Celtic ‘closing in’ on Danish midfielder, Rangers ace ‘unlikely’ to leave in £10m transfer

Here is Celtic and Rangers’ deadline day transfer news.

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Transfer deadline day has arrived at a long exciting summer, with both Celtic and Rangers making a number of signings so far.

The defending champions have brought in eight players including the permanent arrivals of Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers, while Giovanni van Bronckhurst has welcomed the likes of Ben Davies, Antonio Colak and Tom Lawrence.

With just over 12 hours to go until the deadline, here are today’s transfer headlines...

Celtic closing in on Oliver Abildgaard

Celtic are reportedly closing in on the signing of Ruben Kazan midfielder Oliver Abildgaard, according to Football Scotland.

It is thought that the Dane has been pushing a move away all summer amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and looks set to join his former teammates Carl Starfelt and Sead Haksabanovic in Glasgow.

Abildgaard joined Rubin Kazan on an initial loan deal in 2020 before joining the club permanently and has since made 60 appearances.

Ange Postecoglou has been on the hunt for midfield reinforcements following the departures of Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic, while they also saw a deal for Vinicius Souza fall through in July.

Abildgaard will be the second midfielder Celtic sign this summer after Aaron Mooy arrived on a free transfer from the Chinese Super League.

Glen Kamara linked with Rangers departure

The Scottish Sun had previously claimed that Glen Kamara could be set for a deadline day move to Nice in a potential £10m transfer swoop.

Kamara has made only two appearances in the Scottish Premiership this season after losing his place in the starting line-up and could look to leave Ibrox to pick up more game time.

However, journalist Fraser Fletcher has reported that Rangers won’t sell Kamara unless they already have a replacement lined up.

With over seven hours remaining of the window, it would be very tough for the Scottish club to bring in a new midfielder in time - so it is expected that the Finland international will stay put.

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