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Rangers and Celtic are both battling for January transfer which could decide title

Ranger's English manager Steven Gerrard (CL) and Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (CR) gesture on the side-lines during the Scottish Premiership football match between...

Rangers and Celtic both need a third striker.

Olivier Ntcham of Celtic and Mikael Lustig of Celtic battles for possession with Alfredo Morelos of Rangers  during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic...

Celtic and Rangers are closely matched in the league at present and January looks set to be a huge month behind the scenes.

Both clubs need a new striker, and this could end up defining the title race.

Rangers' need is more obvious, with Alfredo Morelos too inconsistent and at times a liability when it comes to ill discipline.

Kyle Lafferty has so far been underwhelming since returning to the club.

 

Behind them, they are reliant on youth options, with loanee Umar Sadiq failing to convince manager Steven Gerrard.

Celtic also have a need to add another striker after selling Moussa Dembele on deadline day.

Odsonne Edouard has found it tough to be consistent in both domestic and European competition and has scored fewer league goals than Morelos.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic FC (C) celebrates with teammates Kieran Tierney (2R), Mikael Lustig (R) and others after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match...

Leigh Griffiths has had injury problems and has only two league goals this season. He missed a penalty in midweek to add to his woes.

The pair need fresh competition up front and Brendan Rodgers must be highlighting this to the board.

Both Rangers and Celtic need to add strikers.

Whichever club strikes the better deal could end up being the one who wins the title.

Kyle Lafferty of Rangers looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 20, 2018 in Villareal, Spain.

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