Just when you thought the Scott Allan transfer saga had died down, it roars back into the headlines with the news that Celtic are set to beat their city rivals to the Hibernian midfielder’s signature.
Allan, who was the target of three failed bids from Rangers last month, is now on the verge of signing for the Ibrox side’s city rivals, with a fee of reportedly £275,000 on the table and a four year deal set to be handed to the player.
There are conflicting reports that both Dylan McGeouch and Liam Henderson are part of the deal to take Scott Allan to Celtic – with Henderson, who spent several months in Norway on loan, moving to Easter Road on loan while McGeouch would permanently move to the capital side.
Celtic have offered around £30,000 less than what Rangers’ offered for the midfielder at the third time of asking, but Hibernian rejected all advances from the Ibrox side as they announced that Allan would not be sold to their Championship title rivals.
Rotherham were set to make a second bid for the Scotland Under 21 international hoping Allan would change his mind after last week’s initial bid, when the English side were advised that Allan was wanting to remain in Scotland.
Allan, a boyhood Rangers fan, handed in a transfer request last month with a view to forcing a move to Mark Warburton’s Rangers, but that was rejected.
The 23-year-old, according to the BBC, was at Lennoxtown on Thursday for discussions and if all goes smoothly with all the parties involved then the midfielder could be unveiled by Celtic as early as this weekend.
Allan joined Hibs on a two-year deal last summer after being released by West Bromwich Albion and was PFA Scotland’s Championship player of the year.
Meanwhile, Celtic have handed a new contract to young full-back Kieran Tierney, which keeps the teenager at the club until 2019 after impressing during the first game of the season against Ross County at Celtic Park.