Scottish Gossip: McGeady out of Celtic's reach, Dundee eye O'Dea

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Dundee are weighing up a move for former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea, who is a free agent after a spell in the Indian Super League. (Daily Express)

Celtic trialist Kristoffer Ajer, 17, has been tracked by Liverpool, Tottenham, Roma and Hertha Berlin in recent months. (Daily Mail)external-link

Celtic's hopes of bringing Aiden McGeady back on loan have been dashed, with Everton insisting they will not subsidise the winger's wages. (Daily Record)external-link

Eibar have first option on Celtic target Aleksander Pantic for a £1.5m fee, with the defender on loan at the club from La Liga rivals Villarreal. (Daily Record)external-link

The agent for Pantic, 23, says a move to Celtic would definitely appeal to the Serbian. (Sun)external-link

Hearts goalkeeper Neil Alexander, 37, is close to agreeing a contract extension at Tynecastle. (Various)

Hearts are among a number of clubs keeping tabs on Livingston's teenage striker Matthew Knox. (Daily Record)

Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen thanks chairman Stephen Thompson for taking "a big risk" and backing him with funds for transfers this month. (Various)

Ryan Dow
Could Ryan Dow make the short switch to McDiarmid Park next season?

St Johnstone are planning a pre-contract agreement for Dundee United midfielder Ryan Dow, who has had his season interrupted by injuries. (Sun)external-link

Stranraer are ready to throw in 18-year-old rookie goalkeeper Max Currie against Celtic as Scottish Cup rules hinder attempts to seek cover for the injured David McGurn. (Daily Express)

Ross County will retain goalkeeper Garry Woods on loan from Leyton Orient for the rest of the campaign. (Daily Record)

Hamilton are close to agreeing a one-year contact extension for midfielder Darian MacKinnon. (Sun)external-link

Motherwell midfielder Craig Moore is staying on loan at Ayr United, where has scored six goals in 10 league matches. (The National)

Aberdeen will allow goalkeeper Danny Rogers to remain on loan at Falkirk for the remainder of the season. (Daily Express)

Leeds, Reading, Bristol City and Preston are all watching Rogers, 21, who is out of contract at Pittodrie in the summer. (Sun)external-link

Raith Rovers aim to sign a new striker before Saturday's Scottish Cup tie with Hibernian. (Daily Record)