Scottish football transfer rumours: Rangers in talks with Liverpool over Ryan Kent, Ibrox trialist could join Celtic, Aberdeen’s Gary Mackay-Steven in MLS talks

Ryan Kent (SNS Group)
Ryan Kent (SNS Group)

RANGERS are keen on extending winger Ryan Kent’s stay at Ibrox.

Director of Football Mark Allen says the club remain in talks with Liverpool about what it would take to increase the length of his loan deal or to make the move permanent. (The Herald)

Mark Allen has also spoken out about Chicago Fire’s Matt Polster, who Steven Gerrard is running the rule over in Tenerife.

The US international, who can play in midfield and at right-back, had impressed on trial in recent weeks.

His compatriot, Andrew Gutman, was also on trial at Rangers but has dropped a hint that he might be heading to the other side of Glasgow by following Celtic on Twitter and Instagram.

Another player both sides of the Old Firm appear to be interested in is Jack Whatmough.

The 22-year-old Portsmouth centre-back is out of contract at the end of the season. (The Sun)

Celtic also continue to be linked with 25-year-old Columbus Crew defender Wil Trapp.

Meanwhile, Hoops new boy Vakoun Issouf Bayo was interesting Italian giants Inter Milan before his move to Glasgow, the Daily Express reports.

Aberdeen's Gary Mackay-Steven (Chris Sumner / DC Thomson)
Aberdeen’s Gary Mackay-Steven (Chris Sumner / DC Thomson)

Aberdeen’s Gary Mackay-Steven could be heading Stateside.

According to Sky Sports, the 28-year-old has been in talks with MLS side New York City.

The Scotland winger’s contract expires in the summer.

Hearts boss Craig Levein says that Arnaud Djoum may leave the club in the summer, admitting that his financial demands are outwith the club’s budget. (Edinburgh Evening News)

The Jambos, meanwhile, have taken Spanish striker Alhagi Touray on trial at their warm weather training camp. (Daily Record)

Dundee midfielder Lewis Spence is set for a move to Ross County after the Dark Blues confirmed his departure last night. (The Courier)

St Mirren boss Oran Kearney says he’s not resigned to losing Anton Ferdinand during the January window.

The veteran defender has the option to leave the Paisley club but will sit down for talks over extending his stay. (Daily Record)

Former Dundee boss Neil McCann has emerged as a candidate for Carlisle United in League Two, while League Two Luton are thought to be interested in Motherwell’s Stephen Robinson for their vacant managerial post.