According to the Athletic, reported Derby County, West Bromwich Albion and Celtic target Kasper Junker is hopeful of a big move to the UK this month.

Junker is currently keeping fit in his native Denmark following Norway’s competed season.

The prolific striker had a memorable campaign for Bodo / Glimt, winning the Norwegian top-flight title at a canter while posting an incredible 27 goals and eight assists.

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Junker even scored at the San Siro in a Europa League encounter with AC Milan.

The Dane’s incredible form has attracted plenty of interest. TEAMtalk claim Derby, West Brom and Celtic are among a host of clubs keen on his signature.

And now, the Athletic say Junker is hopeful of a big move even despite new Brexit rules.

Celtic have fallen a long way behind Rangers in the Scottish Premiership title race. The Hoops just haven’t managed to replicate their form of previous years.

But that doesn’t mean they can’t still save their campaign. More silverware is available, and manager Neil Lennon may feel another striker will make a difference.

West Brom, on the other hand, will seek to strengthen this month as the Baggies look to preserve their Premier League status following a tough run of form.

Sam Allardyce has a perfect CV in terms of starving off the drop. However, the former England boss will know his side are lacking in the final third to get out of trouble.

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Derby, meanwhile, are desperate for another striker at Pride Park.

The Rams were first linked with Junker by Norwegian publication VG in the summer. Since then, the 26-year-old has only gotten better and drawn more suitors and attention.

It seems Derby’s chances of signing him now appear slimmer. However, the prospective new takeover and potential of larger funds could make the Rams a more attractive option.

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