Chelsea send scout to Celtic match with Lazio amid rumours Leicester were running rule over Hoops ace

A representative from Chelsea was dispatched to Celtic Park last night to take in the Scottish champions' Europa League clash with Lazio.
Celtic's Scott Brown holds off Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-SavicCeltic's Scott Brown holds off Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
Celtic's Scott Brown holds off Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

TuttoMercatoWebstates that Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was almost certainly on the scout's watchlist, just months after the Spanish-born Serbian international was linked with a move to Manchester United.

Milinkovic-Savic was identified as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba when the World Cup winner was linked with an Old Trafford exit.

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However, the midfielder stayed and United's interest waned.

Now the Stamford Bridge outfit are understood to have been watching the 13-cap Serbia intenational.

Former Rangers defender-turned-pundit Alan Hutton also believes Leicester City may have been running the rule over Hoops midfielder Callum McGregor.

The Scotland international has been linked with a reunion with ex-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, who is now at the helm at the King Power Stadium.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace reportedly sent scouts to Porto v Rangers to watch in-form striker Alfredo Morelos, who scored the Gers' equaliser.