Rangers and Celtic have both been linked with a move for Clermont Foot striker Adrian Grbic – but they appear to have missed out.

TEAMtalk reported in April that both Old Firm sides had been scouting Grbic, who has been a star in the second division of French football this season.

The Austrian attacker racked up 17 goals and four assists in 28 games this season, particularly impressing with his ability from free kicks.

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Signed from SCR Altach last summer, Grbic is a man in demand. Rangers may have wanted him as support for Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe, whilst Celtic may need to have strikers in mind in case Odsonne Edouard moves on.

However, it now looks like both Old Firm sides will miss out. MaLigue2 report that Grbic will be staying in France, moving on to Brest.

It’s stated that a deal worth €10million (£9million) is imminent. €5million will be paid up front, with €2million next season and another €3million in bonuses.

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Grbic will sign a four-year deal with Brest, making the step up to Ligue 1. It sounds like the deal is imminent, meaning Rangers and Celtic will have to look elsewhere.

Maybe he will stay on their radars for the future, but with his price already at £9million, he may be out of range for some time.

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