Celtic and Rangers transfer news: Joe Garner wants Ibrox switch; bookmakers make Hoops contenders for Schweinsteiger's signature

Preston's Joe Garner celebrates scoring their first goal with a penalty

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

Preston's Joe Garner celebrates scoring their first goal with a penaltyPreston's Joe Garner

Rangers appear to be closing in on the signing of Preston North End striker Joe Garner after The Scottish Sun claimed that the 28-year-old wants to move to Ibrox.

The Scottish Sun adds that talks between the two clubs were set to begin after the Gers' clash with Dundee and a deal could be completed by next week.

Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick during trainingManchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger

Celtic have emerged as surprise contenders to land Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, with bookmaker SkyBet offering odds of 8/1 on a move to Parkhead.

The German has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford, and while a return to the Bundesliga seems most likely according to SkyBet, they believe Celtic are not out of the running.

Nottingham Forest's Dorus De VriesDorus De Vries

According to the Daily Express, Brendan Rodgers wanted to bring goalkeeper Dorus de Vries to Celtic Park because of the Dutchman's ability with his feet as well as with his hands.

Rodgers previously worked with the 35-year-old at Swansea, and is hoping to instil the footballing philosophy that was so successful at the Liberty Stadium in his new side. 

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

Former Hoops forward Chris Sutton has warned Mark Warburton that if Rangers do not act during the final weeks of the window, they face being left behind by their Old Firm foes, the Daily Record reports.

The Gers have made nine permanent signings this summer, but Sutton is not convinced about their squad.

"The next few weeks are huge for Rangers. Celtic are getting away from them and they will need to address it before the window shuts or they can forget about making a challenge," he told the Record.

Tom Rogic has told Herald Scotland upon signing a new three-year deal that leaving the Bhoys was not something he ever considered doing.

"I have been here for a while and I hope to be here for some time yet. Leaving was never something that crossed my mind," he told Herald Scotland.

Finally, Mark Warburton has told Herald Scotland that he has absolutely no concerns about including Jordan Rossiter in Rangers' starting line-up, even with his lack of experience.

"He is one of the squad that I would have no hesitation using," he told Herald Scotland. "He might start Saturday, he might not start Saturday, but you saw on Tuesday, whether we play Joey, Andy, Jordan or Matt Crooks when he is fit, it doesn't bother us."

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