signing of Jordan Jones on a loan deal from Wigan.

The former Rangers winger moves to the Paisley side until the end of the season.

Aberdeen sold Ryan Hedges to Blackburn on Sunday, but the prospects of Calvin Ramsay leaving reduced when Bologna announced the signing of Dutch right-back Denso Kasius from FC Utrecht.

The Pittodrie club did bring in a new face on Monday evening, signing Adam Montgomery from Celtic on loan.

Earlier, manager Stephen Glass said: “We are trying to strengthen the group, it might or it might not happen, it’s frustrating when you think you are quite far down the line with things and it falls through, a players decides to go somewhere else or stay put.”

Ramsay and Lewis Ferguson are two of the players who have been linked with moves away from Aberdeen, but Glass is confident they will still be there come midnight.

He said: “I think they will still be Aberdeen players, the frustrating part is that these things are outwith our control.

“The club can decide what to accept and what not to accept, but if a ridiculous amount of money comes in, even if it’s at one minute to midnight, then it probably happens.”

Hibernian were linked with a fresh move for St Mirren midfielder Jamie McGrath, with Alex Gogic reportedly going the other way, but manager Shaun Maloney stated earlier that he hoped the final piece of his January business would be a new attacker to replace Martin Boyle.

The club have now made a move for Manchester City winger Morgan Rogers and have completed the signing of forward Runar Hauge from Bodo/Glimt.

Bottom two St Johnstone and Dundee are both trying to bolster their squads after slipping further adrift following their weekend postponements. Dundee could look to speed up their pre-contract deal Motherwell defender Ricki Lamie but have already signed Zak Rudden from Partick Thistle.

St Johnstone have confirmed the signing of forward Theo Bair from Vancouver Whitecaps.

Dundee United have also been busy, finalising a loan deal for Arsenal midfielder Tim Akinola. Forward Louis Appere has left Tannadice to join Northampton for an undisclosed fee.

Livingston manager David Martindale believes his business is done.

“Nobody has chapped my door this morning so I think that’s it, unless a stupid bid comes in,” he said. “I can’t see anything happening. We have been a wee bit active ourselves trying to get a couple of bits and bobs but nothing significant. I got most of my stuff boxed off early.”

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