By Will Butcher

Former Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew is in talks with Championship team Blackburn Rovers as he looks to find a new home, according to a report.

The 30-year-old has been searching for a new club after being released by Celtic earlier this summer.

The Scotsman now claims that Mulgrew is set to put pen to paper at Ewood Park.

Countryman Owen Coyle is said to be an admirer of Mulgrew and is keen to add the player to his defence.

The versatile player has experience in England. He signed for Wolves in 2006 after joining from Dundee in exchange for Lee Naylor, but after just nine appearances and a loan spell at Southend, Mulgrew was back in Scotland with Aberdeen two years later.

He made 79 appearances for Aberdeen, scoring an impressive 10 goals with 15 assists.

Mulgrew rejoined Celtic in 2010, after graduating through the Bhoys youth system in 2002. He kept up his goal-scoring form from defence for the Hoops, scoring 20 goals in 134 league games, with 22 assists.

The 24-time Scotland international would become Rovers’ 11th summer signing, and would rejoin former Celtic striker Anthony Stokes who moved to Ewood Park earlier this summer.

In other Celtic transfer news, fans have reacted with astonishment as Brendan Rodgers enters talks to sign this Serie A star.