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Aberdeen have launched a bid to sign Scotland midfielder Don Cowie on loan from Wigan and are keen on a similar deal for Southampton striker Sam Gallagher. (Daily Express)

Hull City are ready to offer £1m for Dundee United's 20-year-old midfielder Blair Spittal. (Daily Record)

Celtic could raid Manchester City's talent pool by taking teenager Bersant Celina on loan until the end of the season. The Kosovan worked with manager Ronny Deila at Stromsgodset before moving to England in 2012. (Daily Record)external-link

Rangers will not consider selling Reading and Sheffield Wednesday target Martyn Waghorn for less than £1m. (Daily Express)

Waghorn, who has scored 25 goals this season, is determined to stay at Ibrox and help the club win promotion to the Premiership. (Daily Mail)

Tom Rogic is close to extending his Celtic contract just as Leeds are preparing a bid for the 23-year-old Australian midfielder. (Herald)external-link

Hibernian have offered top scorer Jason Cummings a new deal as Derby line up a bid for the 20-year-old striker. (Sun)external-link

Hibs have also made an official approach to sign Anthony Stokes on loan, with the out-of-favour Celtic forward also wanted by Inverness CT and Dundee United. (Sun)

Motherwell's hopes of signing Liam Grimshaw have been dashed as Manchester United recall the midfielder from his loan in order to sell him on to Preston. (Daily Express)

Aberdeen are considering a move for Partick Thistle midfielder Stuart Bannigan, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Sun)external-link

Stuart Bannigan
Could Bannigan swap Firhill for Pittodrie in the summer?

And the Dons are lining up an offer for Rotherham goalkeeper Adam Collin after missing out on a loan deal for Rangers' Cammy Bell. (Sun)

Norwegian teenager Kristoffer Ajer is open to a move to Celtic after spending a week on trail with the Scottish champions. (Daily Mail)

Former winger Bobby Petta reckons there is no need for Celtic to strengthen their squad this month. (Various)

New loan signing Riku Riski says he would be stunned if Dundee United get relegated from the Premiership. (Various)

Former winger Bobby Petta reckons there is no need for Celtic to strengthen their squad this month. (Various)

Hibs legend Pat Stanton insists his old team will be no Scottish Cup pushovers since they finally have the physical strength to match Edinburgh rivals Hearts. (Daily Record)

Experienced striker Kenny Miller says the Scottish Cup tie with Kilmarnock is the perfect opportunity for Rangers to showcase how far they have come under manager Mark Warburton. (Various)

With Celtic awaiting the winners in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup, East Kilbride will push for a switch to Celtic Park if their 500-capacity K Park home fails to meet safety regulations, while Lothian Thistle Hutchinson Vale prefer the option of Easter Road should they prevail. (Herald)external-link

There is little chance of clubs voting in favour of new "strict liability" rules to deal with antisocial behaviour from fans, according to Alloa chairman Mike Mulraney, a member of the SPFL board. (Various)

Midfielder Kenny Anderson has returned to Dutch club RKC Waalwijk on an 18-month deal following his release from Hearts. (Scotsman)external-link

Dundee United have tabled a second bid for Airdrie goalkeeper Rohan Ferguson. (The Courier)external-link

Partick Thistle winger Declan McDaid has joined Cowdenbeath on loan. (Daily Express)

Falkirk have made an offer to out-of-contract goalkeeper Deniz Mehmet, a 23-year-old formerly on the books of West Ham and Turkish club Kayserispor. (The National)

Sunderland and Scotland striker Steven Fletcher is wanted by Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. (Daily Mail)external-link


Edinburgh flanker Hamish Watson admits his chances of making Scotland's Six Nations squad are "a long shot" but has not given up hope of impressing national coach Vern Cotter. (Scotsman)external-link

Paul Lawrie begins his 25th season on the European Tour at this week's Joburg Open in South Africa. (Various)