Rangers' Jose Cifuentes

Rangers have accepted an offer from Rizespor for midfielder Jose Cifuentes, with the 24-year-old poised to move to the Turkish top flight on loan with a £2m option to buy at the end of the season amid interest from other clubs in Europe and South America. (Scottish Sun On Sunday)external-link

Rangers left-back Ridvan Yilmaz has agreed to a move to Galatasaray, but minor problems remain in coming to an agreement as the Turkish club want an option to buy the 22-year-old while his current employers do not wish to give that guarantee. (Sabah)

No fresh bids have been received by Rangers for Turkish left-back Ridvan Yilmaz, who started Saturday’s 1-0 league win over St Mirren. (Sunday Mail, print edition)

APOEL Nicosia expect on-loan left-back Jefte’s future to be resolved over the weekend, with Rangers linked with signing the 20-year-old Brazilian permanently from parent club Fluminense. (Glasgow Evening Times)external-link

While Heart of Midlothian head coach Steven Naismith is confident of retaining Lawrence Shankland by the time the January transfer window closes, Rangers scouts were at Tynecastle to watch Saturday’s win over Aberdeen in which the 28-year-old Scotland striker scored. (Scottish Sun On Sunday)external-link

Hearts head coach Steven Naismith says it is down to Rangers’ internal communications if counterpart Philippe Clement did not know the full extent of Alex Lowry’s injury on the midfielder’s return to Ibrox at the end of the 20-year-old’s loan. (Football Scotland)external-link

Sydney van Hooijdonk was left out of Thiago Motta’s squad to face AC Milan on Saturday because the 23-year-old Dutch forward is nearing a transfer to Celtic from Bologna. (TNT Sports)

Sydney van Hooijdonk could leave Bologna in the final days of the transfer window, with a loan move now possible for the striker after Santiago Castro was signed from Vélez. (Fabrizio Romano on X)external-link

Genoa are still considering a move for Celtic centre-half Gustaf Lagerbielke, but a deal is viewed as expensive by the Serie A club after the clubs were unable to agree what portion of the Swede’s salary will be paid by the Italians. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Maccabi Haifa look set to recall Stav Nahmani from St Mirren, where the 21-year-old has had limited game time on loan, but the Israeli club are open to keeping the forward in Scottish football. (Sunday Mail)

Scotland centre-half David Bates, who still has 18 months left on his contract at Mechelen in Belgium, looks poised for a transfer to Konyaspor after the Turkish club made an undisclosed offer for the 27-year-old. (Scottish Sun On Sunday)external-link

Scotland left-back Josh Doig says it is “surreal” to have made what he regards as a step up from Hellas Verona to Sassuolo in Serie A and described his transfer there after he thought he was being sold to Marseille as “a bit mental”. (Sunday Mail)external-link

Former Celtic winger Jota could yet have a future with Al-Ittihad, with forward Romarinho and midfielder Igor Coronado possibly exiting the Saudi Arabian club, who are also hoping to sign Atletico Madrid striker Angel Correa as they work on making space in their list of permitted foreign players. (Rudy Galetti on X)external-link

Former Celtic and Hibernian manager Neil Lennon met a delegation from the Football Association of Ireland, including former goalkeeper Pat Bonner, in England on Friday and is the red hot favourite to be named the new national team boss after England Under-21 boss Lee Carsley rejected an approach. (Irish Mirror)external-link

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