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There’s still three weeks left of the window until it slams shut on September 1st
The transfer window has slowed down but you'd still expect our clubs to make some more signings before August 31.
It's been an interesting summer and both Rangers and Celtic have made seven signings each and could make more signings before the end of the window.
Rangers managed to offload Jack Simpson on Tuesday and more could follow with the likes of Stephen Kelly and Nikola Katic linked with moves away.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has added seven new faces but Rangers could still bring another player in, particularly if anyone leaves.
Across the city and the Hoops are looking to get rid of some players and the likes of Chris Jullien, Albian Ajeti, Mikey Johnston and James McCarthy could all leave.
Hibs secured the return of Martin Boyle over the weekend and he made a stunning impact, scoring a dramatic last minute equaliser against Hearts in the Edinburgh derby yesterday.
Robbie Neilson still has a new attacker and midfielder on his transfer wishlist with the Jambos expected to add a couple of new signings before the deadline on September 1st.
It's been an impressive start to the season for Aberdeen with Jim Goodwin's new-look side recording an emphatic 4-1 win over St Mirren on Saturday.
After the big-money sales of Lewis Ferguson and Calvin Ramsay, the Dons are still in the market to further strengthen their squad.
Clubs across the Premiership and the SPFL will be eyeing some last-minute bargain deals so stay tuned to Football Scotland's transfer blog for all the latest news.
Chelsea and Manchester United are considering a bid to sign Josip Juranovic ahead of the close of the transfer window after his impressive first season in Glasgow, according to a report.
The Croatian defender was excellent during his first campaign and is now being chased by the English Premier League duo, although Celtic are yet to receive any official contact from either side. The Daily Mail report that Juranovic is on both club's shortlist, with Chelsea still looking for a right back despite Cesar Azpilicueta signing a new contract.
READ MORE: Josip Juranovic transfer latest as Chelsea and Manchester United ‘consider’ move for Celtic defender
PSV have told Cody Gakpo he is going nowhere before their Champions League play-off clash with Rangers despite the interest of Manchester United.
The 23-year-old Holland international has also been the subject of a bid for Leeds while Arsenal are expected to make a move for him too. PSV value Gakpo at as much as £50million and the three English Premier League clubs will continue to make moves to sign him this summer.
READ MORE: Cody Gapko transfer call made by Manchester United as Rangers dealt Champions League blow on in-demand winger
Hearts are expected to fill their squad up further as they look ahead to their packed schedule of European and domestic games.
However, there is still the possibility of one or two becoming surplus to requirements and being let go. Robbie Neilson has already added six summer signings with more expected to come before the end of the window, and that could lead to some already on the fringes being pushed further out.
Full story: 4 Hearts transfer exits that could still happen as more signings could push fringe men further out
Scotland striker Che Adams is reportedly wanted by Everton in a loan-to-buy deal.
An approach has already been made to Southampton for the 26-year-old, reports The Athletic.
Adams was left out of the season opener against Tottenham, and was dropped at times last season too.
Saints previously claimed the player was not for sale, but reports now suggest that stance has changed.
Hibs are set to land a former Rangers trialist in a £200,000 deal, according to a report.
LASK Linz striker Adam Griger is set to arrive in Edinburgh to finalise a transfer to the Easter Road side after terms agreed with the Austrian side. He will be able to fly over as soon as the paperwork has been completed.
The 18-year-old had a trial spell at the Light Blues three years ago and has also attracted interest from around Europe. But The Hibees are confident they've landed their man, according to the Scottish Sun.
Full story: Adam Griger Hibs transfer 'close' as ex Rangers trialist set to seal £200k move to Easter Road
Alex Collado is reportedly in advanced talks with Elche after reports linking him with Celtic.
Football Scotland told earlier how the links with the Hoops were wide of the mark and no offer had been made to loan him from Barcelona.
Girona, Valladolid and Almería and Olympiakos are all reportedly want him, but Elche are best placed to land the winger according to Spanish journalist Albert Rogé.
Josip Juranovic won't be joining Chelsea or Manchester United, according to Croatian journalist Ante Sučić.
He tweeted 'nope' in response to an article suggesting that the Celtic star could be on the move.
Reports emerged earlier today linking Juranovic to the English Premier League giants but they appear wide of the mark.
Burnley are ready to test Rangers' resolve with a £3million offer for Fashion Sakala, according to a report.
