Celtic and Rangers transfer news: Blackburn boss provides update on Hoops' Duffy interest, and Rodgers wants Leicester youngster

Republic of Ireland's Shane Duffy

A select round-up of the latest news involving Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers and Brendan Rodgers' Hoops.

Leicester City's Tom Lawrence in action with Aston Villa's Alan HuttonLeicester City's Tom Lawrence

A report in the Daily Mail is claiming that Celtic are amongst a host of clubs chasing Leicester City youngster Tom Lawrence.

The Mail claims that nine teams - also including Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest - have made enquiries for the 22-year-old.

Blackburn Rovers boss Owen Coyle has disclosed that there has so far been no bid from Celtic for defender Shane Duffy, The Scottish Sun reports.

The Hoops appear to have earmarked the Republic of Ireland international as a potential target as Brendan Rodgers looks to bolster his defensive options, but Coyle has played down any speculation with his latest update.

"In regards to Shane, there's been no concrete offers from Celtic, in terms of a written offer, so that's the only thing I can class as interest," he told The Scottish Sun.

Celtic's Efe Ambrose looks dejected at the end of the matchCeltic's Efe Ambrose

Although the Bhoys are yet to make a bid for Duffy, that could well change after assistant boss Chris Davies refused to quash any speculation linking Efe Ambrose with the exit this summer, The Scottish Sun reports.

The Nigerian was hugely disappointing in the defeat to Lincoln Red Imps, and failed to make the matchday squad for the second-leg. And while Davies has praised the centre-back's attitude, he failed to dismiss any rumours regarding the defender's future. 

"All I can say about Efe is that since we've come in here he's been great to work with every day, his personality and his attitude to training," he told The Scottish Sun.

Lee Hodson - WatfordLee Hodson

Lee Hodson explained that Northern Ireland teammates Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty and Roy Carroll all helped convince him that he was making the right decision by choosing to move to Rangers this summer, The Scottish Sun reports.

The full-back also claimed that his mind was already made up but it is clear that the trio were completely supportive of the switch.

"Steven, Kyle and Roy all said it was a massive club and a fantastic opportunity so if I got the chance take it," he told The Scottish Sun.

Former Gers player and coach Ian Durrant has admitted that the calibre of player that Mark Warburton has brought in this summer has evoked memories of the club's better days, The Scottish Sun reports.

The Light Blues have made nine signings during this window. And having watched the likes of Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar come through the door, Durrant explained that he is excited for the season ahead.

"It's back to the old days with marquee signings. When you are signing players from the English Premiership it's a feather in your cap," he told The Scottish Sun.

Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

Finally, Gers hero Derek Johnstone has suggested that Brendan Rodgers still needs to bring some new faces into his squad and predicted that they will spend around £3m before the deadline, the Evening Times reports.

"Brendan Rodgers will know he has to bring in a couple of quality players and it wouldn't surprise me if he spent two or three million to strengthen his squad before the start of the league season," he told the Evening Times.

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