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.
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.
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.
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.