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Rangers could be prepared to loan winger Michael O'Halloran to Premiership rivals Hearts. Motherwell, Ross County and the 26-year-old's former club St Johnstone are also keen. (Daily Record)

Celtic are to reject a loan bid from Dundee United for winger Gary Mackay-Steven, who left Tannadice to join the champions two years ago. (Daily Express)

Egyptian club Zamalek have upped their offer for Kilmarnock striker Souleymane Coulibaly to a take-it-or-leave-it £650,000. (Daily Express, print edition)

But Killie want £750,000 for Coulibaly, who they picked up on a free transfer over the summer. (Daily Record)

Blackburn Rovers want to take Celtic defender Efe Ambrose on loan for the rest of the season. (Daily Mail)

Ross County have seen off competition from Kilmarnock to sign former Motherwell winger Jim O'Brien on loan from Shrewsbury. (Sun)

Souleymane Coulibaly
Coulibaly has scored 11 goals for Kilmarnock this season

Having made French midfielder Malaury Martin his third January signing, Hearts head coach Ian Cathro aims to bring in at least one more defender and replenish the club's striking options. (Scotsman)

Cardiff are set to return with an increased offer of £750,000 for Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes. (Sun, print edition)

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has no interest in jumping at the first big-money offer from England, having signed a long-term deal a little over a year ago. (Herald)

Scotland winger Oliver Burke, playing in the Bundasliga for RB Leipzig, thinks Rangers' Barrie McKay has the potential to win a lucrative move to the English Premier League. (Sun)

Celtic dismiss Portuguese reports linking them with 22-year-old Belenenses midfielder Fabio Sturgeon. (Daily Express, print edition)

Motherwell back-up goalkeeper Dean Brill could be set for a move to Colchester United. (Daily Express, print edition)

Aberdeen are ready to offer a new deal to long-serving defender Andrew Considine, with the 29-year-old out of contract in the summer. (Daily Express, print edition)

Ross County are in talks with St Mirren about signing defender Jason Naismith, 22, this month rather than waiting until the summer. (Daily Express, print edition)

Hibernian defender Darren McGregor
Hibees cup-winner Darren McGregor was nearly a Jambo...

Midfielder Andy Halliday says the disappointment of losing in last year's final makes Rangers even more determined to win the Scottish Cup this time round. (Daily Record)

Dundee are taking a further look at Dutch midfielder Kevin Brands, 28, after a closed-door friendly was cancelled last Friday. (Scotsman, print edition)

Defender Darren McGregor reveals that he was in talks with Hearts in 2014, so may have missed out on winning the Scottish Cup last year with boyhood heroes Hibernian. (Daily Mail)

Mark Ferry was in the Stirling Albion side that shocked Rangers in 2012 and now the 32-year-old Albion Rovers midfielder has Celtic in his sights ahead of Sunday's Scottish Cup tie. (Daily Record)

Former St Mirren midfielder Paul McGowan, ready to face his old club with Dundee at the weekend, believes the Paisley club's downfall started with the dismissal of boss Danny Lennon in 2014. (Sun)

Dumbarton assistant Stephen Farrell is a leading candidate for the manager's job at Stranraer after Brian Reid was sacked at the weekend. (Scotsman, print edition)

Edinburgh City have opened talks with Spartan over a ground-share deal for next season since their Meadowbank home is to be developed. (Scotsman)

Birmingham City are interested in Derby's £3m-rated Scottish forward Johnny Russell, who has not scored since October. (Daily Record)

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