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Celtic could be biggest threat to Rangers' hopes of signing 15-goal striker Matty Taylor

Oxford's Jake Wright and Bristol Rovers' Matty Taylor in action

Rangers are keen on Matty Taylor, a reported summer target for Celtic.

Oxford's Jake Wright and Bristol Rovers' Matty Taylor in actionOxford's Jake Wright and Bristol Rovers' Matty Taylor in action

Rangers and Celtic could be drawn into another battle, over the signature of in form striker Matty Taylor.

Rangers were named among the latest clubs to show interest in the Bristol Rovers striker, by The Mirror this week.

Celtic's interest in Taylor has already been established, with the Bristol Post reporting in the summer that they were leading the race for his signature.

Taylor had scored the goals which sealed Rovers' promotion into League One, and he has continued his scoring streak this season, netting 15 goals in 22 games.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is reportedly now interested in bringing him to Ibrox, while English Championship clubs Wolves and QPR also are keen, state The Mirror.

Matty Taylor of Bristol Rovers celebrates at the end of the matchMatty Taylor of Bristol Rovers celebrates at the end of the match

Celtic may have snapped up French sensation Moussa Dembele, but his superb performances have left them vulnerable to a big bid from a European giant, meaning they must at least consider replacements, or alternatives to take the pressure off the under-21 international.

Taylor, 26, is ambitious and wants to play at the top level, and Celtic could trump Rangers' interest with the promise of Champions League football in 2017/18, and as it stands, a great shot of a league winner's medal this season.

Rangers' interest should put Celtic on alert to revisit their own desire to sign Taylor, and their financial strength gives Brendan Rodgers' side an edge - with the Glasgow Evening Times reporting how their wage bill is double that of the Light Blues.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is presented to the fans after the press conferenceCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers 

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