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SPFL transfer latest: Celtic in talks to sign Manchester City and England youth star, Scotland striker to complete move

Patrick Roberts, Andrew Robertson and Stuart Bannigan could all be on the move, while Rocco Quinn has left Ross County and signed for St Mirren
Patrick Roberts, Andrew Robertson and Stuart Bannigan could all be on the move, while Rocco Quinn has left Ross County and signed for St Mirren

Earlier this week it was reported that Celtic were looking to sign a Manchester City youngster, today it appears they are in the market for a second City player.

Elsewhere, one of Ross County’s abundance of central midfielders has moved to St Mirren, two Scotland internationals could be on the move and Falkirk have signed the hottest property in League Two.

Here’s a look at today’s top transfer tales…

  • Alan Archibald has threatened to quit Partick Thistle if Aberdeen sign his key midfielder Stuart Bannigan in the January transfer window. Archibald has valued the midfielder at £1million and said: “He will not be going – or I’ll be going – it’s as simple as that.” (Press and Journal)
  • Ross County are considering a move for former Leicester and Tranmere striker Iain Hume.
    The Canadian international, who was born in Edinburgh, is a free agent after leaving Indian side Atlético de Kolkata. (Daily Record)
  • Celtic are in talks with Manchester City over deals to bring highly rated youngsters Patrick Roberts and Bersant Celina to Parkhead on loan.
    The Hoops’ interest in Celina was reported earlier this week, however, it has emerged that Ronny Deila is also looking to land England Under-19 forward Roberts. (Daily Mail)
  • Celtic striker Anthony Stokes looks set to snub moves to Caley Thistle , Dundee United and clubs down south in order to return to Hibs. (Various)
Anthony Stokes
Anthony Stokes
  • Dunfermline are looking to take Hearts youngster Liam Smith on loan for the rest of the season. (Deadline News)
  • Derby County are lining up a £7million move for Scotland left back Andrew Robertson.
    Robertson’s former club, Dundee United, stand to make £750,000 if the Championship clubs do business, however, Hull boss Steve Bruce has today said the left back would cost at least twice the £7million fee Derby are reportedly looking to offer. (Evening Telegraph)
  • Scotland forward Steven Naismith is on the verge of moving from Everton to another Premier League club but Toffees boss Roberto Martinez insists it is not Swansea, who yesterday expressed an interest in the 29-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Latest done deals

  • St Mirren signed Rocco Quinn after he was released from his contract by Ross County this morning.
  • Falkirk have signed East Fife top goalscorer Nathan Austin. The striker will now return to the Fife side on loan.

  • Falkirk manager Peter Houston has signed a new two-and-a-half year deal.
  • Arbroath have signed Dundee youngster Lee Skelly on loan until the end of the season.
  • Annan Athletic have signed Airdrie winger Jordan Morton on loan until the end of the season.
  • Former Hamilton Accies forward Andrew Ryan has signed for Forfar Athletic.
  • Clyde have signed attacker Jamie Watson, 20, from Annan Athletic.

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