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By Thomas McGuigan
0003: Many thanks for your company and comments throughout the course of the day and evening. We'll mop up any further moves/reaction on our website on Wednesday morning. I'm going to bow out, but will be back at the weekend for a bumper edition of Scottish Cup action. Hope you can join me then, cheers!
0000: So, the curtain falls on the January transfer window with Rangers losing their leading goalscorer to Everton for £5.5m. Rangers boss Ally McCoist was unable to bring in a replacement, meanwhile, Celtic failed with a late, late loan move for Newcastle striker Leon Best and Hibs boss Pat Fenlon bolsters his squad as they look to move further clear of Dunfermline at the foot of the SPL table.
2355: oDonnghaile23 via #bbcsportsound: "Any news on the talks of Celtic signing Hunt from Wolves?" Doesn't look like anything concrete there!
2340: Must say that I'm delighted Motherwell's Jamie Murphy is remaining at Fir Park after he rejected a move to Ian Holloway's Blackpool. On his day, Murphy is a joy to watch and a good player to retain in the SPL.
2335: DaveMundt says: "Life goes on after Jelavic, Gers scored 4 goals against Hibs at the weekend - we have the firepower!" But Tonso73 counters: "Disgusted with the management at Rangers; would never have happened under David Murray - I have no confidence in Craig Whyte."
2332: TweetsCeltic via Twitter: "Great window for the Hoops! Big name last minute signings haven't been good enough in the past. A settled squad will be."
2330: A lot of Rangers fans are getting in touch to voice their frustration at losing striker Nikica Jelavic and failing to bring in a replacement. I'm still trying to ascertain whether there are any other deals that may have been done...
2325: Hibs loan signing from Wolves, defender Matt Doherty: "I'm excited about playing for Hibs and about working with Pat Fenlon again. He has given me a chance to get some game-time and I'm looking forward to it."
2322: rosscdoyle via #bbcsportsound: "Seems a bit strange Celtic were going for Leon Best when we already have Rasmussen who surely has a better scoring record?"
2318: g731g via Twitter: "Shocking performance by Rangers in the transfer window. Mr Whyte has a lot to answer for!" Meanwhile, Celtic fan CreamCFC says: "Happy that we kept our best players, bit disappointed not to have signed anyone tonight after all of the build up!"
2315: Hibs fan Edinburgh Tom is a contended man tonight: Simple business decision for chairman Rod Petrie: part with money or face the financial catastrophe of relegation."
2312: Not a great deal of money changed hands with transfer deals involving Scottish clubs. Nikica Jelavic's £5.5m move from Rangers to Everton was the biggest deal; Richard Foster left Aberdeen for Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. Falkirk received separate six-figure windfalls for Murray Wallace and Kallum Higginbotham from Huddersfield Town. And St Mirren paid £35,000 for Hamilton forward Dougie Imrie.
2310: Brian Morrison via #bbcsportsound: "My wife made a last minute bid for Gerard Butler, but it fell through!" Haha! Did you let out a 300-style roar when the deal collapsed?
2303: As I said, I'll let you know if there have been any last-minutes deals. Meanwhile, are you happy with your club's January shopping? Has your squad been sufficiently bolstered or do you feel things haven't gone according to plan? Let rip via #bbcsportsound or send me a quick message @thomasmcg76.
2302: "Any updates on the supposed Celtic/Dundee Utd/Rasmussen/Russell deal?" We're checking just now chief and will let you know if there's anything that's slipped under the radar in the closing stages!
2300: The gongs sound for 11pm and the transfer window has closed. I'll mop up any last-minute deals. Bear with me!
2257:... at ease. Nothing, yet!
2256: The phone's ringing again...
2254: To all those fans asking for news on Livingston, we're checking for you! I'll let you know if we unearth anything at this late hour.
2252: It's been bananas in Leith on deadline day; Hibs chairman Rod Petrie must be sporting the revolving green bow tie as the Easter Road turnstile goes like the clappers!
2249: GrantSpeirs via Twitter: "#bbcsportsound Celtic & Leon Best? 48 goals in 8 seasons not exactly inspiring!"
2245: Hibs have jettisoned striker Akpo Sodje and aim to secure a last-minute move for Wolves' 20-year-old Irish right-back Matt Doherty.
2242: A quick power walk to the water cooler and back. I'm refreshed, rejuvenated, reinvigorated and ready for the final tilt. Here we go!
2239: Slicer1956 via #bbcsportsound: "Just heard Paddy McCourt is at Blackpool, can you confirm this?" We're checking this out...
2232: Striker Nikica Jelavic following his £5.5m move to Everton: "I am very pleased and very excited, it is a new challenge for me. I think I can bring some good football and to score many goals and to try to win some trophies."
2230: What's this I hear about some late transfer news at Hibs?
2220: Hibs have released former Aberdeen, Livingston and Preston defender Michael Hart. Will manager Pat Fenlon make any more additions to his squad at Easter Road?
2219: We're into the last 40 minutes before the transfer window closes; I've ditched the sheepskin coat in favour of the Sherlock Holmes deerstalker, pipe and cape in the hope that we may squeeze out some late drama...
2216: Aberdeen have completed the signing of Nigerian striker Daniel Uchechi. The 22-year-old has joined the Dons initially until the end of the season with a further two-year option.
2214: DainzMcGuire on Twitter: "Don't do that to us Hearts fans! I just about passed out with fright there haha #bbcsportsound" Haha, I'm keeping you on your toes!
2204: My heart skips a beat every time the phone rings; could there yet be a late, late surprise?
2201: RickyMc on Twitter "#bbcsportsound can't decide between 'this is tense' or 'it's like watching paint dry'. The last hour should have many names popping up tho" Surely the former Ricky, it's going to be a tense finish!
2155: A break from gossip and rumour. Something real for you from the Scottish Third Division: Alloa 3-1 Peterhead.
