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Rangers to listen to offers for striker while Maloney could be set for Celtic return: Scottish transfer talk

Rangers could be set to lose forward Martyn Waghorn with his former club considering a move, according to recent transfer rumours.

The 27 year-old is a target for Sunderland, writes the Daily Mail. Waghorn's contract at Ibrox expires next summer and so Rangers are thought to be willing to listen to offers for the forward in order to avoid losing him on a free transfer in 12 months.

The South Shields man originally joined the Black Cats aged 8 and made his first-team debut at 17. He left the club for Leicester City and also played for Wigan before arriving at Rangers in 2015. Waghorn netted 20 Championship goals to help fire the Gers to promotion before scoring seven Premiership strikes last season.

Meanwhile, Shaun Maloney could be set to return to Celtic. After former Donegal GAA coach Jim McGuinness left Celtic for the Chinese Super League, there is an opening for a coach with the Under 20 team. Maloney has been linked with a move to Aberdeen as a player but that move is now uncertain after he flagged up an injury concern and the Daily Mail reports Maloney is keen on the vacancy at Celtic Park.

Maloney enjoyed two playing spells with Celtic, either side of a year at Aston Villa. He won the Scottish PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards in 2006 and helped Celtic to five Premier League titles. He most recently played for Hull City but rejected the offer of a new contract at the end of the season.

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