Scottish transfer deadline day

Rangers sign Hearts winger David Templeton as Celtic bring in three players in late drama on transfer deadline day in Scotland.

1 September 2012 Last updated at 01:10

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As it happened

  1. 1200: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

    Good afternoon and welcome to our live text coverage of transfer deadline day in Scotland...

  2. 1201: 

    Don't you just love deadline day? If you see Michael Owen, disguised under a cloth cap walking an excitable whippet, outside Fir Park; if you identify Clarence Seedorf running at full pelt down Easter Road...

    And/or if you spot The Essex Lion chomping on a t-bone steak at a Little Chef and overhear him saying he's heading north to sign for an unnamed SPL club - let me know!

  3. 1203: 

    Our army of reporters are on foot patrol for all the transfer speculation/news and confirmation of deals. We'll bring you news of all the deals before the 23:00 BST deadline.

    To get in touch today, tweet the live text using the hashtag #bbcsportsound or message me @bbcthomasmcg

    And you can text 80295 with SPL at the start of your message.

  4. 1205: 

    Hearts have rebuffed offers from Rangers for winger David Templeton and full-back Ryan McGowan.

    BBC Scotland has learned the combined offer made by Rangers combined was less than £1m and falls short of Hearts' valuations of the players.

    Will Rangers come back in with an improved offer before tonight's deadline?

  5. 1207: 

    The deadline for players joining Scottish Premier League clubs is 23:00 BST.

    However, if SPL clubs want new signings to be available for this weekend's fixtures then the deadline is 17:00 BST.

    The English Premier League deadline is also 23:00 BST and the deadline for Scottish Football League clubs is midnight on Friday...

  6. 1210: 

    John, in Aberdeen, to 80295: "Just got a text from my 3rd cousin's brother's neice who claims McFadden's going to be playing in Aberdeen this year. I'm hoping it's James McFadden & not that Brian McFadden bloke from Westlife"

    If the "new signing" emerges from the plane whistling I Have A Dream then you know you're in trouble...

  7. 1212: 

    Lloyd Evans: "Any news on potential Celtic signings/departures? #bbcfootball"

    I'm braced for a tweet from our senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin with the latest. Coming up...

  8. 1214: 

    Meanwhile, Hearts are on the cusp of bolstering their squad at Tynecastle. Fresh from their impressive Europa League display against Liverpool last night, Jambos boss John McGlynn has told BBC Scotland Ryan Stevenson will undergo a medical.

    The 27-year-old joined Ipswich Town from Hearts in January, having spent two years with the Edinburgh side.

    Motherwell had been keen on the player, who had spells at Ayr United and St Johnstone earlier in his career.

    "There is an interest so we're hopeful we can do something with Ryan," McGlynn said.

  9. 1216: 

    Blackburn Rovers have broken their transfer record to sign Huddersfield Town and Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes in a deal worth up to £8m.

    Rhodes, 22, has signed a five-year contract and will lead Rovers' attempt to return to the Premier League.

    There had been some whispers that the striker may have taken the high Rhodes to Scotland, but Steve Kean has got his man...

  10. 1220: 

    Garrie in Nairn: "Wonder how many players will be spotted at airports and in Homebase today? Love transfer deadline day!"

    Anonymous to 80295: "Just seen Pepe Reina headimg down Easter Road, could it be?"

    Anonymous: "Kirk Broadfoot in Morrisons cafe, Paisley. Working till, said eggs were off today"

  11. 1222: 

    Quick question: who would be your realistic and fantasy deadline day signing?

    Would you like your club chairman to coax Robbie Savage out of retirement? Do you think David Villa could top up his fitness with a loan move until January?

    Tweet using the hashtag #bbcsportsound or message @bbcthomasmcg and text 80295.

  12. 1225: 

    Will Dundee United successfully see off potential suitors for forward Johhny Russell?

    Russell has been in sparkling form this season and United chairman Stephen Thompson has placed a £2m price tag on the hitman.

    United boss Peter Houston, no doubt jumping 50 feet in the air every time the phone rings, said: " I would like the window shut and keep Johnny."

  13. 1228: 

    Lloyd Evans: "Realistic signing: Johnny Russell. fantasy: Lionel Messi's boots."

    You could hang the wee magician's boots up above your car windscreen like furry dice...

  14. 1230: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Hibs are hoping to make two signings today. Probable news of these late afternoon..."

  15. 1232: 

    Craig Lawson: "All quiet at Aberdeen. Come on Broony get another striker in #bbcsportsound"

    I'm sure the former Scotland boss will satisfy your wish after he's got his fantasy team sorted for the weekend...

  16. 1235: 

    Evinguu: "Signing... Clarence Seedorf (for celtic) if he still available on a free."

    Alas, the former Netherlands and AC Milan midfielder signed a two-year deal with Brazilian outfit Botafogo in the summer. I remember his display against Man Utd in the San Siro a few seasons ago in the Champions League: an 11 out of 10!

  17. 1238: 
    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin

    "Del Piero likely move is to Oz. @OfficialNeil not doing usual pre match media duties as he's working on possible deals..."

  18. 1240: 

    Thomas Mackintosh: "What's the latest on Craig Gordon? Is he likely to be playing is football in Scotland this season?"

    I'm amazed the Scotland keeper hasn't been snapped up yet, Thomas. He told BBC Scotland in May that he was unsure where he would be playing.

    "I'm keeping my options open to absolutely everything at the moment, be it Scotland, England or anywhere else in Europe," said the 29-year-old.

    "It is important to show anybody watching that I am ready to play."

  19. 1245: 

    I've got my finger poised over the BREAKING NEWS graphic. Come on clubs, let's get buying & selling here!

  20. 1247: 

    On transfer deadline day, I've got the vision of club chairmen, sporting sheepskin coats and whistling the Minder theme tune, shaking hands with their new signing(s) over the bonnet of the Cortina.

  21. 1250: 
    BREAKING NEWS

    Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam has completed his move from Liverpool to Stoke City.

    "I'm delighted to be here and to be given the opportunity to work with the club, the manager and the players," Adam said.

    "This club's on the up and it's great to be a part of it. I hope I can help them to improve upon the success which has been achieved over the past few years."

  22. 1252: 

    Allan McGinness: "Any news about Efe Ambrose at Lennoxtown?"

    No news yet Allan, will keep you posted as soon as we hear something.

  23. 1254: 

    Keith Greenoak: "Just seen Christian Nade in Piemaker in Edinburgh. Don't think he's signing for anyone, just think he's hungry (again) #bbcsportsound"

    Was he looking for-lorne? Sorry, I'll get my coat...

  24. 1258: 
    HIBS BOSS PAT FENLON

    "The last transfer window was manic right up to the last minute and this one will probably be the same. You always get a call late on saying 'would you be interested in this one?'

    "And you say: 'I didn't think he'd be available but yes definitely'. We've got a couple of targets we're looking to bring in and if we can get done that would be great."

    Meanwhile, defenders Jordon Foster and Scott Smith have been shipped out to East Fife on loan from Easter Road.

  25. 1300: 

    Marc Sturrock on signing targets: "Hopefully, Johnny Russell to Celtic with Joe Chalmers going the other way on loan. #ideal"

  26. 1302: 

    Neil Forsyth: "Matt Kennedy heading to Everton after fee agreed, and rumours Liam Kelly heading to Bristol City for 500k. Also hearing Killie linked with Bayern Munich striker on loan?!"

    We're on the case Neil...