This summer has seem repeated speculation over the future of the Zambian with the summer recruitment drive pushing him further down the pecking order at Ibrox.
Clarets manager Vincent Kompany is aware of the player as the pair were in Belgium at the same time when the Manchester City legend was at Anderlecht. And he's now ready to offer £3m to prise him away from the Light Blues, reports the Scottish Daily Express.
Full story: Fashion Sakala in new Rangers exit link as English Championship side 'line up' £3m bid
Bombed out Christopher Jullien could still be a Celtic player come September as the defender's future remains in limbo.
The £7milllion Frenchman has been deemed surplus to requirements by Ange Postecoglou after failing to impress the Hoops boss since returning from a year long injury lay-off in February. Jullien has been told to find a new club, with Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Stafelt, Stephen Welsh and Moritz Jenz all ahead of him in the pecking order.
READ MORE: Celtic's Christopher Jullien fails to attract any interest post Schalke collapse
Celtic haven't tabled a bid for Barcelona attacker Alex Collado.
Football Scotland understands that no talks have taken place between the two clubs over the 23-year-old. There has been reports that the Hoops have made an enquiry for Collado but those claims are wide of the mark. Celtic have been heavily linked with a loan move for the versatile forward in the last few few days.
READ MORE: Alex Collado to Celtic transfer latest with no loan bid tabled for Barcelona ace
It's been a busy summer for Celtic in the transfer market.
Ange Postecoglou has brought in four new faces this summer with Jota, Daizen Maeda and Cameron Carter-Vickers also making their loan deals permanent. Celtic's squad looks extremely strong ahead of a huge season as they look to defend their Scottish Premiership title with guaranteed Champions League group stage football also on the cards.
The Hoops could still look to add another signing or two but it's understood that's dependant on whether they can get some players off their wage bill.
Vasilis Barkas and Ismaila Soro have packed their bags already and Football Scotland has examined five more Celtic players that could still leave in the summer window.
Full story: 5 Celtic transfer exits that could still happen as Ange Postecoglou looks to offload fringe players
St Johnstone have completed the signing of midfielder Daniel Phillips a succesful trial period.
The 21-year-old has impressed Callum Davidson while training with the Perth Saints ans has now penned two-year contract.

The Trinidad & Tobago international signs on a two-year contract.

"I am a hardworking and physical box-to-box midfielder. I can't wait to get started."

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Celtic star Josip Juranovic has been linked with a move to Premier League giants Chelsea.
The Croatian defender is attracting interest across Europe after a brilliant debut season at Parkhead.
Juranovic became an instant fans' favourite following his move from Leiga Warsaw and produced a string of excellent displays in the Europa League and against Rangers.
The 26-year-old has attracted interest from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid but 90min.com claims Thomas Tuchel is also keen on bringing him to Stamford Bridge as the Blues target a new right-back.
Mikey Johnston is weighing up a number of loan options as he prepares to leave Celtic, writes Mark Hendry.
The winger has been told he's free to spend the season elsewhere, with Ange Postecoglou keen for the 23-year-old to play regular first-team football.
Johnston has endured an injury-plagued few years and is behind the likes of Jota, Daizen Maeda, Liel Abada and James Forrest in the pecking order.
Former Hoops boss Ronny Deila is believed to be interested in taking the player to Standard Liege, but Johnston is mulling over other options.
Efe Ambrose has been a trial stint with Hamilton after playing in a bounce game tonight.
The ex-Celtic and Hibs defender is a free agent after leaving St Johnstone earlier this summer.
Experienced Ambrose, 33, spent the end of last season on loan with Dunfermline Athletic but couldn't prevent them from being relegated to League One.
However, the Nigerian international has been handed a chance to shine with Accies and took part in a friendly tonight as he aims to find himself a new club.
Dundee have completed the signing of Joe Grayson.
The 23-year-old joins Gary Bowyer's side on-loan from Barrow Town.
The former Blackburn man is comfortable playing in defence or midfield.
Jack Simpson has completed his move away from Rangers.
The 25-year-old has joined English Championship side Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee. Simpson was surplus to requirements under Giovanni van Bronckhorst and he's been allowed to return down south.
READ MORE: Jack Simpson seals Rangers transfer exit after miserable 18 months at Ibrox
John Baird has revealed more information about Leigh Griffiths' shock move to Mandurah City.
The 31-year-old has agreed to join the West Australian State League club in the third tier of Aussie football – below the A-League and National Premier Division. Griffiths is a free agent but he's decided to make the move down under to explore new options but Mandurah only have four games remaining this season.
