Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic are monitoring Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay over a potential loan move, according to Sky Sports.

The Bhoys saw their Glasgow rivals Rangers lay down a marker on the transfer front earlier in the month, when they signed Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe from the Premier League, and now Brendan Rodgers has an eye on doing likewise.

Celtic have had their eye on Manchester United utility man McTominay for a while, and with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally getting a tune out of the Red Devils’ more established stars, the Scotland international has slipped out of contention at Old Trafford.

It is believed that the Bhoys can only firm up their interest in the midfielder once players have left Celtic Park, which will be something of a blow to Rodgers, who doesn’t have long to ship men out in order to bring the 22-year-old in.

Celtic have got rid of Scott Allan, who has signed a pre-contract deal with Edinburgh based Hibernian, but they still have a number of central men at their disposal, some of whom need to be sold on in order for them to bring McTominay into the club.

The Scottish star broke through last season under Jose Mourinho, and has already played a number of roles for the Red Devils this term, prior to the dismissal of the Portuguese boss. Since then he has dropped out of the side due to the form of others and an injury he has been carrying, which has alerted the Bhoys to the chance of potentially signing him.

Celtic will have taken notice of the versatility of the Scotland star. He can play in the centre of midfield, but he has also shown to be adept in the heart of the defence too so Rodgers would be getting two players in one, if he can work out his squad quickly enough to bring him to Glasgow.

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