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Leicester City want to extend by two months Mike Galloway's loan from Celtic. Celtic, however, may seek to make the £250,000 move permanent now rather than wait until the end of the season.

Birmingham City are negotiating to sign Gareth Hall, Chelsea's Welsh international utility player, for £350,000. Birmingham are also talking to Rui Estevez, a Benfica midfielder, who has turned down a £400,000 move to Dundee United.

Scott McGleish, the Charlton striker, has joined Leyton Orient on a month's loan.