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Rangers close in on young attacking duo and Celtic ready to fight for top target: Old Firm transfer rumours

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Rangers are working hard to lure in two young attacking players, according to the latest transfer rumours.

The first is Roma forward Umar Sadiq, who is close to sealing a loan switch to Ibrox after being dropped from the Italian's club's pre-season squad, reports the Scottish Sun. The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at NAC Breda in the Eredivisie, in which he netted five goals.

The second recruit the Gers are reportedly working to bring in is Peterborough winger Gwion Edwards. Football Insider claims that the club are keen to sign the 25-year-old on a pre-contract agreement in January as his contract expires next summer. The reports says that the Gers are already working on a move for the Welshman who spent two loan spells at St Johnstone between 2012 and 2014.

Meanwhile, Celtic won't give up on their bid to bring in Hibernian midfielder John McGinn, according to the Daily Record. That's after the club had a £1.5m bid for the player turned down last week.

“I just wait to see what happens between the clubs, really," said boss Brendan Rodgers. “That will be organised, hopefully, between the two clubs – and hopefully we have another player.”

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