Do Celtic have decision to make as Scott Bain edges towards Hearts?

Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers attends a press conference following a training session at the Celtic Training Centre in Lennoxtown, Scotland on December 4, 2017, on the...

Hearts beat Celtic 4-0 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday - and could now capture The Hoops' long-standing goalkeeping target Scott Bain

Scott Bain for Dundee at the Pre Season Friendly between Dundee and Everton at Dens Park on July 28th, 2015 in Dundee, Scotland.

Dundee are hoping to tie down both Mark O’Hara and Paul McGowen with the duo’s contract running out at the end of the season. The same, however, cannot be said about goalkeeper Scott Bain.

According to the Daily Record’s live transfer blog (19th December, 8.56am), Bain has fallen out with Dundee manager Neil McCann. And with the uncapped Scotsman due to be a free agent in the summer, the report adds that the Scottish Premiership side will listen to offers in the January window.

So Celtic may have plenty of thinking to do – particularly after Craig Gordon’s horror show of a performance in the 4-0 defeat at Hearts on Sunday that saw the champions’ record-breaking 69-game unbeaten domestic end.

Craig Gordon of Celtic looks on dejected after PSG score their seventh goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic FC at Parc des Princes on...

34-year-old Gordon has been subjected to intense scrutiny for his performance. And with the even older Dorus De Vries providing back-up, questions must be asked of Celtic’s goalkeeping options.

Bain, at just 26, is not only far younger but also one of the top goalkeepers in Scotland’s first division. And he has been on Celtic’s radar since as far back as 2015, with the Daily Record claiming earlier this year that The Hoops were still tracking him with his contract running down.

Scott Bain of Dundee in action during the pre season friendly between Brechin City and Dundee at Glebe Park on July 11, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

Time will tell whether Bain is still a target for Celtic, but The Scottish Sun have claimed, somewhat ironically, that Hearts are hoping to win the race for the shot-stopper, who hasn’t featured for Dundee since October.

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