Rangers and Celtic look to lure Premier League duo to Scotland: Old Firm transfer rumours
Rangers and Celtic are targeting the transfer of one Premier League player each, according to the latest transfer rumours.
First up, Rangers are said to be keen on luring SCOTT ARFIELD north of the border. The Canadian international, born in Scotland, has been offered a new deal at current club Burnley but has yet to sign the contract and extend his five-year stay at Turfmoor.
The 29-year-old has started 13 of Burnley's 22 Premier League matches so far this term but his contract situation has attracted the attention of the Gers, according to the Daily Record. They won't have an easy task of tempting Arfield to leave England's top tier as Sky Sports report that West Ham, Brighton and Crystal Palace are all interested.
"We have had talks with him and he has sat tight on an offer so we will keep an open mind and we will see what comes next," said Burnley manager Sean Dyche. "Scott knows where it all stands and he knows the club's situation. He's been a very, very good player for us and he continues to be."
Meanwhile, Celtic have been linked with a move for Arsenal defender KRYSTIAN BIELIK. The 20-year-old has made only two substitute appearances for the Gunners' senior side since transferring from Legia Warsaw in 2015, costing a reported €3 million. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Birmingham City and now reports in his native Poland, cited by the Daily Record, claim he could be heading to Celtic Park on loan, although Celtic are going up against his previous club in Warsaw to secure his services for the remainder of the campaign.
Celtic have already added defender Marvin Compper to their squad but JOZO SIMUNOVIC has been linked with a move away to the likes of Burnley or Lazio.
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