  27. 1304: 

    Evinguu: "Oh well no Seedorf then :( and no Del Piero... Chris Humphrey it is then :( lol"

    Michael McMillan: "Just spotted Gary Teale boarding a flight to Barcelona #bbcsportsound"

    Allyg: "2nd cousin spotted Goodwillie at Ibrox, season-long loan after Rhodes deal confirmed #bbcsportsound"

  28. 1306: 
    Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    "Phone is busy today"

  29. 1310: 

    Television pictures show Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam - in Harry Redknapp-mode with his car window rolled down - speaking to a battery of reporters following his move from Liverpool to Stoke.

    Adam says he's "delighted" to join Tony Pulis's side.

  30. 1314: 

    Alexander Cassidy: "Matty Kennedy going nowhere. Michael Nelson just tweeted a picture of Kennedy and Manu Pascali messing about at training. Here is @MattyKennedy33 having his medical #deadlineday"

  31. 1316: 

    Gerry: "Apparently Rangers are trying to re-sign Fleck. I mean he's about 41 and 18 stone but Ally thinks he can do a job"

    Nico: "It's the players' agents who have the managers over the bonnets of their cortinas!"

    Chris in Glasgow: "Darren Mackie has been spotted in Ayrshire. Signing for Killie? Ayr Utd? Probably Ardrossan Castle Rovers... "

  32. 1319: 

    Robert Steel: "Michael Owen to @AberdeenFC train with #ManUtd during week Fergie will ok it as a favour #gamechanger #operation3rdstar #bbcsportsound"

  33. 1321: 

    Scotland captain Darren Fletcher will once again join up with the squad next week as he continues his recovery from a chronic bowel condition.

    Fletcher, who trained with the Scots ahead of the friendly with Australia, is likely to be included in Man Utd's 25-man Champions League squad.

    "Darren's put a lot of weight back on," said United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

    "He's back to his normal weight from two or three years ago. It's a case of wait and see."

    The 28-year-old hasn't played for nearly 10 months; Scotland kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign next month against Serbia and Macedonia.

  34. 1324: 
    BREAKING NEWS

    St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas does not envisage any late action in the transfer market ahead of tonight's deadline.

    "It would be nice to get two or three in but I wouldn't have thought so," he said.

  35. 1326: 

    Richard in Stornoway: "Robbie Savage at baggage reclaim in Glasgow Airport. Could be here for signing talks with Alistair and Charles following his previous offer to play for Gers. Let's hope it's to provide dancing lessons for the Govan Cha Cha class rather than anything to do with Ibrox."

  36. 1328: 
    Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam

    "Just like to thank the great support of LFC and the club for a fantastic year; was honoured to have been giving the opportunity to wear no 26"

  37. 1330: 

    Stephen Main: "You boys can just go home for the day, nothing going to be happening up here #zzzzzzz #bbcsportscotland"

    Not a chance, Stephen! I'll be here until midnight, armed to the teeth with an industrial-sized flask of coffee, a dozen Star Bars, mobile phone(s) in a holster and my team of reporters on speed-dial...

  38. 1332: 

    Paul Clarkson: "Strong rumour of Paddy McCourt signing for Hibs today!! Hope it's true #bbcsportsound"

  39. 1334:  
    Liam McLeod, Football Commentator, BBC Scotland

    "As things stand there will be no new arrivals at #RossCounty on #TransferDeadlineDay. Derek Adams happy with squad...unsurprisingly."

  40. 1336: 

    Tommy Jones: "Ryan Stevenson would do damage in the hole behind Sutton. Gowzer and Temps though? I'd like to see them at Tynie on Sunday. #bbcsportsound"

  41. 1338: 

    Stephen Main: "Enjoy that! I will just come back at 10pm to make sure Temps and McGowan are still with Hearts"

    Roger that!

  42. 1340: 

    Nico to 80295: "No need for anyone in 3rd Division to worry. The days of Robbie Savage dancing past players have long since past!"

  43. 1341: 

    Our senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin says Rangers remain locked in talks with Hearts over winger David Templeton and are "confident" they'll get their man...

  44. 1342: 
    BBC Scotland's Jane Lewis

    "Celtic boss Neil Lennon has told me he's trying to get a striker in on loan. No names!

  45. 1344: 

    Joeyalltheseven: "Just seen Ronaldo at Pittodrie, potential loan signing?"

    Which one Joey? If it's the Brazilian then I'm not sure if he'll be able to tease on that famous red jersey. The legendary striker isn't a stranger to a fish supper these days...

  46. 1347: 

    Gary Sweeney: "Michael Owen is waiting on the phone call from Lennon before committing to a mediocre English team #bbcsportsound"

    Remember Michael Owen's wonder goal for England against Argentina at France 98?

  47. 1350: 

    Our team of reporters are bashing the phones, bending the ear of 'club sources' and banging on the doors of players' agents.

    As soon as we have breaking transfer news, I'll post it here...

  48. 1352: 

    Tom in Newcastle: "Shola Ameobi heading for Glasgow Airport"

  49. 1355: 

    Ryan Pirie: "Just seen Dimi Berbatov pull up outside Dens, problems solved?! #bbcsportsound"

    Welcome to the City of Discovery, Dimi!! Was he wearing those trademark black gloves??

  50. 1400: 

    ConorKling: "My third cousin's brother-in-law works as a taxi driver in Glasgow and swears he just dropped Michael Owen at Parkhead #bbcsportsound"

    Was he in the booster seat?

  51. 1402: 

    No major moves involving Scottish clubs/players, yet... The calm before the storm? Remember, any manager wanting his new star man to strut his stuff tomorrow needs to dot i's and cross t's by 17:00 BST tonight.

    Otherwise, any new recruit signed before the 23:00 BST deadline will need to cool his heels until next week.

    The Scottish Football League signing deadline is midnight tonight.

  52. 1406: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT- BREAKING NEWS

    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin reports: "Hearts have signed Ryan Stevenson on a three-year deal."

  53. 1408: 
    DONE DEAL

    Ryan Stevenson seals his return to Tynecastle. The 27-year-old joined Ipswich Town from Hearts in January, having spent two years with the Edinburgh side.

    What do you think of that signing, Jambos?

    Tweet the commentary using the hashtag #bbcsportsound or @bbcthomasmcg or text 80295 using SPL at start of your message.

  54. 1410: 

    Mike Monteith: "Ryan Stevenson?? He couldn't hit a cow's a*$e with a banjo, the last him he wore the famous maroon. We needed @RudiSkacel19 back #bbcsportsound"

  55. 1412: 

    Robert Young: "Stevenson heading to Tynecastle will seal the deal for Templeton to Rangers #bbcsportsound"

    Geoff Foden: "Reading that Marvin Ogunjimi (Standard Liège) coming on Loan to Celtic and future transfer fee 2m"

  56. 1415: 

    Paul Clarkson: "As per my last note regarding McCourt and Hibs. He has now been seen getting out a car at east mains for a medical. #bbcsportsound"

    We're checking...

  57. 1417: 

    Garrie in Nairn: "Hearing loads of stuff about Rangers today. Craig Conway, Tom Hatley to name a couple..."

  58. 1420: 

    For those asking, no confirmation of any Celtic signings; yet...

  59. 1421: 

    BellevueFootie: "Stevenson is good signing for Hearts. He can play in a number of positions and has a decent scoring record."

  60. 1424: 

    Joeyalltheseven: "Real Mallorca striker Marvin Ogunjimi has arrived in Glasgow ahead of a proposed move to Celtic."

