Cardiff City have begun negotiations to extend the contract of defender Ciaron Brown amid transfer interest from north of the border, sources have exclusively told Football League World.
The 23-year-old is yet to feature for the Bluebirds this season but played 12 times for the Bluebirds in the Championship in the 2020-21 campaign after spending the first half of it at Scottish Premiership side Livingston on loan.
The centre-back, who is also comfortable as a left-back or wing-back, has also been capped for Northern Ireland and his impressive performances under Mick McCarthy last season saw him linked with Middlesbrough over the summer.
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With less than a year remaining on his deal, dialogue has now begun with Brown in regards to prolonging his stay in the Welsh capital.
But both Rangers and Celtic are circling for Brown, and should he not agree terms with the Bluebirds then both Scottish sides can approach the defender on a pre-contract agreement in January.
It’s a loophole that Rangers used in the most recent mid-season window when they swooped for Bournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh and they could be set to do the same once again with Brown – but they’ll have competition from the Hoops and Brown’s current club.