Claudio Ranieri admits he's scouting Celtic players - but won't name who he's watching

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is weighing up moves for Celtic players.

Leicester City manager Claudio RanieriLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been quoted by Goal as saying that he is watching Celtic players - but won't name who.

Ranieri's Foxes - fresh from winning the Premier League title - take on Celtic at Celtic Park in the International Champions Cup, offering Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers a stern test ahead of the new league season.

General view of Celtic ParkGeneral view of Celtic Park

The game may also hand Leicester boss Ranieri a chance to see some Celtic players up close, having admitted that he's been watching some Bhoys stars recently.

The Italian has already signed Ron-Robert Zieler, Luis Hernandez, Nampalys Mendy and Ahmed Musa so far this summer, but he appears to have his eye on some Celtic players.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri acknowledges fans after the game

As quoted by Goal ahead of this evening's game, Ranieri admitted that he has been watching some Celtic players ahead of possible transfer moves - but wouldn't reveal the identity of the players on his radar.

"I'm watching some Celtic players but I won't tell you who!" said Ranieri, with fans now attempting to guess who could have caught his eye.

General view inside Celtic Park

Left back Kieran Tierney is a natural candidate having impressed so much since breaking into the Celtic side last season, and whilst he looks like a star of the future, he recently signed a new contract with the Bhoys, which would make any deal hugely expensive.

Defensive midfielder Nir Bitton has the size and passing ability to play in the Premier League, and the Israeli would certainly offer competition for the likes of Mendy and Danny Drinkwater in the middle of the park.

Other names like Tom Rogic, Leigh Griffiths and even January signing Erik Sviatchenko could also be of interest to Ranieri - and he will get another look at whoever he's been watching this evening as the two teams meet.

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