    Jamie Alliston: "I think Fulham got all this money for transfers by selling their statue of MJ #bbcsportsound"

  61. 1427: 
    Former England striker Michael Owen

    "Don't you just hate it when clubs agree an 'undisclosed fee'? Come on clubs, spill the beans."

  62. 1428: 

    The Paddy McCourt to Hibs rumour has spread like wildfire; our man in Leith is on the case in an effort to verify the chatter...

  63. 1430: 
    BBC Scotland's Douglas McNeil

    "Ryan Stevenson joins Hearts on 3-year deal. Motherwell will be disappointed to lose out on the player who looked set to join Stuart McCall's men."

  64. 1431: 
    DONE DEAL

    Celtic striker Daryl Murphy has joined Ipswich Town on a season-long loan. Murphy, 29, has had two previous loan spells at Portman Road and has struggled to break into Neil Lennon's first team.

  65. 1433: 

    Manchester City have completed the £6.2m deal to take Swansea City winger Scott Sinclair to Eastlands. That move may have major repercussions for my fantasty football team!

  66. 1435: 
    SFA statement

    "Please note that the deadlines are 11pm for SPL clubs and midnight for SFL clubs.

    "In addition, SPL clubs wishing to sign a player to play this coming weekend will require to have all paperwork lodged and completed by 5pm.

    "SFL clubs wishing to sign a player to play this coming weekend will require to have all paperwork lodged and completed by midnight.

    "Please note these are subject to International Clearance being received in the event of cross-border transfers."

  67. 1437: 

    Lloyd Evans: "Celtic have reportedly made a bid for Braga winger Helder Barbosa"

    Scot Atron: "Hurry up and tell us Davie Weir is once again a Ger."

  68. 1440: 

    Speculation is intensifying regarding arrivals at Ibrox...

  69. 1442: 

    Middlesbrough winger Andy Halliday: " I know of 3 Rangers signings that will be announced later on today! Good signings too. Celtic close to signing a Belgian striker..."

  70. 1444: 
    Former Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu, now at Stoke City

    "I'm looking forward to making the most of this opportunity. Charlie Adam (new Stoke signing from Liverpool) is a player I know well and I'm sure he'll do well."

  71. 1447: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Rumours that Celtic winger Paddy McCourt could be heading to Easter Road...Sorry Hibs fans. Not happening."

  72. 1449: 

    What's going on at Queen's Park Rangers? Manager Mark Hughes should replace the front door at Loftus Road with a turnstile.

    His blizzard of signings include Spanish midfielder Esteban Granero from Real Madrid and Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar from Inter Milan, who incidentally, is a dead ringer for Donny Osmond...

  73. 1453: 

    Neally in Edinburgh: "Any word on Celtic signing Markus Henriksen?"

    Nothing as yet...

  74. 1456: 

    Andrew R Masterson: "I wonder if Celtic will be knocking on Blackburn's door for Goodwillie?"

    Would that be a case of the club Goodwillie Hunting?

    James Lunn: "Just seen Templeton in the Rangers store buying his own kit. Must be singing for The Rangers. #bbcsportsound

  75. 1500: 

    Nick, Waltham Cross, to 80295: "I would like to wish everyone across Scotland a HAPPY TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY! May it bring you everything you could wish for. With peace, goodwill to all men and an extra portion of Christmas Pudding....errr quality signing for your team..."

  76. 1502: 

    Bailey, North Berwick, to 80295: "How are The Rangers managing to afford these bids? And do Hearts think they'll actually get paid this time??"

  77. 1504: 

    Graeme Corbett: "Any mileage in Rangers possibly signing some Newcastle Utd players on loan through this Ashley linkage? #bbcsportsound"

    The whispers are becoming louder but no confirmation as yet Graeme. We'll keep you posted.

  78. 1508: 

    Derek Black: "In reply to Bailey, North Berwick, Rangers have paid Hearts all the money that is due. #RFC"

  79. 1510: 

    FD: "Markus Henriksen signed for Alkmaar just a couple of days ago, so rule out Celtic."

    Steven Lawson: "Messi seen in Paisley!!! What's that? Oh, sorry... Messy scene in Paisley... #bbcsportsound"

    Sean Caldow: "What are the chances Peter Lawell is even out his bed yet, and ignoring Lennon's phonecalls? #typical"

  80. 1512: 

    For fans of various clubs asking, no fresh news as yet. I'll let you know as soon as we hear something concrete...

  81. 1514: 

    Kris Speirs: "Good move for Celtic in terms of Europe - Javi Garcia has left Benfica to join Man City."

    Alex Martin: "Surely Celtic must test the water with a bid for Jonny Russell? #bbcsportsound"

  82. 1516: 
    BREAKING NEWS

    St Johnstone have terminated the contract of striker Sean Higgins, with the Perth club saying it is to allow the 27-year-old to join a Scottish Football League club.

    Higgins, who started his career with Ross County and had a spell at Dundee before joining the Saints, made only 11 appearances for the Perth outfit since joining in 2011.

  83. 1520: 
    Hearts' new signing Ryan Stevenson

    "I'm excited at the prospect of returning to the club.

    "Naturally, the circumstances of my previous departure might have made this move seem unlikely but I want to assure everyone that I am only focused on playing and winning with Hearts.

    "I am delighted to be here."

  84. 1540: 

    alexmartin72 sends us this Tweet using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "Surely Celtic must test the water with a bid for Johnny Russell?"

  85. 1540: 

    Don't forget folks, you can send us a text message on 80295 with the subject "SPL" and we'll use the best ones here on the live text. If you've spoken to a crafty cabbie, a loose-tongued newspaper salesman or a friend of a friend who works with Neil Lennon's next-door-neighbour's auntie - we want to hear all the latest transfer gossip that you've picked up throughout the day.

  86. 1540: 

    conall_cfc sends us this sympathetic Tweet using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "Feel sorry for the people in the office today. Scottish transfer windows are always slow on the last day." We're having a great time in here - it's non-stop wall-to-wall transfer gossip!

  87. 1542: 

    Bill Watson in Ferryhill sends us this text on 80295 using the subject 'SPL': "Just spotted Matthew Kennedy going into Pittodrie with vice chairman George Yule. Defo him." We're

  88. 1544: 

    A Tweet just in from DaveMurphy87: "Just seen Kirk Broadfoot in Ralston. St. Mirren return possibly?" Maybe he just got lost on his way to Glasgow Airport?

  89. 1546: 

    A text message via 80295 from Gary in Dundee: "Just removed all the microwaves from Dens Park pending Kirk Broadfoot's signature. Dundee taking no chances on injuries." Oh dear, someone's going to have egg on their face...

  90. 1549: 

    Our top-notch reporter Jane Lewis just shouted over to me to remind everyone that you can tune in to Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW from 1810 BST tonight for "50 minutes of top, top quality news on the transfer window from our posse of BBC reporters aruond the country". Don't miss it folks, our Jane is in the hotseat tonight and will bring you all the latest transfer news as it happens. Her guests will be Callum Davidson and Billy Dodds.

  91. 1551: 

    amk672 asks us via Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "Any truth in Cammy Bell coming to Rangers?". Your guess is as good as ours. The Kilmarnock keeper currently has a broken hand, so it seems a strange move if it's true...

  92. 1553: 

    Lots of people texting and Tweeting about rumours concerning Michael Owen being rumoured for a move to Celtic. It seems that every time the transfer window opens, the former England international is mentioned in connection with Celtic. Apparently, Owen's family used to live opposite Celtic Park and he attended games when he was young...

