RANGERS and Celtic could be in for a busy couple of weeks as the winter transfer window heats up.
New Light Blues manager Graeme Murty has wasted no time in beginning an overhaul of his squad.
Sean Goss has been brought up on loan from QPR, while Jamie Murphy has been brought in on loan from Brighton with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.
Heading the other way are Carlos Pena, who is set to be reunited with his old boss Pedro Caixinha in a loan to Cruz Azul, and Dalcio, whose loan from Benfica will be cut short.
Fabio Cardoso and Eduardo Herrera will be moved on if takers can be found, while Euros winner Bruno Alves may also go when he recovers from injury.
With Kenny Miller already out injured, Rangers will be left short of strikers, and it is understood it is a problem they will look to address with a move for Nottingham Forest’s Jason Cummings.
The former Hibernian star boasts a tremendous scoring record against the Ibrox club, having hit eight goals in games between the teams over two seasons.
His goals have dried up this season, and while Forest – in a period of transition following the sacking of former Rangers boss Mark Warburton and his assistant David Weir – say they don’t want to let him go, a bid approaching £1m could get them their man.
That’s the sum Warburton paid Hibs for Cummings last summer.
Celtic could be set to set to receive 10 times that amount, with Southampton weighing up whether to make a £10m bumper bid for Stuart Armstrong.
They made inquiries about the Scotland international in July, but were rebuffed by the Hoops, who told them he was needed for first the Champions League qualification campaign then the group games that followed.
While Celtic remain in Europe with a last 32 Europa League tie against Zenit St Petersburg to play next month, it is not seen as a bar on the 25-year-old moving on.
There remains uncertainty over Moussa Dembele’s future, with the Frenchman thought to be cool on the idea of transferring to Brighton – even for a £20m fee.
Marseille have long been admirers of his ability and as such cannot be ruled out, though in their case raising the funds could be an issue.
Motherwell fans are hoping central defender Ben Heneghan could soon be on his way back to Fir Park on loan from Sheffield United, who he joined in the summer for £400,000.
This after the player posted a teasing message on social media, with a photograph of himself wearing the Steelmen’s kit – next to an egg timer!
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