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Rangers and Celtic deal blow to Bristol City in pursuit of impressive Chelsea man

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Scottish Premiership giants Rangers and Celtic are interested in signing Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas, according to reports from the Scottish Sun.

The 25-year old has been an impressive performer for Bristol City this season, and has been a regular for Lee Johnson’s men ever since his loan switch from Stamford Bridge in the summer. The Czech Republic international has filled the void left by Aden Flint at Ashton Gate with ease, after the towering defender left for Middlesbrough in the summer.

Reports have recently emerged claiming that the Robins are looking to tie Kalas down to a permanent deal at Ashton Gate, along with other Chelsea loanees Kasey Palmer and Jay Dasilva who have also impressed this term.

But City could be dealt a massive blow in their pursuit of signing the defender, with news now emerging that both Celtic and Rangers are interested in signing the player. The duo have both watched the defender in action across the last few weeks, and it is understood that he is high up on the radar of Celtic boss Neil Lennon.

Kalas has endured a difficult time at Chelsea since his arrival from Sigma Olomouc in 2010 – the defender has made just four senior appearances for the London club and has been shipped out on loan seven times.

The Verdict

Kalas has been immense at the back for Bristol City this season, and it comes as no surprise to see some very high-profile clubs become linked with his signature.

City will be desperate to sign him permanently and Chelsea will probably be happy to let him go, although the Robins may not be able to rival the likes of Celtic and Rangers who are both massive clubs.

The competition in Scotland is worse than what it is in England, so it is up to Kalas whether he’d like to stay in English football or move to the SPFL.

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