Celtic rival Swansea for Middlesbrough's Williams

The race for Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams is heating up.

The race for Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams is heating up.

The Daily Mail says the Australian international – a centre-back who can also play at full-back or in midfield – has been linked with a £1.5million switch to Swansea City but no deal has yet been done with the Barclays Premier League club.

Celtic are monitoring the situation and are ready to launch a rival offer for the highly-rated 25-year-old - if the financial package is right.

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