Rangers and Celtic eye Scottish stars while Bhoys striker could be replaced: Old Firm transfer rumours
Rangers and Celtic are continuing their quests to improve their squads as the January transfer window appraoches its climax, according to the latest rumours.
The Daily Record has claimed that the Gers are on the cusp of landing Hamilton midfielder GREG DOCHERTY. The paper even claims the move could be finalised today after a £650,000 deal was reportedly agreed between the clubs. The 21-year-old midfielder has been rumoured to be one of the Ibrox club's top targets throughout the window after impressing with three Scottish Premiership goals so far this term. Rangers were initially said to have offered around £325,000 for the player with a bid that was rejected last week.
Docherty is a Scotland Under 21 international but admitted in September that he may consider a switch to Ireland after missing out on recent Scotland underage panels. He has since, however, returned to the Scotland U21 squad.
Going the other direction out of Ibrox could be DANNY WILSON, after reports claimed the former Liverpool defender, whose contract expires in the summer, is attracting interest from the MLS.
Meanwhile, Celtic and Rangers scouts are both being sent to Dundee tonight to cast their eye over JACK HENDRY. The 22-year-old is also, according to the Scottish Sun, due to be watched by West Ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth as his side host Hibernian. The report claims that Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is a long-term admirer of the former Wigan man but has been put off by a £1.5 million asking price. Celtic have also been installed as 3/1 favourites to sign the defender by Bet Victor (thisisfutbol.com).
Celtic could, however, soon be saying goodbye to MOUSSA DEMBELE. The Frenchman has been an usued substitute in the Hoops last two fixtures as the Scottish Sun claims Everton, Crystal Palace and Brighton are all considering bids. Boss Rodgers indicated he is turning his attentions to finding a replacement: "If Moussa goes we need to bring in another one. Simple. Players need competition and we need to be competitive," he said.
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