We all love a ‘transfer saga’… could one be developing at Parkhead with Celtic’s move for Gary Mackay-Steven?
Elsewhere Ross County signed a Fulham defender and secured one of their own defenders on an extended contract.
Down south things have been rather quiet today but Jermaine Defoe looks close to completing his return to the Premier League.
Ronny Deila has confirmed Celtic are trying to sign Gary Mackay-Steven from Dundee United on a pre-contract agreement, however he also hinted they may try to sign the winger in January rather than waiting until the summer.
United are believed to be looking for £250,000 to allow the player to move to Parkhead in the current transfer window.
Deila, who yesterday returned with his squad from the winter training break in Gran Canaria said: “He is a player we have been looking at for a long time.
“We hope to sign a contract with him into the summer.
“If we can do something now we will do it but everything has its price.”
Ross County have strengthened their defence with the signing of Fulham defender Cameron Burgess on loan until the end of the season.
The 19 year-old was born in Aberdeen, but moved to Australia at the age of 11 and last year pledged his international future to the Socceroos.
6ft 4in Burgess played four games for the Cottagers at the start of the season.
At 6ft 4in, Staggies manager Jim McIntyre believes he can add height to his backline, and he becomes County’s second January signing following the addition of forward Craig Curran earlier in the month.
Defender Paul Quinn has agreed a contract extension to remain at Victoria Park until the end of the season.
His previous deal was due to expire this week.
Ross County’s third deal of the day has seen them extend the loan of Michael Gardyne until the summer.
The 28-year-old is currently in his third spell in Dingwall, on loan from Dundee United.
Aberdeen are yet to add any new faces in the January transfer window but today they did tie defender Ash Taylor down to a new contract.
The 24-year-old defender joined the club in May last year from League One side Tranmere Rovers and has since established himself as a regular in Derek McInnes’ side.
Gary Mackay-Steven may not have left Dundee United yet but they already look to have his replacement lined up and on his way.
Former Motherwell striker Henri Anier looks set to join the Arabs from German second-tier club Erzgebirge Aue, who he joined in the summer.
Moves down south
Jermain Defoe is expected to become a Sunderland player on Friday after the final details of his transfer were tied up.
However, the Black Cats are waiting for Jozy Altidore’s proposed swap-move to Toronto to be processed before making an announcement.