Celtic and Man Utd transfer update as agent of Rangers 'target' makes interest admission

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Hearts and Hibs will already be casting an eye to next season after putting together very different campaigns of last. Hearts cruised to a third-place finish and European qualification, while the Hibees disappointed with a bottom half placing.

Hibs decided to move on from Nick Montgomery as a result of that lowly finish, and their search for a new boss continues weeks after the season. As the search goes on, we have rounded up the latest surrounding the two Edinburgh clubs Premiership rivals.

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Celtic reports denied

Celtic won’t be signing Turkish goalkeeper Altay Bayindir from Manchester United after all, according to a fresh report. Turkish outlet Aksam reported that the Hoops were set to close a deal to snap up Bayindir as they look to replace the retiring Joe Hart this summer.

But The Sun now say sources at both clubs have denied the reports, with Bayindir looking set to remain at Old Trafford The goalkeeper only arrived at United last summer, although he quickly became number two with Andre Onana being signed for big money from Inter Miami. Bayindir started just one last season, and so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he moved on, but it seems Celtic are not close to a deal despite initial reports claiming otherwise.

While Onana has been first choice at United, Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has previously said he is confident in the Turkish keeper, saying back in January: “At some point Andre will go. We are totally happy and we constructed this group of keepers because we are comfortable with this. We have confidence in them both. They are very good goalkeepers, both experienced at the highest levels. I think we can have a lot of belief that we have coverage."

Garcia ‘interest’

Rangers are reportedly interested in Peñarol star Damian Garcia doubts over whether he will sign a new contract. The 20-year-old is attracting attention ahead of this summer, according to his agent, and the Gers are said to be interested.

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The youngster has made 17 senior appearances so far this season, with the Uruguayan season ongoing, but his contract is set to expire at the end of the calendar year. With that in mind, Garcia’s agent, Edgardo Lasalvia, has confirmed the interest amid talk of a move to Rangers. "I really like the MLS for Damian, but there are some other things from Mexico and some other markets", he told Sport 890. "Damián cannot pay rent and has to help his mother who cleans floors. He earns less than a player of mine at Miramar .

"What happens is that the contracts expire and you have no obligation to renew. And even less so if you offer me two pesos, like the vice president did. He offered Damián García two pesos for renewal."

Meanwhile, Peñarol vice president Eduardo Zaidensztat has said: "Damian is an extraordinary kid. We have received inquiries from several teams. He has a contract until the end of the year but we have not agreed to renew it and we will have to meet with Damian. He is a club player."

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