It might be a prime example as to why this time of the football calendar is referred to as 'silly season', but Celtic are being linked with a player who would seriously dent Rangers' chances of lifting the Scottish Premiership title if he moves to Parkhead.
According to The Sunday Post, a certain Andy Carroll could be an 'option' for Celtic in regards to January signings.
The 29-year-old, who played alongside Rangers boss Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, has only recently returned from injury for West Ham United.
The prospect of him joining up with Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers in Glasgow remains a bit of a shot in the dark for now, given the financial elements of such a transfer, but Gerrard should certainly hope that it doesn't materialise.
Celtic are only one point ahead of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership table, and recruiting a player of Carroll's ilk would surely give those on the green half of the Old Firm divide a massive, massive edge over the Gers.
When fit, Carroll has proven himself a very capable goalscorer in the Premier League, which means he could tear Scotland's top flight a new one and it's just not good news for those at Ibrox if Celtic pull off what would be a magnificent coup.
The England international, who earns £90,000 per week in East London [Spotrac], would also give Rodgers's side something they lack, an aerial threat in attack.
Despite the one-point differential, the Bhoys are still enormous favourites to win an eighth successive league crown. Rodgers already has a better squad at the moment and the addition of Carroll might just be a big nail in Rangers' coffin as far as their title ambition goes.
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