  93. 1557: 

    Andrew Boyle in Edinburgh sends us this cheeky text via 80295 using the subject 'SPL': "Transfer deadline day is like your birthday - you think your getting Angelina Jolie but you end up with Susan Boyle. Even though she probably would be better at right-back than Kujabi for Hibs." Steady on there Andrew - Susan Boyle was on the pitch for Celtic at Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Helsingborgs - it's not often you can say you've seen £10m worth of talent on the pitch at Celtic Park, is it?"

  94. 1602: 

    A few people are picking up on the rumour that Craig Gordon has been spotted at Murray Park. We're checking it out, but don't hold your breath folks...

  95. 1604: 

    Zooko182 Tweets us with this question using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "Is Sportsound doing a through the window show tonight?" Unfortunately, not - but Sportsound will be on from 1810-1900 on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW to bring you all the latest news.

  96. 1606: 
    Chris McLaughlin on Twitter

    "Plenty of rumour about Helder Barbosa to #Celtic. I'm told it won't happen. #BBCSportsound"

  97. 1607: 
    Brian McLauchlin on Twitter

    "Craig Gordon is in London receiving physio. He is a free agent and does not need to sign for a club before window closes. @bbcsportsound"

  98. 1610: 

    For those asking, we'll have a BBC Radio Scotland Sportsound transfer deadline day special from 18:10 BST on 810 MW, presented by Jane Lewis and featuring a round-the-country update from our battalion of reporters.

    I'll bring you the best from the programme and then steer the good ship live text through the choppy Friday night waters up to the deadline...

  99. 1612: 

    Stuart Richmond: "Is there going to be ANY activity today? Surely you must have heard some decent rumours that might come off? This is dire!!"

    I empathise Stuart, but be patient. Hopefully, the trickle will become a torrent and we'll be swept away by loads of juicy deals...

  100. 1614: 

    St Mirren have taken their former player, Franco Miranda, on trial as they continue their search for cover in the left-back position.

    The 27-year-old Argentinian spent two seasons on loan with the Buddies from CAI in his homeland before leaving for Chacarita Juniors in 2009.

    "Franco trained with the lads yesterday, we will asses his situation - it's a very difficult situation as he hasn't had a pre-season," Buddies boss Danny Lennon said.

    "What we are looking at is someone that is going to come in and fit into the family, has the right character and can play.

    "We are delighted with our squad at the moment and what we are trying to do is identify someone that can come in and give us a helping hand.

    "I won't bring in anybody just for the sake of it, I would much prefer in developing the kids that we have at the club."

  101. 1616: 
    Celtic boss Neil Lennon

    "There is a lot of panic on here today....deep breaths"

  102. 1620: 

    No interest, as yet, in Dundee Utd's £2m-rated forward Johnny Russell. Will United be able to hang onto their in-form hitman?

  103. 1622: 

    John Plunkett: "My uncle is a taxi driver in Aberdeen. He's booked for a Spanish ex-Rangers player to be collected from the airport. Hmm."

  104. 1624: 

    Muzz: "35 minutes for us to sign players in time for the Celtic game #GGTTH #Hibs #bbcsportsound"

    Stuart Graham: "Just spotted Rod Petrie withdrawing cash at the ATM. A Hibs signing imminent surely. #bbcsportsound"

  105. 1628: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Nothing imminent at Hibs regards any new players. Hopeful of at least one player arriving before the 11.00pm deadline"

  106. 1630: 

    Ken, via 80295: "Sitting in a cafe in Glasgow and I am sure Joe Cole has just passed. Left-sided answer with European experience. Mmm"

  107. 1632: 
    Celtic manager Neil Lennon

    "Just bumped into 2 lads outside the door...one was called Lionel the other Ya Ya..seemed nice enough..lol"

  108. 1634: 

    Craig Fox: "Nacho Novo back to #Rangers you think? Kirk Broadfoot is going to St Mirren, I can put my house on it!#bbcsportsound"

  109. 1637: 
    DONE DEAL

    "Danny Lennon confirms the loan signing of Newcastle defender Paul Dummett until January - had hoped for a season long loan but Newcastle wanted the shorter option," reports BBC Scotland's Douglas McNeil.

  110. 1640: 

    Just 20 minutes to go until the 17:00 BST headline for new recruits to be signed in time to feature in this weekend's matches...

  111. 1645: 

    reid_ciaran: "Marvin Ogunjimi from Mallorca has arrived at Glasgow airport #bbcsportsound"

    Gary Sweeney: "Come on fella get up the m74 and sign on for celtic. Number 7 shirt waiting #bbcsportsound"

  112. 1650: 

    Dave Hart: "Hasn't been much of a transfer deadline day, calm before the storm? #bbcsportsound"

    Here's hoping Dave...

  113. 1655: 

    Speculation intensifies surrounding Hearts winger David Templeton, but nothing confirmed yet.

  114. 1701: 

    The 17:00 BST deadline passes, with Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson and St Mirren loan signing, Newcastle's defender Paul Dummett; are available for their respective new sides for the weekend.

    Any further signings will have to wait until the following week...

  115. 1704: 

    Liam Akespear: "Jamie Carragher seen in Glasgow, Celtic on loan."

  116. 1706: 

    Kris Speirs: "Carlos Bocanegra looks to be bidding adios to Glasgow. Move to Racing Santander being reported on Spanish radio."

  117. 1710: 
    DONE DEAL

    Hamilton Accies have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Scott Christie. The 24-year-old has joined from Junior club Bo'ness Utd for an undisclosed fee.

    The ex-Stirling Albion player (9 seasons at Forthbank) played 3 times as a trialist for Accies last season.

  118. 1712: 

    ThreeGambligos: "Now it's after 5pm, hopefully some clubs will allow players to leave. Very quiet day in Scotland but then does anyone have ££s #bbcsportsound"

    James Bundy: "Just seen (Dundee United's) Gary Mackay-Steven in Glasgow #Celtic? #bbcsportsound"

  119. 1725: 
    BBC Scotland's Jane Lewis

    "Hearing that Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose is in Glasgow and arrivial at #Celtic Park imminent."

  120. 1730: 

    Tamster1888: "If Celtic sign Johnny Russell the SPL baw is burst for about the next 5 years"

  121. 1732: 

    Ally Thompson: "Any Rangers news? #bbcsportsound"

    Lots of speculation concerning the club's pursuit of Hearts winger David Templeton but nothing concrete yet, Ally, However, there's a long time to go until the deadline...

  122. 1740: 

    Anonymous to 80295: "I'm expecting a flurry of activity at my club, Dundee, as we bid to strengthen our injury list!"

  123. 1745: 

    Gordon Snedden: "Heard from a few sources that Darren Mackie is on his way to Murray Park #bbcsportsound"

  124. 1750: 
    BREAKING NEWS

    Nigeria central defender Efe Ambrose is in Glasgow pending a transfer to Celtic from Israeli Premier League club Ashdod.

  125. 1752: 

    Anonymous text to 80295: "Just seen Templeton get into his car and heading towards the motorway"

    Did he have pen and paper (contract) in hand and was he scribbling away furiously?

  126. 1755: 
    BREAKING NEWS

    ...regarding Dundee Utd coming up.

  127. 1757:  
    Jim Spence, BBC Sport

    "Dundee Utd reject joint bid of £1.25m for Johnny Russell and Gary Mackay-Steven from Huddersfield, Utd say it's an insult."

  128. 1800: 
    BREAKING NEWS

    Regarding Rangers targets...

  129. 1801: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Rangers are back in for Hearts David Templeton. Clubs close to agreeing a deal..."

    Now, then.