2152: KevHeenan on Twitter: "Celtic stepping up their pursuit of Leon Best from Newcastle? Any substance to this? #bbcsportsound" No stone is being left unturned as we check last-minute speculation...
2150: Phones are still ringing, calls still being received. My barrel of coffee has almost run dry...
2145: Trikkster21 via #bbcsportsound: "Márkó Futács should come to Rangers if there is interest. Would be nice to add more young players to the squad."
2143: We're checking reports that an SPL club have stepped up their interest in a striker in the north-east of England. Taps nose...
2142: ChrisRoberts on Twitter: "Rangers must sign someone now Jela has gone. Surely Whyte is smart enough to know this if he doesn't the league is gone FACT! #BBCSPORTSOUND"
2140: JFE42 tweets: "Marko Futacs to Celtic or Rangers?" That is one name being heavily mentioned tonight; along with a couple of others. About an hour and 20 minutes remaining for some late deals to be finalised! /CPS:EVENT>
2137: dj_milne via #bbcsportsound: "Mark Millar has been a revelation this season and FFC need to keep him!"
2135: BengalMarkov on Twitter: "Celtic could have done with trimming the squad: Loovens, Juarez and Cha could all have moved on #bbcsportsound"
2133: We're hearing Celtic have a list of targets they've been trying to work through...
2129: Falkirk have rejected an offer from Blackpool for their 23-year-old midfielder Mark Millar. A statement on the Bairns website reads: "The offer came nowhere near our valuation of the player and for this reason, Blackpool's bid has been turned down."
2125: LFox1995 on Twitter: "Motherwell need to sign at least one player this deadline day #bbcsportsound "
2120: BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin has been on the blower to say there will be no Tynecastle exits for: Marius Zaliukas, David Templeton and Marian Kello. Good news for the Jambos.
2118: friendowidget asks: "More cryptic messages about possible signings. Throw us some names to ponder #bbcsportsound" My lips are sealed, suffice to say that as and when I can tell you something... I will!
2116: steviereid1886 via #bbcsportsound: "Any news on @shaunhutchy23 going to Watford?" No sign of any players leaving Fir Park, as things stand. We'll be bashing away on the phones right up to the deadline!
2112: Speculation about some transfer activity involving Celtic. We're checking it out!
2110: I nipped outside for two minutes to get some fresh air and the circulation going again. But I only lasted for a couple of star jumps before a passing taxi thought I was trying to flag him down! #backinmyseatuntilthewindowcloses
2104: Markovan7 tweets: "Tommy, who are Celtic signing? #celticneedabigstriker" Hello Mark! We've been told there could yet be an arrival at Celtic before the deadline. Stay here just in case...
2100: BREAKING NEWS: Falkirk have accepted a "six-figure sum" from Huddersfield Town for striker Kallum Higginbotham, the First Division club confirm on their website.
2058: Lauriedunsire asks, via #bbcsportsound: "Will Rangers even get any of the £5.5m Jelavic fee, after sell on clauses, fee owed to the player & money owed to Vienna?" That's a very good question. It will be interesting to hear reaction from Rangers following Jelavic's sale.
2056: Everton's new £5.5m signing Nikica Jelavic has received a standing ovation at Goodison after being introduced to the supporters at half-time in the game against Manchester City.
2054: For those Celtic fans asking, yes the trail has gone quiet for the moment. However, we're hearing that there may still be some movement before 2300 GMT. Stay with us!
2050: BREAKING NEWS: Falkirk have rejected an offer from Blackpool for their 23-year-old midfielder Mark Millar.
2047: A couple of tweets from Rangers fans following confirmation of Nikica Jelavic's £5.5m move to Everton. SandraCorbett says: "Sandaza needs signing ASAP for Rangers!" and Cheyne107 asks: "why didn't rangers line up Boyd on a free return to ibrox instead of letting him go to the States? Would keep us in title hunt!" Surely Ally McCoist will have something up his sleeve between now and 2300 GMT?
2040: AndrewMoney86"Everton have got themselves a great goalscorer in #Jelavic - massive loss to #Rangers and to Scottish Football #bbcsportsound." And AlanMackenzie3 tweets: "5.5m for Jella , thought Hammers offered 8m?"
2037: So, Rangers receive £5.5m for their leading scorer who netted 36 goals in 55 games for the Ibrox club. How much of that money will Rangers boss Ally McCoist see before the transfer window closes? Will he be able to bring in a replacement for Jelavic?
2035: BREAKING NEWS, RANGERS: BBC Sport's Phil McNulty: "Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Everton. Fee £5.5m."
2030: Barry_Easton via #bbcsportsound: "There is life outside the SPL guys. How about the sale of Murray Wallace to Huddersfield and loan back for £300,000 rising to £700,000?" Not a bad bit of business at all!
2027: Quote from Coventry City's chief executive on Hibs' new signing: "It's an opportunity for Roy O'Donovan to go out and get first-team football and we wish him well."
Rooney_Kev on Motherwell's transfer window: "Motherwell will guarantee a Europa League place if they can keep Jamie Murphy and sign up Ojamaa long-term!"
2019: GDEwing on Twitter: "Does our transfer window shut at 11:00 or midnight?" It closes at 11pm mate but there may be a few stragglers that may be registered just after. Stay with me!
2015: BREAKING NEWS, HIBS: Our reporter Brian McLauchlin tells us Hibs have signed Irish forward Roy O'Donovan from Coventry City on loan until June. Has Roman Abramovich moved to Leith?
alexx_KY_DAFC on Twitter: "I'm happy with the Dunfermline squad - including the new additions. Just need confidence and consistency. #bbcsportsound"
AdamFalconer via #bbcsportsound:"Very happy with squad thus far plus signings... C'MON YE PARS!"
