Report: Rangers could miss out on luring Lewis Morgan back to Ibrox, Celtic already planning deal

Lewis Morgan of St Mirren in action during the BETFRED Cup Group Stage between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016 in Paisley, Scotland.

Rangers could miss out on re-signing Lewis Morgan - to Celtic.

Lewis Morgan of St Mirren in action during the BETFRED Cup Group Stage between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016 in Paisley, Scotland.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic lead the race to sign St Mirren youngster Lewis Morgan ahead of the January transfer window.

The Bhoys remain unbeaten in domestic competition under Brendan Rodgers, but are still in the market for additions to their squad during the upcoming transfer window.

Rodgers has already improved the careers of Scottish talents such as Kieran Tierney, Stuart Armstrong, Callum McGregor, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths, and another young Scot could be on his way to Celtic Park.

Brendan Rodgers, coach of Celtic looks on during a Celtic press conference on the eve of their UEFA Champions League match against Anderlecht at Lennoxtown Training Ground on December 4,...

The Scottish Sun report that Celtic are now leading the race to sign St Mirren playmaker Lewis Morgan, with the intention of striking a deal in January, but possibly loaning him back to St Mirren.

Morgan, 21, has starred for St Mirren over the last 18 months, hitting 10 goals in 46 games last season before excelling this term with 10 goals in 21 appearances.

With his contract expiring at the end of the season, Morgan is almost certainly moving on in 2018, but St Mirren hope that they will be able to take him back on loan for the rest of the campaign if he is sold in 2018.

Lawrence Shankland celebrates his goal with team mate Lewis Morgan of St Mirren during the BETFRED Cup Group Stage between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016...

Back in September, the Daily Mail reported that Rangers hoped to bring Morgan back to Ibrox, given that he came up through the ranks with the Gers before moving on to St Mirren in 2014.

However, Celtic appear to be moving to the front of the queue for his signature, and will hope to secure his signature ahead of the Gers next month.

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