Celtic and Rangers transfer news: Provan says Gers dodged a bullet; Hoops want Manchester City defender

Rangers' James Tavernier (L) in action with St Mirren's Kyle McAllister (R)

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

Manchester City's Tosin Adarabioyo  in action with Chelsea's Mason MountManchester City's Tosin Adarabioyo

Celtic could be about to battle it out with a couple of Premier League sides for Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo, according to the Daily Mail.

The 18-year-old - who is also being chased by Tottenham and Everton - is highly rated at the Etihad, but his future at the club could be in some doubt as he seeks assurances over the amount of game-time he will receive heading into the final year of his contract, the Mail claims.

Scott Sinclair celebrates after scoring the first goal for Aston Villa from the penalty spotScott Sinclair

Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair is open to the idea of joining Celtic this summer, according to the Birmingham Mail.

The Hoops have made a handful of bids for the 27-year-old, but none have met Villa's £5m valuation, the Mail reports.

Brendan Rodgers has claimed that the only thing that is preventing Leigh Griffiths from being valued at £15m is the fact that he does not have a more exotic name, the Daily Record reports.

The 25-year-old was prolific for the Bhoys last season, and Rodgers seemingly believes that he has not got the credit he deserves.

"If he had a more Latino name, he would be talked about as being worth 15 million quid, for sure," he told the Daily Record.

Fenerbahce's Robin Van Persie at the end of the gameFenerbahce's Robin Van Persie

Davie Provan has perhaps surprisingly told Rangers fans that they have dodged a bullet after Mark Warburton confirmed that they would not be signing Robin van Persie this summer, The Scottish Sun reports.

"The Dutch striker put the tools away when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at Old Trafford. Having starred for Fergie, RVP didn’t kick a ball for Davie Moyes when the Scot most needed him," he told The Scottish Sun.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Former Rangers forward Steven Thompson has predicted that Warburton's men will finish second in the Scottish Premiership this season, BBC Sport reports.

The Gers are gearing up for their first campaign back in the top flight, and Thompson believes their recruitment has been good enough to secure a top two spot.

"Their summer signing policy has been very good. When they make a change to the team, it doesn't necessarily weaken the team. They've got a strong squad," he told BBC Sport.

Finally, Turkish outlet Lig TV has claimed that James Tavernier was being targeted by Trabzonspor earlier in the summer before he agreed a new deal at Ibrox.

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