Motherwell fan Andrew_Hepburn: "Keep Murphy, tie up Ojamaa, bring in a centre back on loan to partner Shaun hutchinson, also a right back on loan!"
1952: I asked you whether you were happy with your respective squads as we near the end of the January transfer window. Hearts: LaurieDunsire: "Happy with the squad, Skacel staying is HUGE. I feel we need to sell one or two though, simply for financial reasons." And Hibs fan AdamTerris: "As things stand I think Hibs could maybe do with one more signing but all in all I think this has been a successful day!"
1948: Hibs: DavidRaveyRosie: "Hibs are going mental with players, two signings so far and apparently still Roy O'Donovan to sign on loan as well." Rangers: Manno1990: "Should have let Jela go for £7m when it was offered, time to get guys in. Transfer policy poor as always #depressed"
1946:Aberdeen:the_rave_dave on the Dons: "Pretty happy with the Dons squad but could do with a couple of creative players to top it off. Uchechi for starters." Celtic:Tucker_93 on Celtic: "I'm happy with Celtic squad. If this squad can't go on and win the league with the current state of Rangers close the doors" Dunfermline:Marneyy on the Pars: "Dunfermline make two deadline day signings? Somebody pinch me."
1945: Some cracking tweets coming in re: your respective squads. I'll list a few just now and squirrel the rest away for later.
1943: BREAKING NEWS, RANGERS: Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Ibrox until June 2014. However, the 20-year-old will spend the rest of the season on loan at Dunfermline.
1941: Finlayct via #bbcsportsound: "Some Rangers fans need to remember they have no money for players... The last tweet for example, pretty deluded!"
1938: Here's another question for you: as things stand, would you be happy with your respective squads for the rest of the season? Do you need one or two more additions before 2300 GMT to make you happy. Tweet the commentary via #bbcsportsound or send me a message @thomasmcg76.
1935: Despite reported interest in several Hearts and St Johnstone players, there's no movement as things stand.
1929: Anonymous text via 80295: " Jamie Murphy to replace Nikica Jelavic! David Templeton would be a good addition along with Fran Sandaza, I would take a chance on Andy Driver as well. Hayes of ICT would be good to play down the right as well. All available for not too much cash. C'mon super ally! " Remember to add your name to texts - we do like to credit you!
"Any news on any developments from Ibrox? All too quiet down Govan way 2 night. #bbcsportsound" Nothing yet mate, but there are one or two reports we're checking...
1920: BREAKING NEWS, HIBS: Honduran midfielder Jorge Claros has joined Hibs on a 12-month loan deal! "I have now been in Scotland for two weeks and feel I have learned a lot about Scottish football," he said. "The game is very fast over here and I am looking forward to playing in the SPL. The Scottish fans are very passionate about football. Everyone has made me feel welcome during my time here and I am also very thankful to my good friend Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic player), who has made me feel at home in Scotland as I do in Honduras."
1914: stu_whereishe via #bbcsportsound: "Hibs now signed the Green Messi and Gambian Roberto Carlos. A transfer policy based on nicknames. A Ponytailed Zidane please!"
1906: Blairdo23 on Twitter: "Hope Rangers go after David Templeton. After all, we are still in business... #bbcsportsound"
1903: KikoBarraza via #bbcsportsound: "Hibs' new signing Pa Saikou Kujabi couldn't have given himself a better recommendation if he tried! Ha ha!" Can't wait to see him in action!
1859: We're still awaiting official confirmation from Hibs that they've received clearance for Honduran Jorge Claros; still no update on Bristol City's interest in St Johnstone captain Jody Morris. We've got four hours to go before the transfer window closes. Let's keep it at "closes", shall we? Rather than "slams shut"
1855: Hibs' new signing Pa Saikou Kujabi: "I can't wait to start here and show the fans what I can give back to Hibs. I play like Roberto Carlos; that is what everybody calls me back in Gambia. At my previous clubs, they've likened me to Roberto Carlos as well. I like to go forward and support the attack from left-back."
1850: Official C-Duncan via #bbcsportsound: "Dundee Utd to sign Emile Heskey. Imagine him and big Jon Daly up top!? From CD in Aberdeen." That forward line would strike fear into most SPL defenders' hearts!
1847: BBC Scotland's Chris McLaughlin on Reporting Scotland: "Celtic are still looking to bring in another striker; they're working through a list but not making much headway..."
1843: Damian Thomson using #bbcsportsound: "Any news on Salihi to Celtic?" Nothing fresh to report on Celtic transfers in, or out of the club, as yet.
1840: Dillansg on Twitter: "Listening to Sportsound on BBC radio Scotland. Sad times to be a Gers fan if we don't get any players in. #bbcsportsound #6-4-0 formation."
1837: CyprusGordo via #bbcsportound: "David Silva spotted leaving Rugby Park #nothingnewthere #wrongsilva
1834: Former Rangers chairman Alistair Johnston has told BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound that "there are more revelations to come" at the club. Tune into Radio Scotland 810MW for the very latest.
1830: JonathanCombe on Tiwtter: "Potter hasn't done the business let's hope McMillan can. Hope Macca has a creative midfielder on the way 2. #bbcsportsound" And ChrisStone93 tweets: "Delighted to see Rudi sign a new contract. I can't see any Hearts fans not being pleased about this! The man is a hero."
1827: MTJRJB via #bbcsportsound: "Good to hear Jamie Murphy knocked back Blackpool - let's hope he doesn't go to Ibrox."
1825: From J Meeks via text on 80295: "Ronaldinho spotted doing keepie uppies with a cheeseburger at the McDonald's near Easter Road, true story."
1820: Hearts midfielder Rudi Skacel after penning his new deal: "I am happy to say we came to an agreement with Hearts and I am staying till the end of season! Let's go Jambos!"
