Rumour Mill: Celtic begin talks for defender | Patrick Roberts to Southampton | Rangers boss calls for calm

Celtic have begun formal discussions with Queens Park Rangers over the purchase of Steven Caulker, Patrick Roberts could be heading to Southampton on a season-long loan, and Pedro Caixinha has called for calm after yesterday's loss to St Johnstone.

Celtic are looking to sign Steven Caulker from QPR. Picture: Getty

Celtic begin talks over Caulker

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Celtic have entered into discussions with Queens Park Rangers over a deal for centre-back Steven Caulker. The 25-year-old is out of favour with the West London club and Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring the England international north of the border. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic are looking to sign Steven Caulker from QPR. Picture: Getty

Roberts to Southampton

Southampton are looking to sign ex-Celtic star Patrick Roberts on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old flew out with the rest of the Manchester City squad for the club’s tour of America and it is thought Pep Guardiola is willing to give him a chance to prove his worth. It City’s boss still isn’t convinced, Southampton may represent a better loan destination than a return to Celtic Park, as the Etihad club can judge his ability to perform in the English Premier League. (Scottish Sun)

Caixinha calms for calm

Pedro Caixinha does not believe it is time to panic despite Rangers suffering another defeat in a closed doors match against St Johnstone on Tuesday afternoon. The Light Blues manager fielded a strong starting XI but watched on as his team fell 1-0 to Tommy Wright’s side, who won through a goal from youngster Callum Hendry. (The National)

Celtic are looking to sign Steven Caulker from QPR. Picture: Getty