Scottish Premiership giants Rangers and Celtic are set to compete for the signature of Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu, according to The Sun.
The 24-year-old only moved to Scotland last summer from League Two outfit Cambridge United but is already a wanted man.
The report suggests that both Old Firm teams will have to fend off interest from Premier League Cardiff City. Although their interest could cool if they are relegated at the end of the campaign.
A powerful frontman, Ikpeazu has had a stop-start first season in Scottish football.
He has missed a large quantity of the campaign with a foot injury but his five goals and four assists have still alerted Celtic and Rangers.
Ikpeazu boasts impressive physicality and his game is about much more than just goals.
According to The Sun, Hearts will look to recoup £1 million for their player having only recently tied him to a contract until 2022.
Champions League football might see Celtic hold the aces when it comes to signing Ikpeazu this summer.
All of Rangers’ current strikers are pretty short and the 6ft 3in presence of the Hearts man would be a welcome addition to Steven Gerrard’s squad.
Kyle Lafferty hasn’t really had the desired impact at Ibrox and as a result, Gerrard might look towards some additional firepower.
Celtic and Cardiff will represent formidable competitors for his signature.
It looks like being an intriguing battle to see who lands the former Crewe and Doncaster Rovers man.
After falling so far behind Celtic in the race for the title, Rangers would love to win the day when it came to Ikpeazu’s signature.