1817: BREAKING NEWS, DUNFERLMINE: Pars boss Jim McIntyre has signed Rangers defender Jordan McMillan until May 2013; while Dunfermline defender John Potter has joined Queen of the South on loan until the end of the season. Wonder if the great Jim Leishman could get a poem out of those two deals?
1815: KurtHerd via #bbcsportsound: "What's the crack with Dundee United? Anything more on a Russell bid from Celtic? Anybody coming in?" Nothing as yet, but we're on the case!
1812: BREAKING NEWS, HIBERNIAN! "Hibs have confirmed the signing of Gambian international Pa Saikou Kujabi on an 18-month contract. He's a left back nicknamed: "The Gambian Roberto Carlos" Now we're talking!
1808: From Jonny in Lurgan by text on 80295: "C'mon the mighty Gers we need another proven striker - Jelavic has gone; if Holt not available how bout the Bolt 2 inject more pace into our strikeforce!"
1806: Lots of toing and froing, reporters running hither and thither and phones being answered: this is great stuff! I feel like the wee guy in the film The Sting who sits in the back reading out the racing results. "Aaaaaaaaaaand they're off..."
1804: Just a wee reminder that BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound gets under way on 810MW in six minutes time. Listen to that and keep across the live text at the same time. Cheers!
1801: I'm missing out on my Tuesday game of 5-a-sides tonight. One of the regulars, who shall remain nameless, has sent me a text asking whether I've picked teams yet? He'll keep...
1756: A selection of happy Jambos via 80295: Youngie from Bonnyrigg: "Great news about Rudi, just wish it was longer. 'Boro are welcome to Zal, if Kello goes then time to play Ridgers and hope Temps stays." Ruairidh in Edinburgh adds : "So glad Rudi signed a contract extension. Not many happy headlines for Jambos of late but this one has cheered me up no end. Some brilliant strikes from midfield. He has certainly proven his worth and loyalty to the club."
1755: FraserGlen: "Twitter was invented for transfer deadline day #bbcsportsound #justseenmessionm8 " Was the pint-sized genius in a car or jogging up the hard shoulder?
1750: Tjpapabear via #bbcsportsound: "Celtic don't need another striker; Hooper 16 (goals), Stokes 17; the new Polish lad and Bangura, who's not been given enough of a chance!"
1746: I'm half-way through my barrel of coffee and just about to tuck into a ham roll; with about five hours and 10 minutes until the transfer window closes. Don't think I've got a graphic for a ham roll. That's one for the boffins in time for the next window!
1742: BREAKING NEWS, HEARTS: Good news for the Jambos as midfielder Rudi Skacel signs a new deal to remain at Tynecastle until the end of the season. He's proved his weight in gold this term, with a few thunderbolts from midfield. Any happy Hearts fans out there who care to share their thoughts? Do so, via #bbcsportsound a message to me @thomasmcg76 or with a text on 80295.
1740: Andy, on a train to Edinburgh, via text on 80295: "Gary Holt isn't a true Premier League standard player and Rangers don't have PL standard players who would feed him. He's a League One player who's done well in an exciting young team under Paul Lambert. Anyway, it's all hot air as usual ... (not signing for anyone.)"
1736: BREAKING NEWS ABERDEEN: Pittodrie boss Craig Brown is adamant that he wants to keep Fraser Fyvie, describing him as a key part of his team. And he has told BBC Scotland that he knows of no interest in him from any club! I've got a vision of the veteran manager hopping up and down on his wee bunnet in frustration before setting the record straight...
1732: KotkaCat via Twitter: "Any more on Jamie Murphy? Anything else from the Steelmen coming through at all? #handsoffRandolph #bbcsportsound" It remains to be seen whether Blackpool will try to tempt Jamie Murphy with improved terms. No fresh chat regarding arrivals or departures at Fir Park. But it's only twenty to six. Plenty of time left yet!
1730: I'm seconds off the phone from our man in the Scottish capital Brian McLauchlin and my ear is still louping. Here's what he told me from his Edinburgh nerve centre: "Hibs are awaiting international clearance for the Honduran midfielder Jorge Claros. The proposed deal for Scunthorpe midfielder Michael O'Connor appears to be dead and Hibs boss Pat Fenlon still hopes to complete a couple of loan signings from England before the transfer window closes."
1720: Meganxpoison tweets: "Paddy McCourt should be sold or at least a loan deal. Decent player wasting away sitting on the bench every week." And TweetsCeltic says: "If the last piece of business Celtic do this window is to secure Fraser Forster for £2m, I'll be more than happy."
1718: From Mark in Inverness via text on 80295: "Complete smoke screen from Rangers over Grant Holt. We couldn't even offer a contract to trialists. Now we are looking at a Premiership striker! PR from Rangers, nothing else."
1716: Remember, you can get in touch by tweeting the live text using the hashthag #bbcsportsound send me a message @thomasmcg76 or text via 80295. I'll be with you right through to the deadline at 2300 GMT. There could be a sting in the tail yet...
1714: Listen in to Radio Scotland's Sportsound at 1810 GMT, presented by Rob Maclean, where the team hope to be speaking to former Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston about the goings-on at Ibrox. Better still, listen to the programme and keep firing in your tweets and texts to the live text.
1712: BREAKING NEWS HEARTS: Rob Ogleby has joined Wrexham after agreeing to an early termination of his Hearts contract. The Wales under-21 forward, who joined Hearts from Coventry in 2010, was recently on loan to East Fife. Another player on his way out of Tynecastle club is forward Evaldas Razulis. The Lithuanian's loan agreement with Kaunas has been made permanent.
1706: BREAKING NEWS ABERDEEN: Midfielder Fraser Fyvie has turned down a new deal at Pittodrie. The player is out of contract at the end of December and the Dons would be able to command a bigger fee for him in the summer if he were signed on a longer contract. Meanwhile, Aberdeen may allow Michael Paton to go back out on loan to Stockport.
