It’s “advantage” Rangers and Celtic amid links to Millwall attacking midfielder Jed Wallace as contract negotiations break down at the Den.
Football League World reported earlier in the month that both Old Firm clubs and a host of Premier League sides were monitoring Wallace, 27, as his contract runs down with the Lions.
These included the likes of West Ham, Newcastle United, Brentford, Burnley and Crystal Palace, with Championship side West Brom also linked.
Wallace is a hugely influential player for Millwall and it is believed the London side are eager to tie the attacking midfielder down on a new contract.
However, now the same outlet is claiming that the Scottish sides have a transfer “advantage” over the other sides in the hunt for the player due to the fact he can sign a pre-contract in January.
“FLW understands that it is looking increasingly difficult for Millwall to get the winger to sign a new deal and stay on at the Den, while the two Scottish clubs look to have the advantage in the race for him as they can agree a pre-contract in January.”
The story would then go on to detail quotes from ex-Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips after he told Football Insider he believes Wallace would slot in “perfectly” at Ibrox.
Wallace has started season 21/22 on fine form and continues to impress, already scoring three goals for the English Championship side.
This backs up an impressive haul of 39 goal contributions across the last two seasons, with Wallace contributing 21 Championship goals and 18 assists.
The player himself has been clear that his “dream” is to get Millwall promoted to Premier League and has played down his role in the contract negotiations.
“There was a conversation a few months ago and that’s been documented,” said Wallace [News at Den].
“I don’t have much expertise in contracts and negotiations. I’m just concentrating on playing football, playing the best I can.
“My dream is to get Millwall promoted to the Premier League, I’ve never hidden away from that and I’m doing the best I can to try and help us do that.”
Meanwhile, Ibrox Stadium has been branded the Best of British by a reputable football magazine as they ranked the top 100 grounds in the UK.