Celtic and Rangers transfer news: Warburton discusses Armstrong rumours; Hoops want Championship defender

Newcastle United's Adam Armstrong in action

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

Newcastle United's Adam Armstrong in actionNewcastle United's Adam Armstrong

Mark Warburton has immediately dismissed speculation linking Adam Armstrong with a move to Rangers, The Scottish Sun reports.

The Newcastle man had been linked with a loan switch to Ibrox after Martyn Waghorn sustained an injury on the opening day of the Scottish Premiership season, but Warburton has since quashed any talk of a move.

"He’s not for us. He’s a very talented player — but he’s not coming to Rangers," he told The Scottish Sun.

One player who could well be on his way to Ibrox however, is former Charlton defender Rod Fanni as Le10 Sport claims that he is in talks with the club about a summer switch.

The 34-year-old is predominantly a right-back but is also capable of playing across the backline as well as in midfield.

Rangers' James Tavernier celebratesRangers' James Tavernier

Gers supporters may be concerned that Fanni's arrival could be a sign that James Tavernier is on his way out this summer, as Diyarbakir Soz claims that Trabzonspor have made the full-back their number one target.

Tavernier only signed a new deal with the Light Blues recently, so it may well take an incredible offer for a move to happen.

Leeds United's Mustapha Carayol in action with Bristol City's Luke AylingBristol City's Luke Ayling

According to the Bristol Post, Celtic are weighing up a move for Bristol City right-back Luke Ayling.

The 24-year-old has been frozen out at Ashton Gate following the arrival of former Hoops man Adam Matthews, the Bristol Post claims, and Brendan Rodgers may be about to offer him an escape. 

Celtic coach John Kennedy has confirmed to the club's official Twitter account that they would like to bring in at least two more players before the window shuts.

The Bhoys have so far made three signings, but Kennedy believes that they still have a little bit of business to do.

Celtic's James ForrestCeltic's James Forrest

Finally, Celtic have confirmed on their official website that James Forrest has signed a new contract at Parkhead until 2019. 

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