1704: From David in Glasgow by text on 80295: "Why would Gary Holt, a regular Premiership starter and scorer, leave to come to Rangers? Even Holt would take a lot of persuading to join." And an anonymous text says: "I'd like to see Rangers make a serious attempt to sign Holt, having had the first bid rejected. A good player, and probably not as expensive as Jelavic, so we should have the money to spend as soon as Everton close the deal."
BBC Scotland's Chris McLaughlin: "Blackpool very keen to sign Paddy McCourt. #Celtic insist he's not for sale. And Celtic still no closer to securing a striker. Working on a list of 3 or 4 I understand. #bbcsportsound."
1700: TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY UPDATE: Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic is holding signing talks with Everton Norwich City have rejected Rangers' bid for striker Grant Holt No word yet of a new Hearts deal for Rudi Skacel, who is out of contract at Tynecastle Falkirk defender Murray Wallace has joined Huddersfield for an initial £300,000 and loaned back to the First Division club Hibs have tabled a bid for Scunthorpe midfielder Michael O'Connor Dunfermline are close to signing Rangers defender Jordan McMillan Inverness CT midfielder Lee Cox has signed for Swindon Town
1655: Now, listen. I'm sure this is the calm before the storm. We're going to receive a blizzard of last-minute deals that will see my smoke-filled keyboard struggle to keep up with all the arrivals and departures. It will happen!
1644: From Michael in Wishaw by text on 80295: "How can anyone consider paying off Michael Higdon? He's our top scorer. Our fans are clueless at times. Our club are a disgrace too if they let Murphy and Hutchinson go without bringing in replacements, especially when we're challenging for European football."
1642: BREAKING NEWS FOR RANGERS FANS: Rangers confirm that Norwich City have rejected a bid for striker Grant Holt. With Nikica Jelavic on Merseyside ahead of his proposed move to Everton, Ally McCoist is turning his attention to finding the big Croatian's replacement. Holt has scored nine goals for the Canaries this season. Will Rangers go back in with an improved offer?
1637: From B in Edinburgh by text on 80295: "What's the latest with Marius Zaliukas leaving Hearts? Any news AT ALL?!" No movement on that at all for the moment.
1633: No mention, as yet, of Hearts tying Rudi Skacel down to a long-term deal at Tynecastle. The 32-year-old has been impressive in his second spell with the Edinburgh club and Crawley Town were keen to sign him. Earlier this month, he said: "I would like to stay until the end of the season. We have to talk over some things but I hope we make a solution to extend my contract for another five months."
1629: "Thomas, heard any more about Wolves' Stephen Hunt being linked to Celtic? Just a rumour surely? It's suddenly gone very quiet on the Celtic front. We're pestering our sources for an update...
1625: We're bashing the phones looking for updates on potential arrivals/departures at St Johnstone; Celtic; Aberdeen; Rangers and Hibs to name but a few clubs. Bear with us!
1622: A text from Neil Hunter in Penicuik, via 80295: "Hibs are about to unveil their new German striker at East Mains in the next 5 minutes: JURGEN DOONAGAIN!" Oh dear!
1620: From Greg, who calls himself a "worried" St Johnstone fan via text on 80295: "I used to love Derek McInnes but if he steals Jody Morris and Fran Sandaza from us then I don't love him anymore. (unless he sends us Nicky Maynard in exchange!)"
1615: I'm getting a lot of texts and tweets about Celtic's reported interest in Dundee Utd striker Johnny Russell. Nothing doing, as things stand...
1612: From TheBigEazy by text on 80295:" Agree with Neil Leslie (1554) - Jamie has done well for us, and deserves the move. All cash should be thrown at getting Henrik Ojamaa on a long-term deal, and paying off Michael Higdon!"
1608: ricbroon via #bbcsportsound: "Any truth in the rumours of Dundee United rejecting an offer from down south for Garry Kenneth? Not sure which club, presumably Chelsea." Well, John Terry will miss the Swansea game through injury and, although AVB has brought in Gary Cahill, I see where you're going with that one. I can picture the towering defender pacing out down the King's Road with a spring in his step!
1604: Alexx_KY_DAFC tweets: "Can't believe Dunfermline have nearly signed two players in the transfer window! #shocked #happy #bbcsportsound"
1600: Cumby107 tweets: "What is the latest with new Hibernian targets? #bbcsportsound" No confirmation of any deals, as yet, mate. I'll keep you posted.
1556: Blackpool boss Ian Holloway certainly likes to plunder the Scottish market to bolster his Championship side's squad. His Scottish recruits have included buying Charlie Adam from Rangers before selling the midfielder to Liverpool for a tidy profit; taking Rangers forward John Fleck on loan until the end of the season, recruiting defender Danny Wilson from Liverpool and is now closing in on Jamie Murphy. I'm sure I read recently that Holloway is a big fan of Scottish grit and attitude.
1554: neil_leslie on that Jamie Murphy to Blackpool rumour: "Not too bothered if Murphy goes. Stagnating at Motherwell. Could do with cash and bring in the hitman on a longer-term deal."
1550: Ross Hickey via #bbcsportsound: "Celtic and Rangers both bidding to sign up and coming 19-year-old Stirling Albion forward Andy Hunter. Has major potential!"
1546: Dan_Maw tweets: "Just seen Didier Drogba touch down at Prestwick International Airport! Maybe a move to Ayr United is on the cards..." Remember how angry Drogba was a few seasons ago when Barcelona knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League? Wearing flip-flops, he marched back onto the pitch at full-time at Stamford Bridge, wild-eyed, to remonstrate with the referee Tom Henning Ovrebo. Quite an arresting sight to say the least!