  130. 1804: 

    BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound is about to get under way on 810 MW. I'll bring you the very latest from our elite band of reporters...

  131. 1806: 

    Anonymous text: "David Templeton would be showing a complete lack of ambition signing for Rangers. From a game against Liverpool to a game against Elgin, if he goes then he will be a laughing stock."

  132. 1808:  
    Jim Spence, BBC Sport

    "Aberdeen say NO transfer business will be done tonight."

  133. 1810: 

    Andy Craig: "I'm in Brazil hoping for some of these Celtic targets signing up. Feeling pressure here, what it must be like for Lennon & co.#bbcsportsound"

    Hope you've got the Factor 99 on Andy!

  134. 1814: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "The Hearts players returned from Liverpool about 45 minutes ago. Ryan McGowan has decided his short-term future will be at Tynecastle.

    "If I was a betting man, I'd have a shilling on David Templeton playing for Rangers. If a deal is concluded by midnight, then he could play against Elgin on Sunday."

  135. 1818: 

    Andrew Gibb: "To your anonymous texter, David Templeton would be joining the biggest and best team in Scotland!"

  136. 1820: 

    Doug Logan: "It's oh so quiet... shhhhh.. Biggest deal of the day will be me paying the delivery guy at this rate #bbcsportsound #spl"

  137. 1822: 

    Daniel, to 80295: "On the road back up to Edinburgh from Liverpool, for me Templeton proved last night he's got the talent to play in the Championship, at least not Division 3."

  138. 1824: 

    Scotbot: "To Andrew Gibb; the biggest & best team in Scotland don't play in the lowest senior league"

    Conor: "Why Templeton would want to go the "The rangers" is beyond me...#bbcsportsound"

    Stuart Bennett: "If we sign Templeton could we drop his last name and just use his first and middle names - David Cooper"

  139. 1828: 

    Lots of rumours have been circulating Easter Road, reports Brian McLauchlin, but so far there has been precious little in the way of actual transfers. One target is left-sided defender Ryan McGivern.

    He has represented Northern Ireland at Under-21 level and has been at Manchester City since he was a teenager. He is now 22 and was most recently on loan at Bristol City.

    Hibs boss Pat Fenlon is also keen on Carlisle United midfielder Tommy Taiwo. Brian has rubbished talk of Paddy McCourt joining Pat Fenlon's men, though the Hibs boss is a big admirer of the player: he simply could not afford his wages. Ivan Sproule is still at the club but if a decent offer came in, he could be for the off...

    What do Hibs fans think?

  140. 1830: 

    After a quick plate of curry, I'm revitalised, nourished and emboldened; ready for the final lap of transfer deadline day in Scotland.

    Granted, it's been quiet so far but will there be a sting in the tail? Here's hoping! Stay with me right through until the deadline.

    Get in touch on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsound or message me @bbcthomasmcg

    And you can text 80295 with your views on the transfer activity - or lack of - let rip with abandon...

  141. 1832: 

    William McPhee: "Owen has arrived at Murray Park; anyone else heard this? Got it off my fb page"

    Plans Drawn Scotland: "Davy Cooper Templeton will be playing Champions League football in 5yrs for Rangers...no chance of that at Hearts!"

    James Lunn: "Rangers in for Stella. Their fans are familiar with that, they need to drink alot before watching their team. #bbcsportsound"

    Isaac Hibee Callan: "Think Sproule has served the club well but his time is up! Would also like to see O'Hanlon & Stephens go! McCourt would be great! #bbcsportsound"

  142. 1840: 
    DONE DEAL

    "#Celtic sign Nigerian Efe Ambrose on 3-yr deal subject to international clearance," the Scottish club announce on their official Twitter page.

  143. 1842: 

    Craig from Glasgow to 80295: "Celtic should get in Johnny Russell and forgot about this Belgian striker as he can't be to good if Standard Liege are willing to release him from his loan deal to join Celtic."

  144. 1845: 

    Johnny Davidson: "Any news on Rangers signings yet?"

    Not yet Johnny, but early days...

  145. 1850: 

    Anthony McFadyen: "Templeton stunting development by going to div 3. Rangers or not he will learn nothing playing there #bbcsportsound"

  146. 1857: 

    Harthill Community: "Any updates on Francesco Stella. Has he signed? He was having a medical a few hours ago"

    Nothing as yet, as soon as we have confirmation we'll let you know!

  147. 1900: 

    Four hours until the transfer deadline for Scottish Premier League clubs, midnight for SFL clubs. Will we be treated to some late, late drama?

  148. 1902: 

    Damion Rennie: "To Plansdrawn Scotland: Temps will be at a bigger club than Rangers in 5 years time!"

  149. 1904: 

    "Any truth to the rumour of Tom Hateley to Rangers?"

    Would Ally McCoist be singing down the phone: "Have I told you Hateley, that I love you?"

  150. 1924: 

    "Have you fallen asleep at the keyboard? That is 21 minutes now! :-)"

    Ha! No, just a technical meltdown that has finally been resolved by our top boffins. Normal service has resumed...

  151. 1926: 

    Aberdeen boss Craig Brown says there will be no additions to his Pittodrie squad before the transfer deadline.

  152. 1927: 
    ABERDEEN MANAGER CRAIG BROWN

    "Nothing to report in the transfer window at all, out or in. I'm happy that we're not losing anyone and we're obviously at our transfer limit. We've not started negotiating with anyone at all.

    "Peter Pawlett is the only one, he went on loan last week and that's all that's happened here. We've tried to get our business done well in advance of a deadline.

    "We've had a generous player budget, we've used it, obviously every manager would like to add to his staff, I'm not exception but I am not complaining as I was on the full understanding about the budget I had and I accepted that.

    "The board even relented and kindly allowed me to bring In both Reynolds and Naysmith when the original offer was one or the other."

  153. 1929: 

    Celtic's new signing, defender Efe Ambrose, has been speaking about his move to Glasgow from FC Ashod.

    "It has been a long day, but it has been worth it," said the 24-year-old. "Today is one of the happiest days of my life, signing for one of the biggest clubs in the world - a club I have known about since I was young.

    "I just can't wait to get started, to play in front of the fans and call this place home.

    "I have come here to find we are in the same group as Barcelona, Benfica and Spartak Moscow. It's a lovely group, you might call it the group of death and it will be hard, but hard work always pays."

  154. 1932: 
    BREAKING NEWS

    Hibernian defender David Stephens has joined English League Two outfit Barnet. We're trying to establish whether it's a loan or permanent deal.

    The 6ft 4in centre half moved to Easter Road from Norwich City in July 2010.

  155. 1934: 

    Hibs' official Twitter page: "Hibernian can confirm defender David Stephens has parted company with the club and joined English League Two side Barnet."

  156. 1937: 
    DONE DEAL

    Ross County striker Steven Craig has joined Partick Thistle on loan until January.

    Craig has scored 29 times for the Dingwall men, with one of his goals paving the way for the 2-0 Scottish Cup semi-final success over Celtic in 2010.

    Thistle boss Jackie McNamara said: "I feel that we needed a bit more experience up front and Steven will help add that. He is very good in helping the ball to stick up front and he'll help us keep possession of the ball."

  157. 1940: 

    St Mirren boss Danny Lennon is delighted to have brought in Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett on loan until January.

    The Wales Under-21 international played 10 times on loan to Blue Square Premier League outfit Gateshead last season.

    Lennon said: "I first came across him a year ago, but I got a call yesterday afternoon which reignited interest."

