Rangers boss Steven Gerrard appeared to sound out an ominous warning that there could be plenty of “action” regarding outgoings at the club.
The Ibrox gaffer has previously spoken about the need to move fringe players on this month to ensure they get more game time but has also claimed his first-team stars aren’t going anywhere.
However, the Ibrox gaffer’s comments looking ahead to the match with Motherwell won’t exactly fill supporters with confidence that this could remain the case.
Claiming that the Ibrox phone is “starting to warm up”, Gerrard was clear that he expects outgoings this month even if he doesn’t “foresee” any new signings beyond Aberdeen star Scott Wright.
“Look, you never say never in these situations because things can change pretty quickly,” said Gerrard [Rangers].
“I don’t foresee any more additions but I do know there is quite a bit of interest around some of our players as well, so that will depend on who goes out the door what we decide to do in terms of incomings.
“As I said previously, if we could get Scott in the door that would be a major boost and something that we would welcome but I don’t think we are in a situation where we need to make many additions where we are right now.
“But I do predict there will be movement in the coming weeks because the phone is starting to warm up in terms of interest in our players.
“I can’t give you any names or anything that is done privately but there is definitely action in the background.”
There have been plenty of links in the press to the likes of James Tavernier, Borna Barisic and Glen Kamara and Gers fans will be hoping that the club retain their best stars this January.
As for Scott Wright, here’s how Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes sarcastically responded when asked about a potential swap deal for the player.