Scott McKenna breaks Celtic and Rangers transfer silence as Scotland star tells Hoops he's 'open' to SPFL return

Scott McKenna has confirmed he is ready and willing to return to Scottish football as speculation mounts that he’s back on Brendan Rodgers’ shopping list.

The Celtic boss missed out on a big money bid for McKenna during his first stint in charge at Parkhead, before Nottingham Forest eventually weighed in with a £5m offer to take him from Aberdeen instead. A contractual dispute at the City Ground forced McKenna into accepting a six month loan deal with Champions League outfit FC Copenhagen at the turn of the year and he touched down here at the Euros on Sunday with his future still up in the air.

McKenna has been constantly linked with the Parkhead club throughout his time down south and Rangers were also believed to be in the running for his signature last summer. Now with Rodgers back in charge and McKenna available as a free agent, the 27-year-old admits he is more than open to offers. Asked if he would be interested in finally bagging a big move to Celtic McKenna said: “To be honest I am open to anything. I would never rule anything out.

“But in terms of the speculation, that’s all it’s ever been. It has never really gone any further than that and until there is anything that’s more than that I don’t really have anything to think about. I’m without a club so I think I would need to consider anything. As I mentioned, there is nothing as of now so there is nothing to think about.”

But McKenna admits his phone has been red hot in recent days with pals asking if he’s on the verge of a move to either side of Glasgow. He said: “Of course. That is just natural when you have got teams the size of Celtic and Rangers.

“I know a lot of people who support both teams so it is going to happen, they are going to question you. But there is nothing to tell.

“For me, all that stuff is completely on the back burner – I just have to do everything I can in training to try and get whatever minutes on the pitch here and anything after that will take care of itself.

“The Euros are obviously a ship window - there is no bigger stage to play on. But I can only do that by first and foremost training well and trying to get in the manager’s thoughts.”