Celtic are bracing themselves for a big-money bid from Leicester City for Kieran Tierney and Callum McGregor, according to The Express.
The Foxes are managed by former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers and it would appear he is keen to reunite with the influential duo.
Scotland defender Tierney has been a long-term target for several Premier League teams, whilst McGregor enjoyed a stunning campaign during 2018/19.
Rodgers led Leicester to a respectable ninth place finish last season. The challenge now for the former Celtic boss is to have the Foxes competing for a European place.
Tierney will be the most difficult to sign of the two. Celtic value their star man at £30 million and that will represent a sizeable chunk of Leicester’s budget. Should Ben Chilwell head out of the King Power Stadium, that could change, however.
McGregor scored six goals and registered 16 assists last season. He does actually have some experience of English football having spent some time on loan with Notts County as a youngster.
This double signing would represent quality business from a Leicester point of view.
Both Tierney and McGregor are capable players and both are at an age where they will still improve.
Ben Chilwell’s departure will almost certainly play a part in whether or not Tierney is obtainable during the summer.
McGregor will be an interesting addition. He will add some energy into the middle of the park for the Foxes and he has all the ball-playing attributes to be a success in the Premier League.
Celtic’s budget would certainly enhance considerably if they offload their star duo.
Neil Lennon will hope to make the Hoops more competitive in Europe next season. If Tierney and McGregor do leave he will be in the market for adequate replacements.