There’s nothing quite like a good transfer story to get the anticipation going – and thankfully, we have a lots of those today.
Huge money moves, big name transfers and less than six days until the window slams shut.
Here are today’s top stories…
- Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen is close to sealing a £2m transfer to Fulham after rejecting the offer of a contract extension with the Scottish champions.(Daily Mail)
- Inverness Caledonian Thistle could add former Dundee United defender Gavin Gunning to their squad before the weekend after signing former Cercle Brugge striker Lonsana Doumbouya on Thursday. (Press and Journal)
- On-loan Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts will be allowed to face his parent club for Celtic in the Champions League group stage.(Daily Record)
- Swiss international defender Phillipe Senderos is undergoing a medical ahead of signing for Rangers (Daily Record)
- Hibernian manager Neil Lennon admits he faces competition to sign Tom Hateley, with Dundee, Bradford City and AFC Wimbledon interested in the 26-year-old who can play in midfield or at right-back. (The Herald)
- Blackburn Rovers have signed two today after securing deals for defenders Tommie Hoban and Derrick Williams.
- Heading in the other way in Shane Duffy who has moved to Brighton and Hove Albion.
- Scotland Under-21 goalkeeper Mark Hurst has left St Johnstone to join East Fife on loan until January.
- Fulham have signed Neeskens Kebano from K.R.C Genk for an undisclosed fee.
South of the Border
- Nottingham Forest are braced to lose £10m-rated Scotland winger Oliver Burke, with Tottenham Hotspur leading the race to sign the 19-year-old. (Daily Mirror)
- Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, would be willing to take a pay cut to join Liverpool. (Sun)
- Southampton are poised to break their transfer record by paying £21.2m for Lille’s Morocco forward Sofiane Boufal, 22. (Daily Telegraph)
- West Ham have agreed a £24m fee with Juventus for Simone Zaza, and the 25-year-old Italy forward is in talks with the Premier League club. (Guardian)
- Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 28, is prepared to stay at the club, despite not being guaranteed a starting role under manager Jose Mourinho. (Daily Telegraph)
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes Brendan Rodgers has breathed new life into Celtic already but he is confident his side can stop the Hoops revival in its tracks tomorrow.
The Scottish champions have started the new campaign in strong fashion domestically and McInnes has been impressed by the Hoops’ displays under former Liverpool manager Rodgers so far.
It has been plain sailing for them so far but McInnes insists the challenge of trying to stop them is one his club, and the rest of Scottish football, should relish.