According to the Scotsman, via the Daily Mail, Celtic are eyeing up a move for Lys Mousset.

It’s suggested that the striker is valued at £10 million by his current club, Bournemouth.

Mousset scored just once in 24 Premier League appearances this season. (Photo by Simon West/Action Plus via Getty Images)

However, Celtic may opt for a different approach, in the form of a player-plus-cash deal.

If he was to eventually move to Parkhead, though, it could have a knock-on effect on a player currently with Rangers.

Jermain Defoe has been in outstanding form recently. He has three goals in his last six league outings and his superb dummy allowed Scott Arfield to secure the points in Sunday’s Old Firm.



Yet, he while he is on loan at Rangers until the end of next season, there are clauses in the deal [Sky Sports].

Defoe celebrates after netting the winner against Hibs at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Bournemouth could opt to bring him back either this summer or in January.

If Mousset leaves Dean Court, Eddie Howe’s options in forward areas will be reduced. Naturally, then, it makes him more likely to exercise the option to bring back Defoe.

Therefore, this potential transfer is of significance to the Gers. Defoe has been pivotal to their recent revival and with Alfredo Morelos’ future still uncertain, Gerrard can’t afford to lose his former England teammate.

If this deal does go through, Bears will hope the Cherries decide to use the window to strengthen from elsewhere, rather than recalling the 36-year-old.

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