Report: 18 months since being released by Celtic, Charlie Mulgrew wanted by Premier League clubs

Cauley Woodrow of Burton Albion and Charlie Mulgrew of Blackburn Rovers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Blackburn Rovers at Pirelli Stadium on...

Burnley, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Watford are reportedly keen on Charlie Mulgrew.

TOPSHOT - Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew kicks the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifier football match between Slovenia and Scotland at the Stozice stadium in Ljubljana, on October 8,...Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew

According to The Mirror (03:20), a host of Premier League clubs are interested in Blackburn Rovers defender Charlie Mulgrew, including Crystal Palace and Southampton.

Mulgrew, 31, joined Blackburn on a free transfer from Celtic back in the summer of 2016, and suffered relegation from the Championship last season, which has ultimately resulted in a remarkable campaign this term.

The Scottish defender has now hit 11 goals in just 35 games this season, including eight in his last 12 as he enjoys a stunning run of goalscoring form for Tony Mowbray's side.

Charlie Mulgrew of Scotland and Harry Kane of England battle for possession during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and England at Hampden Park National Stadium on June...Charlie Mulgrew of Scotland and Harry Kane of England battle for possession

Mulgrew's impressive form appears to be attracting interest, with The Mirror (03:20) claiming that Crystal Palace, Southampton and Watford have all scouted Mulgrew, as have Blackburn's bitter rivals Burnley.

Palace have seen Scott Dann suffer a season-ending injury, and manager Roy Hodgson may now be keen to bring in another centre back, with Mulgrew fitting the bill thanks to his experience.

Burnley may see Mulgrew as cover for James Tarkowski and Ben Mee, whilst Watford could be looking for Mulgrew to challenge with Christian Kabasele, Adrian Mariappa and Younes Kaboul.

Cauley Woodrow of Burton Albion and Charlie Mulgrew of Blackburn Rovers in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Blackburn Rovers at Pirelli Stadium on...Cauley Woodrow of Burton Albion and Charlie Mulgrew of Blackburn Rovers in action

Southampton figure to be in the market for one more defender after losing Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool earlier this month, with Mulgrew an option after recent scouting.

It's just 18 months since Celtic released Mulgrew on a free transfer, but his season this term has put him in contention for a Premier League move, even if fans of those linked clubs may be a little underwhelmed.

Scotland's defender Charlie Mulgrew runs with the ball during the World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Scotland and Slovenia at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland on March 26,...Scotland's defender Charlie Mulgrew runs with the ball

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