Celtic are considering a move for Alex McCarthy this summer, according to a report.

The Southampton goalkeeper has emerged as an option for the Premiership champions-elect, with Liverpool and Newcastle also believed to be interested.

The Daily Mail reports that the 34-year-old is someone Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers has previously looked at.

Celtic, of course, need to bolster in the goalkeeping department with Joe Hart set to retire. 

McCarthy has been impressive for Saints this season and was outstanding in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final with West Brom.

He regained his place from No.1 Gavin Bazunu after he ruptured his Achilles last month.

As well as Celtic holding an interest, both Premier League sides Liverpool and Newcastle are monitoring any developments as they seek back-up options for their first picks.

The report states that a number of Saudi clubs have been alerted to his availability too.

McCarthy has Premier League experience with Reading, QPR, Crystal Palace and Southampton.

His contract expires at St Mary's at the end of June.

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Meanwhile, Celtic star Matt O'Riley is reportedly in talks with two top-six Premier League sides.

The Denmark international, 23, is fresh off the back of scoring against Rangers in Saturday's derby win over the Hoops' arch-Glasgow rivals.

Last night, the attacking midfielder picked up Celtic's Player of the Year at the awards ceremony at the OVO Hydro.

He has 16 goals and 17 assists in all competitions for Brendan Rodgers' team, as they look to go on and lift the league and Scottish Cup double to close out the season.

Atletico Madrid came calling in the January transfer window with a loan offer, with an obligation to buy in the summer included as part of the deal. 

This was swiftly rejected by the Scottish champions, as they refused to let their star man go midseason.