Report: Rangers scouting Michael O'Halloran for Ibrox move, former club Celtic interested

Rangers are reportedly looking to sign St. Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran.

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers are plotting a move for St. Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran, having scouted him this past weekend.

Rangers have already been busy during this month's transfer window, having snapped up Polish goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski and Doncaster playmaker Harry Forrester on six-month contracts, whilst Accrington Stanley duo Matt Crooks and Josh Windass have signed pre-contract agreements to join the club in the summer.

Manager Mark Warburton will still be on the lookout for more options in his squad as they case promotion to the Scottish Premiership, and a forward may be on his wishlist.

The Scottish Sun report that St. Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran is a target for Rangers, after head of recruitment Frank McParland watched him against Kilmarnock this past weekend.

It's stated that McParland left the game as soon as O'Halloran was substituted, and the Gers are now preparing a move for the Scottish forward either this month or in the summer.

O'Halloran, 25, started his career with Rangers' Old Firm rivals Celtic, before moving on to Bolton Wanderers as a youngster, but having failed to make the grade in England, he returned to Scotland with St. Johnstone in 2014.

After ten goals last season, O'Halloran has hit four goals this term, including one against Rangers in the Scottish League Cup earlier in the campaign. With pace and the ability to play anywhere across the front three, O'Halloran could be a smart signing for Rangers, but may have to spend bid to land him, given that his contract only expires in 2017.

The report also states that Celtic are interested in bringing O'Halloran back to the club where he started his career, even if he was only with the Bhoys as a youngster - meaning we could see an Old Firm battle for O'Halloran's signature.

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