It's the latest Scottish transfer news and gossip in The Bulletin. 

Celtic eye Israel defender 

Celtic are considering a move for Israel defender Hatem Abd Elhamed and could land the 28-year-old Hapoel Be'er Sheva player for around £1.6m. The 28-year-old centre half can also play as a wing-back and won his first Israel cap last month. (The Sun)

Portsmouth in pole position to land McCrorie

Ross McCrorie is set to leave Ibrox on loan as Portsmouth and Shrewsbury Town eye a deal until the end of the season. Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie is thought to be close to joining Portsmouth on a season-long loan and the League One side have also requested an option to buy the 21-year-old. (The Herald)

No Tierney assurances sought by Celtic new boy 

Boli Bolingoli did not seek assurances over fellow left-back Kieran Tierney's Celtic future before joining the club. The 24-year-old left back has been seen by many as a replacement for Kieran Tierney who is attracting interest from Arsenal. He said: "I didn't ask if Kieran Tierney was going to stay or not. 

“If he stays or not, it is going to change anything. We are going to work together to give everything for the club because we are team-mates and have the same vision. If he is not there or if he is here, we will work hard." (The Herald)

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Aberdeen hopeful of McGeouch signing 

Aberdeen are aiming to snap up Sunderland midfielder Dylan McGeouch before Friday night's European signing deadline with the midfielder a target from Sunderland. (Various) 

Djoum to leave Hearts? 

Arnaud Djoum is unlikely to return to Hearts post the African Cup of Nations, with the Cameroon midfielder poised to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Raed. The player has let his contract run down at Tynecastle. (Various) 

Jamie Walker on his Rangers transfer saga

Hearts winger Jamie Walker has described the Rangers transfer saga which soured his first spell at Tynecastle as "a mess" and vows to win over fans on his return to Tynecastle. He said: "I don’t have regrets about the departure but just the whole Rangers thing. That turned into a bit of a mess. It was tough and I think maybe the club and myself didn’t deal with that in the best way." (Various) 

Hibs budget 'will not change following takeover'

Hibs head coach Paul Heckingbottom, who has already signed six players over the summer, has been told his budget will not change following Ron Gordon's buyout of the Easter Road club. He said: "We’ve been told we’re working to a budget we were working to. The investment has come to clear debts, for the infrastructure and the academy and we have been assured the plan is not going to change." (Edinburgh Evening News

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Hands off warning issued over Danny Swanson 

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has issued a hands-off warning over potential bids for Danny Swanson, saying  "unless an MLS side comes in and offers £500,000" Danny Swanson is "going nowhere". (Daily Express

Giggs played a part in latest Aberdeen move 

Ryan Hedges has revealed Wales manager Ryan Giggs played a major part in making up his mind to join Aberdeen. He said: "When I was making my decision I spoke to Ryan Giggs and he told me wherever I go game time should be paramount.

"I am here to play as many minutes as I can and contribute as much as I can to Aberdeen going forward." (Daily Record)

Gauld on verge of move

Scottish midfielder Ryan Gauld is on the verge of a move to Moreirense in the Primeira Liga as his time at Sporting comes to an end. (Various)