SCOTTISH giants Celtic are reportedly among the sides considering a move for Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Premier League outfits Liverpool and Newcastle United have also been named as potential suitors for the 34 year old.

McCarthy was the hero for Southampton in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final against West Brom on Sunday.

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He twice denied Grady Diangana what would have been an important winner during the 0-0 draw at the Hawthorns.

A recent report from Mail Sport suggests that Celtic could look to replace the retiring Joe Hart with Southampton's McCarthy.

The two-time England international is out of contract in the summer and would be available on a free transfer.

The report also notes that a number of teams in Saudi Arabia are "showing interest" in the veteran keeper.