Celtic and Rangers transfer: Ex-Gers midfielder responds to reported Hoops interest; Rodgers says winger wants to stay

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

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

Celtic's James ForrestCeltic's James Forrest

Brendan Rodgers has explained to the Evening Times that James Forrest has already told him that he wishes to stay at Celtic.

The winger is out of contract in January, and had previously looked destined for the Parkhead exit, but Rodgers has disclosed how the 25-year-old is now experiencing a change of heart.

"He wants to stay, he pulled me in Slovenia and said he was enjoying the work and he feels an important part of the squad would like to stay," he told the Evening Times.

Aston Villa's Scott SinclairScott Sinclair

Rodgers has also confirmed to the Evening Times that while Aston Villa did not want to let him go, Scott Sinclair had his heart set on a move to the Bhoys.

The winger became their third signing of the summer, and Rodgers has provided some insight into how the different parties felt about the switch.

"Aston Villa didn’t really want to lose the player, but Scott made it clear he wanted to leave," he told the Evening Times.

Sinclair may not be the last through the door this summer, as Rodgers informed the club's official Twitter account that he hopes to get some more deals done in the near future.

Northern Ireland's Steven Davis attends a news conferenceSteven Davis

Former Rangers midfielder Steven Davis has responded to rumours linking him with a switch to Celtic on his official Twitter account.

Unsurprisingly, the Southampton man was quick to quash any talk of a potential move with a sarcastic response to the speculation.

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn (L) in action with Kilmarnock's Steven SmithMartyn Waghorn

Meanwhile, Gers captain Lee Wallace has told the club's official website that the side should be able to cope if Martyn Waghorn is on the sidelines for any lengthy period of time as they boast a tremendous amount of depth up front.

The striker limped out of their opening day draw with Hamilton, but Wallace is not overly concerned about what it may mean for the team's prospects.

"He would be a huge miss but what we are blessed with now is great competition and guys who can step in and perform in any role," he told the club's official website.

Finally, Barrie McKay has admitted to the Evening Times that the Ibrox atmosphere may have played a part in Rangers not getting off to a winning start.

"Maybe [the occasion] did [get to us] but to be at a club this size you need to get used to full houses, the noises from fans and everything else that comes with it," he told the Evening Times.

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