Celtic set to seal signing of World Cup wonderkid while Rangers look elsewhere after Lafferty bids: Old Firm transfer rumours
Celtic and Rangers have both been linked with brand new targets as the Scottish transfer window hots up.
First up, Celtic could finalise a deal for Australian wonderkid Daniel Arzani today after the player passed a medical, according to Sky Sports. The 19-year-old is set to move to Manchester City from Melbourne City and the Hoops are confident he will immediately head north on a two-year loan. Arzani made three substitute appearances at this year's World Cup finals. Manchester City and Melbourne City share the same owners.
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Meanwhile, the Hoops are interested in bringing Liverpool winger Pedro Chirivella to Glasgow, according to respected LFC journalist Neil Jones. Writing on goal.com, he says that Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to reuniting with the 21-year-old right-sided player who caught the eye during Liverpool's pre-season tour to the US.
Rodgers gave the Spaniard his club debut back in September 2015 and now wants to swoop after Chirivella rejected a proposed £3.5m move to Norwegian side Rosenborg.
Over at Rangers, the latest rumours suggest the club may be looking at alternatives to Kyle Lafferty. The club had an initial bid turned down for the Northern Ireland international and with talk on that move going quiet, the Gers have now been linked with two more forwards.
Bizarrely, they are both Bosnian. The first is former Liverpool striker Armin Hodzic, who spent two years at Liverpool from 2012 to 2014. The 23-year-old now plays for Dinamo Zagreb, for whom he has scored 50 goals in 110 appearances. The Daily Record report that Rangers were due to watch the player in Zagreb's Champions League game against Astana last night.
The second Bosnian star linked with a move to Ibrox is FK Krupa's Elvir Koljic. His club's president Drasko Ilic has claimed Rangers have already bid for the 23-year-old, along with Panathanaikos, French Ligue 2 side Red Star and Belgians Waasland-Beveren. Ilic went on to say that the club are still waiting for an acceptable offer.
In terms of outgoings, Northern Ireland full-back Lee Hodson could be leaving Ibrox for the MLS but time is of the essence for that move.
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