Celtic see Jake Clarke Salter transfer fall into Rangers trap as 'loose agreement' with QPR emerges

QPR reportedly have a "loose agreement" with Jake Clarke-Salter to allow him to move to the English Premier League - which could see Celtic frozen out of a deal.

The 26-year-old is in demand this summer with Brendan Rodgers' side joining a lengthy list of suitors who are queuing up to take the defender from Loftus Road when the window opens. The Hoops had been touted with a move for the Chelsea academy graduate last summer but a move failed to materialise - but they are to be joined in the race by Wolves, Ipswich Town and Stoke City this around.

And interest from the English top flight could see a potential switch to the Scottish Premiership leaders scuppered, with reports suggesting that The R's will only green light a switch to the Premier League. The Evening Standard report that a "loose agreement" is in place between Clarke-Salter and QPR to facilitate a move to the top flight.

The English Championship side are said to be "open" to a deal if a Premier League club make an approach, as they would allow him to take "the next step." That would be if suitable "compensation" is agreed - with the club set to demand between £5million and £10million.

It is noted that the agreement saw Michael Beale knocked back in his bid to take him to Rangers last summer. Beale brought Clarke-Salter to QPR from Chelsea as a free agent during his brief stint in the Loftus Road dugout - but the chance of a reunion was rejected by the London outfit.