There’s nothing quite like a good transfer story to get the adrenaline going – and thankfully, we have a lots of those today.
Huge money moves, big name transfers and the transfer window finally (finally!) open.
Here are today’s top stories…
- Midfielder Milan Lalkovic is eager to make up for lost time at Ross County after coming within a whisker of joining the Highland club last summer. (Press and Journal)
- Rangers are reported to be in advanced talks over a loan move for West Ham’s 18-year-old defender Reece Oxford. (Evening Express)
- Injured Hearts defender Callum Paterson could join Ipswich as part of a deal which would see Christophe Berra, 31, return to Tynecastle. (Sun)
- Caley Thistle have offered Dundee United attacker Simon Murray a pre-contract deal and could sign the 24-year-old during the January transfer window. (Press and Journal)
- Dundee are reportedly set to make a move for Celtic defender Daniel Higgins. (Various)
- Ryan Christie revealed the opinion of Brendan Rodgers and enthusiasm of Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes quickly convinced him that a loan move was the right option. (Press and Journal)
- Midfielder Chris Burke’s hopes of an imminent return to action with Ross County have been dashed after suffering a relapse in his recovery from a viral illness. (Press and Journal)
- Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has warned Chelsea that goalkeeper Craig Gordon is not for sale. The club has reportedly already rejected a bid for the player (Various)
South of the Border
- Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would allow the sale of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, to Real Madrid if it meant being able to sign forward Alvaro Morata, 24, from the Spanish club. (Sun)
- Conte’s side have failed with a £27m bid for 20-year-old Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie, who has been labelled “the new Yaya Toure”. (Daily Star)
- Liverpool could apparently still lose forward Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, despite the 24-year-old Brazilian signing a new deal at Anfield until 2022. (Daily Mail)
- Portugal centre-back Pepe, 33, will move to Hebei China Fortune when his Real Madrid contract expires at the end of the season. he Chinese club have offered to triple his salary. (Cadena Cope)
Aberdeen loan signing Ryan Christie has apologised to supporters for posting insulting messages about the Dons on social media five years ago.
The 21-year-old deleted his Twitter account on Tuesday night after a post from 2012 using foul language and referencing sheep resurfaced soon after the news broke about his loan move to the Dons from Celtic.
Christie was a youth player at Caley Thistle when he posted the comment on the day Hibernian defeated Aberdeen 2-1 at Hampden to reach the Scottish Cup final.