1544: Ross County have signed full back David McNamee until the end of the season. The 31-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Aberdeen. "David was Craig Brown's first signing as Aberdeen boss as he felt his experience would help his defence and I am of a similar mind," said manager Derek Adams. "He has worked hard at his fitness after being released by Aberdeen and I am sure he will prove to be a great addition to our squad."
1537: On more than one occasion, one of our reporters has come galloping up the office... my heart's in my mouth as I think this could be the big deal we've been expecting... but they skip past me and sit back at their desk before bashing the phone again. Sigh. Watch this space...
1534: BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin: "Bristol City make a move for St Johnstone captain Jody Morris. They are also interested in striker Francisco Sandaza..."
1532: BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin via #bbcsportsound: "Motherwell striker Jamie Murphy wanted by Blackpool. Talks are taking place now!" Now, then...
1525: I was wearing my deadline-day sheepskin coat but it's too hot to type, answer the phone, check your Tweets etc, so it's over my chair again. I'll put it on again later. John Motson won't be mad, will he?
1522: Amitmoudgil via Twitter: "Hibs still linked with Michael O'Connor, Jorge Claros, Burton O'Brien, Rory O'Donovan, Nana Attakora & Pa Saikou Kujabi."
1518: Defender Murray Wallace has joined English League One club Huddersfield Town but returns to Falkirk on loan until end of the season. Initial fee for the Scottish First Division club is £300,000 potentially rising to £700,000.
1514: Cass316 via #bbcsportsound: "For Killie, I'd still rip your hand off for Derek Riordan but looks highly unlikely."
1512: Despite the clubs agreeing a fee, Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic's move to Everton has not been finalised. So, the only transfer so far involving Scottish clubs during the current transfer window where a fee has been involved, was Dougie Imrie's move
to St Mirren from Hamilton Accies.
The Buddies paid £35,000 for the winger's services.
1504: Dan_Maw via #bbcsportsound on deadline-day deals: "For Ayr United: Realistic - Marvin Andrews. Fantasy: Cristiano Ronaldo"
1502: We'll have a story on Craig Whyte's latest statement on our website soon...
1500: Whyte also told the Rangers website: "In terms of the playing squad, you may know the club has agreed a fee with Everton for the transfer of Nikica Jelavic. We wish the players well and thank him for his contribution to Rangers."
1457: As some of the eagle-eyed in Twitter have already flagged up, Rangers owner Craig Whyte has penned an open letter to the club's fans. He reiterates that, the sooner the HMRC tax tribunal is resolved, the better for everyone connected to the club.
1455: Hoon_Dawg tweets: "Don't think much will happen at Todders today except confirmation of the Nigerian lad. Be good to get something for Mackie" Meanwhile, LeBonDon offers: "The player #Celtic should be putting all their effort into signing is Jordan Rhodes. Poorer financial performance is a small sacrifice."
1452: iain1983bg via #bbcsportsound: "Me and the boys in work think Jonny Hayes will add spice to Celtic's title challenge!"
1449: Joeyalltheseven says: "Would be great if Aberdeen could sign a winger or creator, no one comes to mind but Ronaldo would be great :-)"
1447: Charvey17 via #bbcsportsound: "James McFadden on a 6-month loan back to Motherwell now that it looks like Jelavic has signed for Everton."
1445: Some great suggestions regarding deadline-day purchases for your respective clubs. I'll publish a few...
1442: I'm speaking to our battalion of reporters and I'll try to update you ASAP. Falkirk central defender Murray Wallace is undergoing a medical at Huddersfield; reports suggest the deal is all but sealed. Ipswich boss Paul Jewell was also keen to sign the defender. More to follow...
1440: Forgive the short delay in updates there; our reporters are bashing the phones, speaking to sources, agents etc. It's a majestic sight when the newsroom is a hive of activity!
1415: To supporters of all Scottish clubs: if there was one player you could sign before the deadline who would it be? I'm looking for realistic targets who may be the difference between a decent season and a brilliant one. A realistic target and, well, go on then, a fantasy signing. Direct them to #bbcsportsound or tweet me @thomasmcg76.
1412: Pattyboi17 using #bbcsportsound: "I think it's a shame Craig Whyte is keeping Rangers fans in the dark about the club they love! We need to know where we stand!"
1410: There's something that bit extra special about the final hours of the January transfer window. Managers rail against it; chairmen look heaven-ward in frustration at the thought of peeling off a few more notes to land that number 10 who may galvanise their season. But for us armchair fans it's the business and triggers fond memories of playing Tracksuit Manager, Championship Manager et al. I've got my John Motson-style sheepskin coat and a rocket launcher-full of coffee to see me through to the wee small hours. There may be one or two deals that'll stop us in our tracks...
1408: jack_dfc asks if there are any transfer rumours regarding Dundee. It's the city of discovery, I'll do a bit of digging and get back to you...
1406: MRkMclovin via Twitter: "If Rangers don't buy anyone then the season is over, don't think Lafferty and Healy can get us many goals #BBCFootball #bbcsportsound With Aluko providing the ammunition from out wide, there must be a few number 9s out there who could succeed Jelavic - should the Croatian complete his proposed move to Everton.
BBC Scotland's Jane Lewis: "#Dunfermline almost there in bid to sign Jordan MacMillian from #Rangers on a one-and-a-half-year deal. #bbcsportsound"
1402: I've already heard a few belters this morning, including: Barcelona playmaker Iniesta spotted driving a tractor erratically in Glenboig; Lazio striker Mirsolav Klose enjoying the wave machine at The Time Capsule in Coatbridge and legendary Brazil left back Roberto Carlos waiting patiently in the queue of a Kilmarnock butcher's for a steak pie!
1400: Thanks Martin, are we sitting comfortably? Good, then let's begin. Hit F5 to refresh. I'll take you through to tonight's transfer deadline. Here's hoping we have some last-minute drama to keep us occupied! Tweet us your gossip/transfer thoughts via the hashtag #bbcsportsound or send me a message @thomasmcg76 or send a text on 80295.
