Rangers and Celtic are plotting a summer swoop for Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu, according to a report.

The Hearts ace has reportedly impressed the Glasgow sides since arriving at Tynecastle and The Sun claim both are looking to lure him across the M8.

9th March 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Heart of Midlothian; Sean Clare of Heart of Midlothian is congratulated after scoring for 1-0 by Conor Shaughnessy and Uche Ikpeazu

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The former Cambridge United striker will miss tomorrow’s trip to Ibrox after suffering a concussion in the weekend win over Aberdeen and the chance to impress against Steven Gerrard’s side.

After recently extended his Tynecastle contract, the report claims that any deal would cost in the region of £1million.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 07: Uche Ikpeazu of Hearts looks on prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Ikpeazu has had an injury-disrupted campaign and only managed 19 appearances for the Jambos this term.

 

Hearts lost striker Kyle Lafferty to Rangers earlier this season and have proven difficult for the Gers to lure players away from in recent seasons.

With Ikpeazu impressing at Tynecastle, Jambos boss Craig Levein will be desperate to keep him in Gorgie and hopefully get a consistent run of games alongside Steven Naismith – assuming he remains a Hearts player.

30th March 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Aberdeen; Uche Ikpeazu of Hearts scores his sides second goal which made it 2-1

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Although the reported £1million fee would be welcomed by Hearts, securing a replacement could prove troublesome as Ikpeazu has bulldozed defences at times this season.

The striker will miss tomorrow’s trip to Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership – but it will be interesting o see if he is greeted by Steven Gerrard in a similar manner to Jordan Jones before he signed on at Ibrox.

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