Report links Celtic with Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker

Steven Caulker

The centre-back played under Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers at Swansea City.

Liverpool's Steven Caulker warms up before the gameCaulker struggled for game time last season

Celtic are being linked with a move for Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker, the Daily Record reports, citing Get West London.

Caulker, who played under Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers on loan at Swansea City, recently returned to Loftus Road following temporary stints at both Southampton and Liverpool.

R's boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told Get West London on Friday the 24-year-old had trained well since his return, and did not want to lose him this summer.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd HasselbainkHasselbaink says he doesn't want to lose Caulker

However, his reported £30,000-a-week wages are said to be a burden on the Championship side's finances, after they failed to gain promotion to the Premier League last season, and he could me moved on following the capture of Joel Lynch this week.

Celtic are said to be on the lookout for a new centre-half, with Dedryck Boyata injured, Tyler Blackett back at Manchester United and Charlie Mulgrew out of contract and still to commit.

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew celebrates scoring their third goalMulgrew's future is uncertain

Ex-Liverpool man Kolo Toure (the Daily Mail) and Blackburn Rovers'

Republic of Ireland's Shane Duffy celebrates at the end of the matchDuffy was linked with a move to Celtic this week

Ireland international Shane Duffy (also the Daily Mail) are two of the names being linked with moves to Parkhead.

 

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