  158. 1943: 

    Anthony McFadyen: "Micheal Owen signs for Holby City #bbcfootball #bbcsportsound"

  159. 1946: 

    Anonymous: "Any £££s mentioned in the Ambrose deal?"

    No confirmation of the transfer fee involved, only that the Nigerian defender has signed a three-year deal.

  160. 1950: 
    DONE DEAL

    Dunfermline winger Paul Willis has joined East Fife on loan until January. It's the second time the 29-year-old has gone out on loan, according to the Pars' website. Willis spent a loan spell at Ayr United in 2010/11.

  161. 1957: 

    DubaiHoops: "Michael Owen is in Glasgow signing for Celtic. C'mon Celtic, at least have a go at the Champions League...sign at least 2 or 3 more players"

  162. 2000: 

    Craig: "Any news of Jim Jefferies making any more signings for the Pars? #bbcsportsound"

    Only news tonight, so far, is Paul Willis's loan move to East Fife...

  163. 2003: 

    All this chatter about clubs bringing in a striker.... Goodness me, Atletico Madrid's Falcao is tearing Chelsea's defence to shreds in Monaco tonight; the Colombian hitman has scored a quickfire double in the European Super Cup.

    What. A. Player.

  164. 2006:  
    Jim Spence, BBC Sport

    "Inverness sign defender Andre Blackman from Celtic on loan until January."

  165. 2010: 
    DONE DEAL

    Falkirk have signed striker Sean Higgins until the end of the season, following his release by St Johnstone.

    Higgins terminated his contract at McDiarmid Park by mutual consent and completed his move to the Bairns.

    Pressley singled out Higgins as "a player who will strengthen us and brings a bit of experience in".

    St Johnstone wished Higgins well, adding: "Sean had a limited impact during his season and a bit at McDiarmid Park, although he does have the honour of joining a comparatively small group of players who have played European football for the club, featuring in both ties against Eskisehirspor."

  166. 2012: 

    We're awaiting reaction from Inverness CT following the signing of Celtic defender Andre Blackman on loan until January.

    The former Arsenal trainee, who can play at full-back and in midfield and impressed manager Neil Lennon after a trial period in Glasgow, signed for Celtic in November 2011.

  167. 2016: 

    No update on Rangers' pursuit of Hearts winger David Templeton or whether speculation linking Celtic with one or more strikers has any substance.

    Stay with us!

  168. 2020: 

    Anonymous: "Falcao on his way to Celtic after tonight's game done deal..."

    How much would the Colombian cost? Must confess I'm surprised Man City haven't been sniffing about, especially following Sergio Aguero's injury. Falcao's display in last season's Europa League final was something else!

  169. 2024: 

    Fee the angry Arab to 80295: "Are Huddersfield having a laugh? They get 8mil for Rhodes and want to pay us that pathetic sum for two superstars#yerhavingalaugh"

  170. 2030: 

    Hold that thought: Falcao has scored a stunning hat-trick to put Atletico Madrid 3-0 up in the European Super Cup against a shell-shocked Chelsea.

    If Fernando Torres was worthy of a £50m transfer fee, what price the predatory Colombian?

  171. 2031: 

    Speculation intensifying linking Celtic with Getafe's Venezuelan striker Miku Fedor. We're waiting for a response from Celtic...

  172. 2034: 

    Paul to 80295: "Bocanegra close to a deal with Racing Santander and Broadfoot to join Blackpool tomorrow "

  173. 2038: 

    How can I manage to sign Falcao for my fantasy football team? There must be some way of doing it. Can you imagine the number of points the goal-hungry Colombian would rack up?

  174. 2042: 

    How are you bearing up? Once we're past the 9pm mark, things really start to hot up. Will we see a huge transfer right at the death?

  175. 2044:  
    Jim Spence, BBC Sport

    "Dundee Utd will do no business tonight before the deadline, in or out."

    What do you think United fans? Text 80295 or tweet the commentary using the hashtag #bbcsportsound or message me @bbcthomasmcg

  176. 2046: 

    Transfer deadline day in 2012 has proved one thing: footballers' Wikipedia pages should have an electronic fence surrounding them to prevent pranksters from "massaging" the info!

  177. 2050: 

    James Lunn: "Russell to sign for Celtic. 1.5m upfront then 500k if we win the league. Should be at Celtic Park for around 9.30pm. #bbcsportsound"

    Ross Craig: "If United do no business there will be a lot of happy Arabs and a lot of frightened defences in Scotland!"

    Andrew Ferguson: "Templeton would show a huge lack of ambition if he chose to play against 3rd division opposition as opposed to the SPL. Sad. #bbcsportsound"

  178. 2052: 

    AT88TV: "Apparently, there's been news from a well-known source to Celtic that Johnny Russell is in the building. #bbcsportsound"

    The plot, like my three-hour old cup of coffee, thickens...

  179. 2054: 

    As we mentoned earlier, Hibs defender David Stephens has joined Barnet on a free transfer.

    The Wales Under-21 international started his career at Norwich before joining Hibs in 2010, where he made 29 appearances in two seasons.

  180. 2056: 

    Steve the Arab: "Great news we are keeping our best players at Tannadice! Derisory offer for two rising stars of Scottish football from Huddersfield shows a lack of respect to Scottish clubs from down south! Let's get back to winning ways tomorrow and show everyone just how good we are!!"

  181. 2100: 

    Rumours, chatter, intrigue. Reports that Hearts winger David Templeton is at Murray Park for signing talks with Rangers. Remember, the clubs have been locked in negotiations today. Is the speedster set for a move to Glasgow?

  182. 2102: 

    Tony Campbell: "Has Templeton signed or signing for Rangers? i hear he is in Murray Park now..."

    Alan Hopkin: "Temps at Murray Park..."

  183. 2110: 
    BREAKING NEWS

    Rangers given permission to speak to Hearts winger David Templeton after clubs agree a fee.

  184. 2112: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Hearts have given permission to speak to David Templeton with fee agreed. Still to have medical and agree personal terms "

  185. 2114: 

    Tony Campbell: "And for anyone who questions Templeton's ambition. Rangers are a massive step up from Hearts, regardless of league"

    Martin McCleary: "Can't get my head around a player like Templeton wants to drop to division three. #moneytalks"

    Robert: "Great signing for Rangers if Templeton does sign."

  186. 2118: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Hibs still working to try to bring in new players? McGivern and Taiwo still possibilities for Easter Road"

  187. 2120: 
    DONE DEAL

    Livingston have signed Hibs defender Callum Booth on loan until the end of the season.

    "The left-back will join us for the remainder of the season, and will be available for selection for Sunday afternoon's game at Falkirk," Livi said on their website.

  188. 2124: 

    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin believes Callum Booth's loan move to Livi may free up some wages for Hibs boss Pat Fenlon. Could there be a late arrival at Easter Road?

  189. 2126: 

    David Templeton's proposed move to Rangers has set the cat amongst the pigeons. Keep your tweets and texts coming...

  190. 2130: 

    Derek Lapsley: "Templeton at Murray Park; no ambition in Division 3 only the most successful club in the world. #bbcsportsound"

    Andrew Connor: "Rangers fans are delusional if they think Templeton dropping 4 divisions is showing ambition. From anfield to forres #bbcsportsound"

  191. 2132: 
    DONE DEAL

    Everton sign Kilmarnock's Matthew Kennedy for a nominal fee on a three-year deal.

