Celtic and Rangers transfer news: Gers land permanent signing, Bitton free to leave?

General view inside Celtic Park

Here is the latest transfer news involving Glasgow Rangers and Celtic as the January transfer window continues.

A report in The Scottish Sun has suggested that Celtic are interested in signing Dunfermline's 18-year-old goalkeeper Cammy Gill.

The Scottish Sun reports that the youngster is out of contract at the end of the season, but the Hoops face competition from Hearts for his signature.


Celtic's Nir Bitton in action with Rangers' Andy HallidayCeltic's Nir Bitton in action with Rangers' Andy Halliday

Brendan Rodgers has told Fulham and Espanyol target Nir Bitton that if the deal on the table works for everyone, he would be free to leave Parkhead during this window, the Daily Record reports.

"He's come into games and done his job well. He's just signed a contract but of course, I'll always have conversations with players," he said, as reported by the Record.

"I had an honest conversation with Stefan Johansen and if what any player wants to do marries with the thoughts of the club, then it's fine."

Celtic's Jozo Simunovic in action with Rangers' Barrie McKayCeltic's Jozo Simunovic in action with Rangers' Barrie McKay

Jozo Simunovic has made it clear that he has no intention to see if his failed summer move to Torino can be resurrected, according to the Daily Record.

The defender has been excellent lately, and has now confirmed that he is not seeking to leave the Scottish Premiership leaders any time soon.

"I'm happy now and I have proved I can still be here with a future at Celtic. Torino? That's finished now. History," he said, as reported by the Record.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton during the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton

Meanwhile, Rangers have completed their first permanent signing of the January transfer window with young defender David Bates joining from Raith Rovers, the Evening Times reports.

Bates had spent the first half of the season on loan at Ibrox, but is still awaiting the chance to make his first-team debut.

Former Gers man Gordon Smith has suggested that Mark Warburton should perhaps consider targeting Ross County defender Andrew Davies to improve the club's ageing backline, the Sunday Post reports.

"Andrew Davies of Ross County is the sort of player I am talking about. He is someone who has always impressed me and looks tailor-made for the job," he said, as reported by the Sunday Post.

Nottingham Forest's Bojan Jokic in action with Birmingham City's Jon ToralJon Toral

Finally, Gary Rowett has explained why he tried to talk seemingly-Ibrox bound Jon Toral - who he managed during their time together at Birmingham - out of a move to Rangers, Herald Scotland reports.

"I actually spoke to Jon a couple of days ago and he told me there was a good chance he might be joining Rangers," he said, as reported by Herald Scotland.

"And I said to him, 'can't you hang on a couple of weeks until I get another job?' but he was quite adamant that he saw this as a good opportunity. And I think he feels Arsenal think it is a good opportunity, too."

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