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Old Firm transfer rumours: Key arrival gets closer for Rangers while Celtic captain Scott Brown considers future

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Liverpool may be flying high at the minute in the Premier League, but one player who doesn't want to get in on the action at Anfield is on-loan winger Ryan Kent.

The 22 year old is on loan to Rangers, and is keen to commit his future to the club if a permanent move is approved by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

Kent was instrumental in the Ibrox side's 1-0 win over Celtic and is said to be relishing the chance to play under legend Steven Gerrard, despite being contracted to Liverpool until 2022.

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis is also closing in on securing his future at Ibrox.

The Daily Record report that he could complete the move by the end of the week, with Steven Gerrard desperate to bring him in and Davis just as keen on a comeback.

Southampton are willing to let the midfielder move on for free after the six years he's spent with them on the south coast, but the Gers must still work out a financial package to secure Davis' signature.

Gerrard is said to be considering Scotland international Kevin McDonald as a potential back up should the deal for Davis fall through.

Meanwhile Celtic have already been busy, securing in principle the signature of US international and PSG star Timothy Weah.

The Daily Record claim a deal for the 18-year-old has been secured, and that he'll move to Glasgow initially on loan.

Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to bolster his attacking options, and the highly rated forward could be the answer to his problems.

But there could be a big loss on the cards for Celtic, as captain Scott Brown is set to hold talks with Australian side Western Melbourne later this week, according to the Scottish Sun.

The A-League side want Brendan Rodgers' skipper as their marquee signing for the 2019 season, and are willing to offer Brown a three year contract after initially stating their interest earlier this year.

Brown's lifted 17 trophies with Celtic and made over 500 appearances, and while he would be a big loss for the Hoops, the club have reportedly said they won't stand in his way should he choose to move on.

Belfast Telegraph


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