Report: Celtic and Rangers fighting it out to sign Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan

Celtic and Rangers are both keen on signing Hibernian midfielder Scott Allan.

As per a report in the Daily Mail, the Old Firm rivals are fighting it out to sign Hibernian youngster Scott Allan this summer, having seen the midfielder impress in the Championship this season.

The former Dundee United and West Brom youngster arrived at Hibs last summer, and has won a host of plaudits in the Scottish second tier after a series of impressive performances.

In 40 games he netted two goals and registered 17 assists, although he could not see Hibs promoted to the Premiership, as they fell out of the play-offs after a defeat at the hands of Rangers.

It was after this defeat that Stuart McCall’s side expressed an interest in the 23-year-old, who was named Championship Player of the Year after his impressive feats, and the report claims that this interest will prompt Old Firm rivals Celtic to prioritise moving for him this summer.

They have scouted him many times this season, and although the SPFL champions were said to be keen on agreeing a pre-contract deal with Allan in January - with his contract expiring in the summer of 2016 - the interest from Rangers means they may submit a formal offer to Hibs in the coming weeks.

There is no indication as to a fee that Hibs would demand to sell their star man, although it is likely they will hold out for a large fee to guarantee the best deal. However, with just one year left on his contract, they may be pushed to sell for a lower price, rather than risk losing him on a free transfer at the end of next season.

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