By Martin Conaghan
1346: Nick Fyfe sends us this Tweet using the hashtag #bbcsportsuond: "Re:1337: ridiculous right?! Like Mackie would go for anything under £90m." Now that's funny Nick.
1344: Text message from Mikey from Livingston via 80295: "All Rhodes lead to Celtic Park (wink wink) ;)". Do you know something we don't Mikey?
1337: Someone just sent us one of those fake websites where you put in someone's name and you get a full news report on the "player" signing for Barcelona for £85m. The player that was listed in the report was Darren Mackie.
1331: In the next few minutes, I'll be handing over to my colleague Thomas McGuigan to carry on the live update duties. Thomas will keep you informed on all the latest news, gossip, rumours, text messages and Tweets. Keep your sightings and suggestions coming and we'll post the best ones here on the website.
1327: Our reporter Jane Lewis tells me Falkirk striker Kallum Higginbotham is on route to Huddersfield for talks. The clubs are talking right now about a fee.
1325: Lunchtime is almost over and the news is slowly starting to filter in again as the agents and players wipe the tomato sauce from their chins and get back down to negotiating. Stay with us here all day on the BBC Sport Scotland website and we'll update you when anything happens.
1321: A text message on 80295 reads: "Bill 'the cow' in Glasgow city centre has now just seen Ally McCoist in the Radisson hotel with Gordon Smith and David Templeton and shaking of hands. I'm watching from my work." We'll take that under advisement...
1319: Some people are asking if there's any news from Motherwell. I've asked our reporter in the know, Jane Lewis, and she informs me that she has asked Motherwell FC for an update on Shaun Hutchinson. Apparently there's a suggestion he might be heading south...
1317: A text message from James in Surrey reads: "My gardener, Eduardo, who also happens to be Fernando Torres' gardener has just informed me that 'el nino' is heading north of the border to have talks with Rangers about potentially being Jelavic's replacement." I think Eduardo has perhaps been drinking too much of the Torres wine...
1315: Adam Weir sends us this via Twitter, using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "What gives Rangers the right to enquire about Templeton when Hearts haven't yet received full payment for Lee Wallace?". Adam, I refer you to my entry at 1305.
1312: Text message from Jambo Neil Hunter in Penicuik via 80295: "I bet Rangers don't sign anyone for a fee today. Grant holt is a pipe dream. They are so skint its unreal. Even skinter than us! They cant afford Templeton either. Stringing their fans along." Strong stuff Neil.
1309: Scott Porter Tweets using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "Any further updates regarding Celtic looking for another striker?" Unfortunately, there's nothing coming out of Celtic Park at the moment Scott, but we are trying to find out what we can. A little birdie told me there were some clubs showing an interest in Georgios Samaras and Glenn Loovens, but Celtic have not replied to our queries.
1307: I've just witnessed some footage on television of Nikica Jelavic arriving at Everton's training ground by car, which pretty much puts paid to the wildfire rumour that he's heading back to Glasgow. Looks like a done deal folks. Expect an announcement on that one soon.
1305: Scott Watson sends this on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "Where are Rangers getting the money to pay for @dtempleton89? He would be mad to go there." Your guess us as good as anyone's Scott. I can only speculate that the Jelavic deal would perhaps free up some wages money for Ally McCoist, and possibly allow him some transfer money to play with. However, as you may already know, Rangers are not co-operating with the BBC at the moment, so you would have to ask them yourself.
1300: Text message sent via 80295 by David Taylor in Carnoustie: "Rumours abound that Everton are not prepared to meet Jelavic's request for 40k per/w and that he's heading home - source msn news.....". Well David, we've checked this one out, but it's an internet rumour. As far as we know, the Jelavic deal is done and he's currently undergoing a medical at Goodison Park. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
1257: There seems to be a lunchtime lull in the gossip. All the agents, managers and players must have nipped down to the burger van for a roll and sausage. Don't forget, you can text us on 80295 or Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcsportsound. The best, and most sensible messages will be used - although, we do like a bit of completely mad rumour-mongering too. If you've spotted Messi in the Bishopbriggs Asda, let us know.
1249: We've been observing a chap called James Appell on Twitter who understands the ins and outs of Russian football dealings. James says: "Some good stories knocking around earlier today that Zenit and CSKA want Gary Hooper, while Lokomotiv want Anthony Stokes... Russians have long memories - they all remember the disaster that Garry O'Connor turned out to be. I'm sceptical. To those citing Aiden McGeady; different cases. O'Connor was a winter window signing, McGeady summer. And McGeady esp wanted to go to Russia."
1246: GT in Edinburgh has texted on 8025: "Interesting to note how quiet a certain Chick Young has been on deadline day. He doesn't appear to be running around 'exclusively revealing' anything. No sensationalist transfer news from the all seeing eye. Could it be he's still smarting from getting his Hearts points deduction so spectacularly wrong!!??"
I can exclusively reveal that Mr Chick Young is standing beside me right now and would like to point out that he never said Hearts would be deducted points, merely that the Scottish Premier League had discussed it as a potential punishment, should Hearts have been found guilty of any wrongdoing regarding player wages.
1243: JohnBRafferty Tweets using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "Greggs in Dunfermline just put in massive order of pies!! After rumours of Nade to Pars!!" Other pie shops are available.
1242: Martin here folks. I'm flitting between two PC's at the moment. The BBC Scotland Sport newsroom is a hive of activity. My colleague, Chris McLaughlin's phone is ringing red hot. He's taken so many calls and Tweeted so many times that he needs to charge his iPhone up. I'll do my best to keep you up to date with all the goings-on in the transfer window while Colin is taking a well-earned break.