  192. 2135: 

    Logan_RFC: "In Divison 3 and still people can't stop talking about our club! Plenty of ambition #RFC #3promotions #selloutcrowds"

    respect_bb: "Hello from Turkey's #1 Rangers Fan.. Templeton may cause hiccups to opponents.. I'm so delighted if deal done.. #bbcsportsound"

  193. 2145: 
    DONE DEAL

    Spanish side Getafe say their striker Miku has joined #Celtic on one year loan deal.

  194. 2146: 

    Martin Clyde: "Miku joins Celtic on loan? He's been awfy quiet since he released that Grace Kelly song"

    Oh dear, he's going to Love Today...

  195. 2148: 

    Ross Craig: "No.1 make sure and take money up front from Rangers, no.2 if Celtic have signed that guy, then Russell should be heading home"

    Graham Ross: "I'm proper raging at Hearts and Templeton. #RudiSkacel must now sign on at Tynie. What a massive disappointment."

  196. 2150: 

    Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores, also known as Miku, was linked with a move to Michael Laudrup's Swansea City. The 27-year-old Venezuelan striker has been capped 40 times for his country.

  197. 2152: 

    Paul_McDougall: "Miku scored 12 goals last season, 2 of those against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu #bbcsportsound"

  198. 2155: 

    Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels had described Everton's previous bid for Matthew Kennedy as "derisory".

    The Ayrshire club had previously rejected a series of offers, the latest believed to be a six-figure sum.

    But the teenager, who had also been watched by Chelsea and Sunderland, has signed a three-year contract after a fee was agreed between the clubs.

  199. 2157: 

    Paul Nelson: "Welcome to Paradise Efe Ambrose and Miku! Still got a sneaky feeling we'll sign Johnny Russell.. #bbcsportsound"

  200. 2159: 

    Ian Murray: "Templeton will win more trophies at Ibrox than at Tynecastle so it will be a step up"

  201. 2200: 

    We're into the last hour before the transfer window closes for Scottish Premier League arrivals, Rangers, should they be able to agree terms with David Templeton, have until midnight to thrash out terms.

    The proposed Templeton switch has divided the Twiteratti; keep your comments coming!

  202. 2201: 
    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Chris McLaughlin

    "David Templeton and his agent having talks with #Rangers now."

  203. 2203: 

    Tony Campbell: "I really hope rangers make more signings than Templeton and McGowan tonight and prefer them to be scottish lads :)"

    Stuart Muir: "Templeton is a Celtic fan. Why would he join a 3rd div Rangers team? astounded!!!"

  204. 2205: 
    DONE DEAL

    Racing Santander have announced they have signed Carlos Bocanegra on loan from Rangers.

    The Spanish Second Division side said the USA defender had joined until 30 June, 2013.

  205. 2208: 

    William Stewart: "McGowan just drove into Murray Park. Hearts are a joke; no ambition from either player."

  206. 2210: 

    Should the David Templeton deal go through, what a sharp contrast in emotions for Hearts fans. From the high of a superb display in the 1-1 Europa League draw with Liverpool at Anfield, to the sobering realisation that one of their best players could be on his way to Rangers...

  207. 2212: 

    Doran Mitchell: "I'll be chuffed if Rangers sign Templeton. But we really need a few more signings, especially after losing Bocanegra #bbcsportsound"

    Allan Scott-Douglas: "Growing deeply concerned by the lack of activity down EasterRoad way tonight! 1 hr to go & we're short in all departments..."

  208. 2214: 

    Anonymous text to 80295: "Hope all Jambos demand answers and refunds when Temps signs for them."

  209. 2216: 

    Paul to 80295: "Why are people questioning the team Templeton supported? Was Scott Brown not a diehard Rangers fan and now he is Celtic Captain!!"

  210. 2219: 

    Steven Gilluley: "Feel sick to the stomach with the thought of losing our 2 best players to a 3rd div team. Romanov must GO!!"

  211. 2220: 

    Mikey: "Didn't think Vlad could make hearts anymore mickey mouse than before! Thanks big man!"

    Realdeal: "#Hearts fans just have to realise #Rangers are just a bigger club, even in Div 3"

  212. 2222: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "To confirm: Hearts have not agreed a deal to sell Ryan McGowan to Rangers. Ally McCoist meeting player in attempt to convince him about signing"

  213. 2225: 
    BBC Scotland's Jane Lewis

    "Hibs confirm the signing of Ryan McGivern on loan from Manchester City until January 2013."

  214. 2227: 

    Simon, saddened Hearts fan: "At Gers fans who say the hearts boys are going to a bigger club..we know that but it's not about that it's the level of football they will being playing at. They need to test themselves against a better standard of player."

  215. 2230: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "A club can allow a player to speak to another club even if a deal has not been agreed. Granted...it is unusual but can happen."

  216. 2232: 

    Every time the phone rings those of us left in the newsroom nearly jump 10 feet in the air; could there be a late, late transfer to add to the drama?

  217. 2234: 

    Mary Twaddle: "A move to 3rd Div Rangers would surely harm Templeton's future career prospects regardless of their willingness to pay more..."

    Dale Hamilton: "Hearts fans need to be realistic, was only 5 months ago that Rangers beat them 3-0 at tynecastle. Gers are still major club! #bbcsportsound"

  218. 2237: 
    DONE DEAL

    Following the arrival of Hibs defender Callum Booth on loan, Livingston have completed their second piece of business.

    "Spanish defender Jesus Garcia Tena has agreed a one-year contract with the club, subject to international clearance," Livi say on their website.

    "The 22-year old has impressed during recent trial appearances against Craigroyston and Kilmarnock, leading to the offer of a deal.

    "Capable of playing at both right-back and in central defence, Jesus arrives from Italian football, where he played most recently with Lega Pro Prima Divisione (Serie C) side AC Cuneo 1905."

  219. 2243: 

    Michael Boylan: "Rangers fans are kidding themselves. You can't be a major club in div3 and have a transfer ban #playersmovingforthemoneyagain #bbcsportsound"

  220. 2245: 

    Kevin to 80295: "A bad move for a young man who has got a fantastic opportunity in the British game, its not all about money, Liam Miller?"

  221. 2249: 
    Hibs' loan signing from Man City, defender Ryan McGivern

    "I'm just really excited about playing for Hibernian and helping the team to do well in the SPL.

    "Obviously growing up in Northern Ireland I'm well aware of what the SPL is all about - it's a good, competitive league with passionate supporters.

    "Hibs have enjoyed a decent start to the SPL season so far; I'm looking forward to be able to help to build on that start."

  222. 2252: 

    Alex O'Henley: "Lubos #Caminar the #Nantes goalkeeper who #Celtic want to bring on as cover. A striker (free agent) likely to be added after window closes"

  223. 2254: 
    Former England and Man Utd striker Michael Owen

    "Nothing to confirm just yet, will be an interesting few days now that the transfer window is closed..."

  224. 2256: 

    David Murphy: "Anything on Johnny Russell to Celtic?"

    Doesn't appear so, David. Our reporter Jim Spence said no business in or out of Tannadice...

  225. 2300: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

    The transfer window for Scottish Prermier League clubs has closed, but we'll check and re-check to see if there are any last-minute deals to inform you of.

    The SFL deadline is at midnight; giving Rangers more time to thrash out a deal with David Templeton...

  226. 2302: 

    Graeme MacIntosh: "Is amusing seeing folks slate players for signing for Rangers. Is because they want to play in front of large crowds at home? #bbcsportsound"

    Parkakid: "Can't see the problem, Temps just following so many other success stories: McLaren, McPherson, Ritchie...the list goes on & on #bbcsportsound"

  227. 2304: 
    DONE DEAL

    Celtic have also signed Slovakia goalkeeper Lubos Kamenar from French side Nantes.

