League One gossip: Rangers and Sheffield United in striker battle, Celtic reports resurface plus midfielder linked with Hull City
Sunderland are preparing for this weekend’s game against Accrington Stanley – while transfer talk is starting to increase ahead of the summer window.
Here’s some of the latest League One news and gossip from around the web:
Midfielder linked with Hull
League One leaders Hull City are said to be interested in Gillingham midfielder Kyle Dempsey.
The 25-year-old midfielder was linked with both the Tigers and Sunderland last summer but instead joined The Gills after leaving Fleetwood.
Dempsey has been made captain at Gillingham and made 37 league appearances this term.
According to Football League World, Hull are interested in signing the midfielder as Grant McCann’s side begin planning for life back in the Championship.
Clarke-Harris attracting interest
Another player who has impressed this season is Peterborough striker Jonson Clarke-Harris.
The 26-year-old is the top scorer in League One with 28 goals, which have propelled Posh into the automatic promotion places.
Clarke-Harris’ performances haven’t gone unnoticed, with Football Insider claiming both Sheffield United and Rangers are interested in the frontman.
The report claims that United are set to beat Rangers to the striker as they want Clarke-Harris to spearhead their attack in the Championship next season.
Keane reports resurface
Football Insider have also claimed that former Sunderland manager Roy Keane is back in the frame to become the new Celtic boss.
The Irishman, 49, appeared out of the running a few weeks ago when former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was the clear favourite.
According to the report, ‘a Celtic source has told Football Insider that Keane has growing support from within the boardroom and he is becoming more prominent.’