Celtic will be looking to bolster their squad in the summer to build on what has been an impressive debut season in charge of the Bhoys for Brendan Rodgers.

With a Scottish Cup semi-final with Rangers on the horizon, perhaps the recruitment team of Celtic will have their eyes on one player in particular.

MailSport (h/t the Daily Record) understand that Celtic are interested in signing Bournemouth midfielder Emerson Hyndman in the summer, who has spent the second half of the 2016/17 season on loan with rivals, Rangers.

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The 21-year-old moved to English football in 2011 when Fulham signed him from the FC Dallas academy but he made just 28 appearances in five years with the west London club, scoring just once from central midfield.

Last summer, he joined Bournemouth on a free transfer but again was on the outside looking in, failing to even make the matchday squad just once in the Premier League with his three appearances for the Cherries coming in domestic cup action.

A decision was made to send the USA international out on loan in January and he joined Rangers and has started every SPFL game he’s been available for, scoring four goals in the process.

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Celtic have made initial contact with Bournemouth over a summer move, but any transfer could now be in jeopardy after on-loan midfielder Jack Wilshere suffered a broken leg in the Cherries’ 4-0 defeat at Tottenham last weekend.

Eddie Howe was keen on signing the Arsenal man on a permanent basis but after the England international suffered another injury blow, he could be forced to rethink a move.

If a move for Wilshere is ruled out, it’s safe to say that Bournemouth would be less than willing to allow Hyndman to leave given the lack of depth they have in central midfield if/when Wilshere returns to Arsenal.

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