Rangers will attempt to get in ahead of the window as they ramp up their transfer plans at a virtual marketplace with some of Europe’s top clubs today.
Ross County have also signed up to the TransferRoom conference which involves more than 200 clubs hoping to lay foundations on key moves ahead of the window opening next week.
Rangers Sporting Director Ross Wilson this week explained how he and Steven Gerrard have spent lockdown working tirelessly to draw up a transfer strategy that’s already started with the arrival of Ianis Hagi.
A number of top team players including Andy Halliday and Wes Foderingham have also been released to free up room to strengthen the top team.
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And those plans could take a major step forward at today’s conference which will also involve a diverse range of clubs including County, Arsenal and Juventus.
Normally held in person the conferences have facilitated over 350 transfers in the three years since TransferRoom was established.
But with the covid crisis shutting football down and making large meetings impossible this year’s summit which will bring together managers, chairmen, scouts and sporting directors will be held by video conference.
And ahead of their first involvement, County co-boss Stewart Kettlewell says any small avenue that may be opened up by the conference - in which his co-boss Steven Ferguson will take part - will make it worthwhile.
Asked if it was about getting the ball rolling on transfers, Kettlewell said: “It’s certainly something we are keen to explore.
“We are trying to look into new routes where we can get access to players that might be out there who could transform our club.
“You see clubs like Juventus involved and I’m not sure Ronaldo would fancy a move to Dingwall but it gives us a chance to make contacts and maybe open doors.
“We are always looking to evolve the recruitment side of our club and logistically it can be a challenge for us. We’ve always not had the benefit of a full-time head of recruitment.
“To try and improve it’s important that we are getting new lines of communication across the country and abroad.
“It broadens our horizons.
“It’s been described as the football manager’s version of Tinder but I’m not on social media so I wouldn’t know about that!”
The conference is the annual bringing together of clubs who use the TransferRoom online scouting tool.
Hibs sporting director Graeme Mathie is also an exponent but Record Sport understands the Easter Road club won’t be represented at today’s meeting.
Former Rangers defender and assistant manager David Weir is set to take part in his role as Brighton’s loans manager though.
Speaking to Record Sport last year Weir explained: “I use TransferRoom most days to look at what clubs around Europe and beyond are looking for positionally then trying to match up our players and get in contact with those clubs to see if it might be something interesting for both parties.
“It's about building relationships with clubs.
"It's also about meeting people who might be interested in our players and find markets and clubs who might potentially be interested in taking our players.
"It just a way to create a pathway that might bear fruit for the players and the clubs - it's a win-win for everyone.”