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Celtic plotting transfer swoops for Brighton striker Glenn Murray and Sheffield United ace Billy Sharp

BRIGHTON and Sheffield United stars Glenn Murray and Billy Sharp have emerged as a January targets for Celtic, according to reports.

The English veteran, who has six months left on his current deal, is also attracting interest from English Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Brighton veteran Glenn Murray has reportedly emerged as a loan transfer target for Celtic

The Daily Mail say that the Hoops could be next to enter the frame though for the 35-year-old on loan with Neil Lennon desperate to bolster his attacking force.

Odsonne Edouard has been heavily relied upon as much people know, with backup men Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo out of the frame.

Murray may not even be the only striker to enter Parkhead’s doors this winter either, with talks over 5million-rated Andraz Sporar ongoing.

The Seagulls star scored 15 goals last term but has only managed a solitary goal this season, which came against Bristol Rovers in the cup.

Head coach, Graham Potter, admitted he would understand if the former Crystal Palace frontman expressed a desire to move mid-season.

Signed from Brentford for 14million Neal Maupay and teenage sensation Aaron Connolly are now top of the pecking order.

Ten of Murray’s 14 appearances this season have come as a sub but his lack of regular action hasn’t deterred Forest.

Celts could beat rival suitors by offering Murray a last chance to win medals and play European football for the first time.

On the other hand, The Sunday Post claim that Celtic want Blades star Billy Sharp as part of a 6.5million double swoop alongside Andraz Sporar.

They say Celts boss Neil Lennon views the pair as the perfect duo to boost his side’s chances of securing nine-in-a-row.

Sharp, 33, is a Blades fan and is living the dream playing and scoring for them in the Premier League.

Boss Chris Wilder even recently shot down claims that the forward could exit Bramall Lane this month.

Billy Sharp claps the Sheffield United fans at the Eithad Stadium
Billy Sharp claps the Sheffield United fans at the Eithad Stadium
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