By Colin Moffat
1230: I'm off for a wee break now but my colleague Martin Conaghan will keep you up to date with more transfer news. I should be back, unless a rival broadcaster comes in with a late bid... CNN New York, you listening? Refresh the page and you'll get Martin at the controls...
1225:Aberdeen are awaiting international clearance before completing the signing of Nigerian striker Daniel Uchechi. The former Sheffield Wednesday player is expected to sign at Pittodrie until the end of the season with options to prolong his stay.
1222: BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin reports that Hearts have received two bids for winger David Templeton. One from Rangers and one from an English Championship club.
1215: Dan texts 80295 to say he's seen Northern Ireland striker Warren Feeney at Glasgow Airport, while Fraser in Inverness reckons Aberdeen are trying to lure Celtic's Paddy McCourt to the north east. All completely unsubstantiated, of course...
1207: Lots of great chat on Twitter (#bbcsportsound) and some very entertaining texts coming our way but we need some concrete signing news to keep the spirits up as lunchtime approaches.
1200: John from Sunderland texts 80295: "Hear Watford are interested in Shaun Hutchinson of Motherwell - scouts being watching him for while."
1156: There have been truck-loads of trialists arriving at SPL clubs this month. Has Nigerian striker Daniel Uchechi done enough to earn a deal at Aberdeen and what about Gambian left-back Pa Saikou Kujabi, who has been training with Hibs?
1150: jonnyjambo16 on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "All I want is to read that Skacel, Templeton and Kello are staying at Hearts! Get rid of the deadwood, not our best players!"
Paul Leighton, Dundee texts 80295: "Why didn't Dundee United sell Garry Kenneth during this transfer window rather than let him leave for nothing in the summer. He says he's a United fan, but would he not rather the club got some money for him?"
1142: Paul in Corby texts 80295: "Re: 1127 - any last minute stinkers we remember? I'm a Jambo - you'd need a pound for the trolley if I started giving you names!!!"
1136: BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin has been busy shooting down some of your Twitter tales: He writes to say: "Hearts pair Jason Thomson and Conrad Balatoni will NOT be joining Livingston and Jamie Ness from Rangers will not be heading to Ross County on loan."
1135: AdamFalconer1 on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Desperate for the Pars to sign a defender today, otherwise I fear we're going to break the "83 conceded in the SPL" record."
1127: It's a familiar refrain among football fans: why leave transfer business to the last possible minute? It makes for great drama but we've seen a few turkeys signed over the years. Do Rangers fans remember Filipo Maniero? Alex McLeish brought the veteran Italian to Ibrox on the summer 2005 deadline day and he didn't play a single game. Any other stinkers you can think of?
1119: Michael Oxlong, Bonnyrigg texts 80295: "Hearts defenders Jason Thomson and Conrad Balatoni are joining Livingston on loan until the end of the season."
1114: joeyalltheseven on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "I'm seriously hoping Aberdeen sign a winger or creator before the window shuts, we really need one."
1108: Midfielder Lee Cox has completed his move from Inverness Caledonian Thistle to Swindon Town.
1100: Lots of good stories in the newspapers today. Zenit St Petersburg chasing Celtic striker Gary Hooper, according to The Sun and Rangers want Norwich captain Grant Holt to replace Nikica Jelavic, say the Daily Mail. Check out a selection of the best tales in
The Gossip Column
1045: boabmitchell83 on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "NU's Alan Smith was loaned to MK Dons, self confessed Gers fan & similar player to Naismith. Could've done a job at Ibrox IMO."
1042: Craig Hutton in Great Sutton texts 80295 to tell us that Mozambique striker Almiro Lobo is in Fife to sign for Dunfermline.
1039: Nikica Jelavic is at Everton's Finch Farm training complex for his medical. Will Rangers make a move to replace their top scorer?
1035: The agent for Hearts winger Andrew Driver has told BBC Scotland that a move away from Tynecastle is "unlikely".
1030: wet_kipper on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Kilmarnock have a habit of losing star strikers on #transferdeadlineday. Hopefully not today."
1015:Hibernian have tabled a bid for Scunthorpe's Northern Ireland international midfielder Michael O'Connor, Iron manager Alan Knill has confirmed.
1007: Everton are refusing to confirm anything on the record, but BBC Scotland understands Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic has agreed personal terms, with a medical pending ahead of his move to the English Premier League.
1004: jeccles621 on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "As a Saintee, I'm fearing we'll lose Sandancer & Jody today. Pleased with the 2 signings from Spurs & Sellic yesterday though."
1000: Just to recap on some of yesterday's to-ing and fro-ing; St Johnstone snapped up Kudus Oyenuga from Spurs and Celtic's James Keatings. Dundee United signed Slovakian striker Milos Lacny from Sparta Prague on a year's loan deal, while Ryan Stevenson left Hearts for Ipswich and Aberdeen completed a deal for midfielder Gavin Rae.
0950: AidenWylie on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Busy day for Ross County, with Jamie Ness and former Kilmarnock defender Freddie Dindeleux signing on for rest of season."
0945: JamieMore23 on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Ex-ICT and Ross County fullback Lionel Djebi-Zadi is set to sign a 6-month deal at Partick Thistle today."
0938: The Twitterverse is going bananas with all sorts of rumours. Have you heard any juicy transfer stories? Let me know using #bbcsportsound or text in on 80295. 'My girlfriend's uncle has just seen Kaka in the Inverness branch of World of Carpets', that kind of thing...
0930: Livingston have announced that Mark Fotheringham and Maurice Ross are to leave now that their short-term contracts have expired. They will be free agents, so no rush necessary to find new clubs.
0905: Good morning. It's that time of year again; the final day of the winter transfer window. Will your team pull off a major signing coup or lose their star man? The haggling, wheeling and dealing all finishes at 2300 and we'll bring you regular updates throughout the day...
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