Celtic and Rangers transfer news: Hoops confirm signing; Gers have made enquiry for striker, Preston boss admits

Joe Garner of Preston North End shoots at goal

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

Mark Warburton has issued a coy response when asked by the Sunday Post about whether Rangers were closing in on Preston North End striker Joe Garner.

While he did not confirm anything, he did not deny that they were interested either, which is perhaps telling given that he has not been afraid to distance themselves from reported targets before.

"Right now we're looking at various options," he told the Sunday Post.

Preston's Joe Garner celebrates scoring the first goalPreston boss Grayson has confirmed that Garner has been the subject of an enquiry

Preston boss Simon Grayson has told the Lancashire Evening Post that they have received an enquiry from the Light Blues for their forward.

Grayson also confirmed that the player's future will be discussed very soon.

"There has been an enquiry from Rangers which we will talk about over the next 24-48 hours," he told the Lancashire Evening Post.

Nottingham Forest's Dorus De VriesDorus De Vries

Celtic have confirmed on their official website that they have signed Dorus de Vries from Nottingham Forest on a two-year deal.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper links up with Brendan Rodgers once again, having previously worked with the Hoops boss at Swansea.

Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

The Bhoys' assistant manager Chris Davies has told the club's official website that the squad is in an excellent mood ahead of a crucial couple of weeks.

The side face a Champions League play-off tie as well as league fixtures against Aberdeen and Rangers within the next month, but Davies has suggested that the side is confident.

"The feeling around it [the squad] is really good, upbeat and positive and hopefully that continues as we have a big couple of weeks coming up," he told the club's official website.

Rangers' hopes of avoiding any bids for James Tavernier appear to have received a boost as AMK Spor report that Trabzonspor have switched their attention elsewhere.

The Turkish side had reportedly wanted to sign the right-back, but AMK Spor claims that they have agreed a deal to sign Cruzeiro defender Mayke instead.

Finally, Jordan Rossiter has told the Evening Times that Rangers are not bothered by Celtic skipper Scott Brown's comments predicting that Aberdeen will be their closest rivals for the title.

"We're not worried that he hasn't mentioned us as contenders," he told the Evening Times.

"We're quietly confident - it's football and nothing is beyond us."

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