The former Celtic ace is due to fly out this week and he could make his debut against Forrestfield.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has hailed the environment created by his players that has allowed new signings to join in with the squad so easily.
It comes after Moritz Jens headed in the all important goal against Ross County on Saturday to put his side 2-1 up on his debut as Celtic beat the Dingwall outfit 3-1. The other goals were scored by Kyogo and Liel Abada and they also hit the ground running last season in Postecoglou's first campaign.
Full story: Ange Postecoglou explains Celtic's transfer success hit rate as Hoops boss hails 'embracing' squad
Simon Ferry admits he was shocked by how little Rangers got when they sold Joe Aribo to Southampton this summer.
The playmaker left Ibrox in a deal worth £6million before add-ons that could rise to £10m and Ferry reckons they could have got even more for him. But he admits he can understand why the price tag fell slightly with Aribo not being as impressive in the second half of last season and his contract beginning to run down at Rangers.
Full story: Joe Aribo's Rangers transfer 'shock' as Southampton told they've landed BARGAIN
John Baird has revealed more information about Leigh Griffiths' shock move to Mandurah City.
The 31-year-old has agreed to join the West Australian State League club in the third tier of Aussie football – below the A-League and National Premier Division. Griffiths is a free agent but he's decided to make the move down under to explore new options but Mandurah only have four games remaining this season.
The former Celtic ace is due to fly out this week and he could make his debut against Forrestfield. Mandurah are managed by former Raith Rovers and Falkirk striker Baird and the 36-year-old admits Griffiths is keen to check out what Australia can offer and visit family that live in the Perth area.
Full story: Leigh Griffiths' Mandurah City transfer explained as ex Celtic star to enjoy Australian 'holiday'
Jack Hendry could be making the move to La Liga to join Real Valladolid.
The club, owned by Ronaldo, could swoop for the Scotland cap who has been frozen out at Club Brugge.
Leigh Griffiths has joined Aussie lower league side Mandurah City.
Full story here: Leigh Griffiths completes Australia transfer as former Celtic star joins lower league side on short term deal
Robbie Crawford could be on the move to Dundee.
The Daily Record report the Dens Park outfit want the ex-Livi man but face competition from Dunfermline.
Deji Sotona has described his move to Kilmarnock and explained what drew him to Rugby Park.
He said: “It feels great to be here, I can’t wait to get started, I’d been waiting a while to get out on this loan and this should be a very good move.
“I want to showcase my talent and get game time here, I spoke to the manager and he’s given me the opportunity to come here and play first team football and I believe Kilmarnock will be a good club to play for. I’m a hard working player, I like to get goals and be direct, I like to win. I can’t wait to get started.”
Deji Sotona has completed his move to Kilmarnock from Nice.
Football Scotland exclusively revealed the 19-year-old was to make the move to Scotland and he’s now joined Derek McInnes’ side.
The former Manchester United youngster also had a spell with Brentford and is a Republic of Ireland youth international.
Cameron Carter-Vickers is the best bit of transfer business Celtic have done this summer.
That's according to Si Ferry who views the American's permanent signing as a "necessity" for his former club following last season's title win and the defender's player of the year nod. CCV, who spent last term on loan but completed a £6million switch this window, was a rock at the heart of the Hoops defence and has started this season off well, too. He featured 45 times for Celts last year and will likely be Ange Postecoglou's first choice centre-half again.
And Ferry, now managing Open Goal Broomhill, believes Carter-Vickers is a more important signing than the likes of Jota and Alexandro Bernabei among others – because he is a vital cog in the machine.
Full story: Cameron Carter Vickers dubbed Celtic's best summer transfer signing ahead of Jota
St Johnstone have offered a contract to midfielder Daniel Phillips after a successful trial, according to a report.
The 21-year-old has been training with Callum Davidson's men and the Herald are now reporting he has done enough to win a deal.
Saints are hopeful the former Chelsea and Watord youth will be added to their squad.
John Kennedy is being lined up by Midtjylland as their new manager.
The Celtic coach is wanted by the Danish giants and could replace their previously sacked boss Bo Henriksen.
Full story here: John Kennedy in shock Celtic exit link as FC Midtjylland consider managerial move
Former Hearts midfielder Anthony McDonald has joined Brechin City.
The 21-year-old previously played for Inverness CT.


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