Leon Clarke signing opens the door for Celtic or Leeds swoop

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed Coventry City striker Leon Clarke, which could potentially loosen their grip on Leeds United and Celtic target Leigh Griffiths.


Wolverhampton Wanderers have bagged Coventry City striker Leon Clarke for an undisclosed fee.

Yet could this be a move which ushers another forward out of the door - namely Leigh Griffiths?

The striker has been subject of strong reported interest from Celtic and Leeds United, so could the Scotland international depart over the next 24 hours?

Celtic have been the more active side in the Griffiths race, reportedly having two bids rejected already. However, reports in Scotland suggest the Glaswegian club are weighing up whether to make a third offer, after Wolverhampton Wanderers signed Griffiths's 'replacement' last night. 

The Bhoys are very keen to sign the 23-year-old after proving on numerous occasions he is a hub of goals north of the border, scoring 23 in 36 games in his previous stint in Scotland.

Leeds United are the other side reportedly interested in the Scotland international and if reports are to be believed, Sunderland are poised to make what could be a substantial bid for top goalscorer Ross McCormack.

Whether Leeds United can complete their takeover in time for them to take advantage of the transfer window remains to be seen, however, the interest in McCormack refuses to go away.

The club confirmed last week they rejected a reported £3.5m bid from West Ham for Ross McCormack and subsequently put a £5m price tag on his head. A figure that Sunderland may pay-up straight away with the transfer clock running down to it's final hours.

It's hard to speculate what could happen in the next 37 hours but I imagine the Leigh Griffiths transfer saga will be one of the main talking points, outside the Premier League.

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