    The 25-year-old will provide cover for Fraser Forster and also arrives on a one-year loan with the option of a permanent move.

  228. 2306: 

    JadMock: "Celtic free agent who could it be McFadden, Heskey, Michael Owen..."

  229. 2310: 

    Still no confirmation of David Templeton's switch to Rangers from Hearts. I'll keep our live text going up to midnight; stay with me!

  230. 2311:  
    Jim Spence, BBC Sport

    "Aberdeen have released Michael Paton because of the emergence of goalscoring youngsters."

  231. 2312: 
    DUNDEE UTD STATEMENT

    "Dundee United can confirm we received deadline day bids for both Johnny Russell and Gary Mackay-Steven.

    "The offers fell substantially short of our valuation of the players and the bids were rejected.

    "The club are delighted that both remain Dundee United players and we can now focus on achieving our aspirations on the pitch."

  232. 2314: 

    Scott Main: "I saw Messi earlier today, good guy, seemed he was signing for Clyde. A shame though...could have done with him at Rangers."

    Rod McEwen: "Hope Neil Lennon has the sense to stay clear of Owen. #bbcsportsound"

  233. 2316: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Hibs defender Sean O'Hanlon has left the club by mutual consent. Player is now a free agent"

  234. 2318: 
    DONE DEAL

    Scotland international David Goodwillie has joined Crystal Palace on loan from fellow English Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers until January.

    "Rovers have allowed the 23-year-old to move on loan after signing Leon Best, Nuno Gomes, Colin Kazim-Richards and Jordan Rhodes during the transfer window," Blackburn said on their website.

    Former Dunded Utd striker Goodwillie joined Rovers for an initial £2m fee, in August 2011.

  235. 2320: 

    Joe Mullen: "Is this the end of Celtic business for the window?"

    Looks like it Joe, although Celtic and other clubs can sign free agents outwith the transfer deadline...

  236. 2324: 

    David Murphy: "Out of the free agents Lennon should get McFadden, Owen will be on the injury list more than he plays."

    Stuart Thomson: "Hearts are working to a budget and refusing to be held to ransom and should be commended. Temps shows no ambition."

  237. 2326: 

    Jon, Glasgow, to 80295: "Templeton deal with Rangers is done. 4 year contract. Signed and sealed. Announcement very soon, as expected."

  238. 2330: 

    Gregory Sim: "Apparently Ryan McGowan is heading back to Tynecastle still a hearts man #welldone #bbcsportsound"

  239. 2332: 

    Ciaran Stone: "Michael Owen on a pay-per-play deal wouldn't be a bad move for Celtic #bbcsportsound"

    Robert: "Is there any word on David Templetons move to Rangers?"

    No confirmation yet Robert.

    Chris Mayhead: "There's more chance of roy race signing for celtic than micheal owen .this would show a complete lack of ambition"

  240. 2334: 

    Rangers Media: "It would seem Ryan McGowan has chosen to stay at Hearts."

  241. 2338: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Ryan McGowan turns down move from Hearts to Rangers. Templeton deal still possible."

  242. 2340: 

    William Sholdis: "Not what I have heard I heard that both Ryan McGowan & David Templeton has signed for Rangers happy day #RTID"

    Richie Miller: "Ryan McGowan we salute you."

  243. 2342: 

    Rangers have a little under 20 minutes to complete the signing of Hearts winger David Templeton.

    The Ibrox club face a 12-month transfer embargo from midnight...

  244. 2345: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Celtic finish business for the night. However, one player who is a free agent likely to join up in next few days"

  245. 2346: 

    Anonymous text to 80295: "BBC too slow - Templeton signed on a 4-year deal, McGowan deal looks dead."

    We won't say any deal has been finalised until we receive confirmation from our reporters, the clubs or players themselves...

  246. 2350: 

    Alan Wright in Dunblane: "The Templeton signing is good news for us Gers fans but if he is the only signing it's going to be a shambles. At least 6 players were required and it is clearly not going to happen now. Not good enough Mr Green."

  247. 2353: 

    JEANBLEU, Paisley: "So is that it then? Ally McCoist said they're looking for 5-6 players; am only reading about 1?"

  248. 2357: 

    Dougie Russell: "There are downsides to Rangers being in Div. 3, but we get an extra hour of transfer window fun. Value for money? I think so! #bbcsportsound"

  249. 0000: 

    It's midnight as the dust settles on transfer deadline day in Scotland. Have Rangers signed David Templeton??

  250. 0002: 

    Brian Paton, from Dundee, to 80295: "As a Dundee United fan I'm happy no one is leaving. Can't believe Templeton is considering Rangers. No ambition from him. How is playing for 3rd Division team going to further his career. Sums up football players now a days."

  251. 0004: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Hearts midfielder Callum Paterson has agreed a new three-year deal with the club."

  252. 0007: 

    Still trying to establish whether the David Templeton deal has been agreed...

  253. 0010: 

    Marc Fenton: "Really disappointed with Celtic signings! Best part of £20m coming in from Ki and CL and we barely spend £1m!! #bbcsportsound"

  254. 0011: 

    Stephen Smeeth: "Templeton has no ambition? You can't get more ambitious than the objective of getting from division 3 to the SPL in 3 years."

  255. 0012: 

    Helen: "Sat here impatiently waiting to see if Templeton is still a Hearts player or not."

    Me too Helen!

  256. 0017: 

    Jon Fordham: "Rumour has it that Templeton has singed a four-year deal at Murray Park tonight"

    We're trying to get it confirmed Jon...

  257. 0020: 
    Former Rangers defender Carlos Bocanegra

    "Thanks to Rangers, gaffer, all the staff, my team-mates and all the supporters. Just finished signing paperwork a bit ago. 1 year loan to Racing Santander. Excited for my new challenge, but sad to leave so many friends. See you soon"

  258. 0025: 
    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin

    "Paperwork for David Templeton move from Hearts to Rangers has been received by the SFA. Awaiting confirmation deal was concluded in time."

  259. 0027: 

    Martin Mead: "Hope the young Davie Cooper joins the new Gers"

  260. 0030: 

    Edinburgh Tom: "And so the door closes on yet another transfer window"

  261. 0034: 

    Dean Hunter: "Sitting here waiting patiently on news of Templeton coming through..."

    Tell me about it Dean, I've got eyes like Alice Cooper...

  262. 0038: 

    Mary Twaddle: "I'm not sure I can stand much more waiting on the Templeton saga...if he's signed we just have to accept and move on..."

  263. 0045: 
    BREAKING NEWS

    Now, what about this. Our reporter Brian McLauchlin has found out that the Scottish Football League's computer to register players crashed at 23:55 BST.

    Therefore, Hearts and Rangers are unclear whether the David Templeton deal has gone through...

  264. 0100: 
    DEAL DONE

    Rangers have completed the signing of Hearts winger David Templeton.

    "David Templeton has left Hearts to sign for Third Division Rangers," Hearts said on their official website.

    The Edinburgh club said 23-year-old Templeton, in the final year of his contract, had made it clear he wanted "a change of scene".

    "Rangers were also keen on Temps's close friend Ryan McGowan but the Aussie ace handed manager John McGlynn a major boost by opting to remain at Hearts."

  265. 0103: 

    I'm going to call it a night. Thanks for your company, tweets and texts during the course of the day/evening.

    I'm back tomorrow for coverage of our SPL games and, I'm sure, more on the David Templeton transfer. Hope you can join me then. Cheers!

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