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Rangers ready to let Northern Ireland international go in January clear-out as Manchester United target Celtic star: Old Firm transfer rumours

Northern Ireland full-back Lee Hodson could soon be on the move out of Ibrox, according to the latest transfer rumours.

The 26 year-old has found game-time limited since signing from Kilmarnock in summer 2016. He has started only 15 Premiership games in his 18 months at the club and the Scottish Sun have named him on a list of players that Graeme Murty is prepared to move on this month.

At the head of those players is midfielder Carlos Pena, who is expected to join up with former manager Pedro Caixinha at Mexican side Cruz Azul. Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso, Eduardo Herrera and Dalcio are also set to leave according to the Sun, who also claim Rangers are ready to listen to offers for Hodson.

Rangers are expected to add Brighton winger Jamie Murphy to their panel with the player undergoing a club medical on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has reportedly been added to a full-back shortlist at Old Trafford. United are said to be in the market for a player in Tierney's position. The Daily Record report that Tierney and Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon are being considered as more affordable options after Manchester United's top target Alex Sandro was slapped with a €70million pricetag by Juventus.

Celtic are expected to finalise the signing of St Mirren forward Lewis Morgan soon after the player completed a medical on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Brighton boss Chris Hughton has dismissed rumours of a bid for Celtic forward Mouss Dembele. "There's been huge speculation, certainly on this particular one," Hughton said. "There were certainly some quotes going back a little while ago about figures and about some communication between the two clubs. Categorically, there hasn't been any communication between the two clubs.  Hence he is a name, along with lots of other names."

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