Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur is the next most likely signing for Celtic, according to transfer experts Football Whispers.

They claim that McArthur – a boyhood Rangers fan – who is reported to be on £50k-a-week at Palace, is likely to make the switch despite making 33 league appearances this season, where he scored five goals.

The 30-year-old was also said to be interesting Rangers, with the Daily Mail reporting interest from Ibrox as well as Cardiff.

Football Whispers is a global transfer site that evaluates all the information on all the deals involving major clubs.

It rates each deal with a score out of five – the higher the score the more likely the deal is to go through.

McArthur is currently rated at 3.4/5, with the next player on the list being Stoke’s Joe Allen at just 2.9/5.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

Football Insider verdict:

This seems an odd one. McArthur had a good season for Palace and is on a massive salary. He’s a Rangers fan too, so why would he move north of the border and presumably take a pay cut to join Celtic? There are loads of rumours flying around this summer, but this one seems unlikely. However, Football Whispers is a reputable site and McArthur sits on top of their Celtic rankings at the moment. There’s no smoke without fire but we can’t see this one happening. 

In other Celtic news, Celtic are poised to complete first major transfer of summer

Don’t miss out on breaking and exclusive Celtic news by clicking here for our brilliant 24/7 updates on FacebookInstagram and YouTube.