Reports claim Celtic are interested in Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu

Celtic are keeping a close eye on Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu, according to West London Sport.

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Queens Park Rangers are said to be competing the Ladbrokes Premiership champions for the 24-year-old, who joined Hearts in the summer of 2018.

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West London Sport is also reporting that Derby County, Bristol City and Wigan Athletic have had the forward scouted this year.

Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu. Picture: SNS

Ikpeazu has netted twice in 11 games for Hearts so far this season, including the equaliser in his side's 2-1 Edinburgh derby victory over Hibs at Easter Road.

He missed last weekend's defeat to Kilmarnock with a tight hamstring though is expected to return for the visit of Rangers after the international break.