Rangers and Celtic are both targeting a move for defender Jon Flanagan, according to the Sunday Post.

The 25-year-old is set to become a free agent as he is free to leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the month. He spent the latter part last season on loan at Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

Rangers are keen on bringing Flanagan to Ibrox this summer. Their new manager, Steven Gerrard, is busy bringing fresh faces into his newly inherited. The Liverpool legend has already signed Allan McGregor from Hull City, Scott Arfield from Burnley and Ovie Ejaria from Anfield and wants more.

Celtic are expected to battle with their bitter rivals for Flanagan. Brendan Rodgers managed him at Liverpool and it was under Rodgers when Flanagan broke into the Liverpool. The Hoops are in the hunt for some defensive reinforcements.

Flanagan rose through the youth ranks at Liverpool and went onto play 51 games for his boyhood club. His Reds career has gone off track in recent years and he was shipped out on loan to Burnley in the 2016/17 campaign and then Bolton for last season.

He played 9 games for the Trotters in the Championship last season under Phil Parkinson and played a part in their dramatic survival. However, it is unlikely that they will try and bring him in on a permanent basis.


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