EXCLUSIVE: Celtic leading chase for highly-touted Cardiff defender

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Cardiff defender Ciaron Brown has a host of clubs chasing his signature this summer, including Scottish Premiership giants Celtic, we can reveal.

The 23-year-old defender is out of contract in south Wales this summer, but the Bluebirds do have an option which they are set to take up after he broke into Mick McCarthy’s first-team towards the end of the season.

Brown was in the middle of a third loan spell at Livingston before being recalled in the New Year.

But now Cardiff could have a decision to make, as a host of clubs North of the Border are keen on securing Brown – including Celtic.

We can also reveal that clubs in Germany and Belgium are keen on Brown, including K.V. Oostende. They see him as a possible replacement for Jack Hendry – who is set for a big-money move this summer.

Cardiff are keen to keep the Northern Ireland international. But even if they extend his deal this term, he could sign a pre-contract in January – so they are believed to be considering their options.

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Old Firm duo chasing MK Dons starlet

Meanwhile, we can also reveal that Milton Keynes Dons starlet Matthew Sorinola has rejected their offer of a new contract and is set to leave the League One club, with a host of teams chasing his signature.

Sorinola has previously been chased by the likes of Chelsea, Leeds, Bournemouth and Norwich. But there are also a number of foreign clubs who are keen on the wing-back. Sorinola also has the ability to play as a full-back in a back four.

Both Rangers and Celtic have been checking on the 20-year-old – who has impressed under Russell Martin this term.

Clubs from Belgium, France and Spain are all understood to have made approaches for Sorinola. Indeed, the plater could move abroad for a minimal compensation fee.

MK Dons had offered Sorinola new terms, but he has decided that his future lies elsewhere.

We understand he is set to leave English football rather than joining an Under-23 set-up. Indeed, the player wants regular first-team game time.

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