Report: Birmingham battling Old Firm duo in race to sign Hearts goalscorer Osman Sow

Rangers and Celtic have been joined by Birmingham City in the race to sign Hearts striker Osman Sow.

According to The Scottish Sun, Birmingham City are battling Celtic and Rangers for the signing of Hearts goalscorer Osman Sow.

Sow, 25, was released by Crystal Palace in the summer of 2014, and moved up to Scotland to try and make an impact with Heart of Midlothian.

Since moving to Tynecastle, Sow has been a sensation, scoring 23 goals in 51 games for Hearts, firing them to promotion last season and into the top three of the Scottish Premiership this term.

Unsurprisingly, Sow's exploits in Edinburgh have triggered interest in his signature, both from Scottish rivals and from English clubs.

The Scottish Sun report that Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers are both keen to sign Sow, whose contract expires at the end of the season, meaning they could sign him for free on a pre-contract agreement this month.

However, that prospect is also appealing to English Championship club Birmingham City, according to the report, with Gary Rowett believed to be a fan of Sow.

It's stated that Birmingham scouts travelled up to Scotland over the weekend to watch Sow in action against Motherwell, where he scored the second goal in a 6-0 victory.

Rowett allegedly received positive reports on Sow, and the Blues are now primed to battle Old Firm duo Celtic and Rangers in a race for Sow's signature either this month or at the end of the season.

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