Scottish champions Celtic have held talks with QPR defender Steven Caulker about the prospect of a move, according to the Mirror.

The defender has had a difficult time of late and recently went public about his battles with depression, gambling and drinking.

In an interview with the Guardian, the 25-year-old hinted that his future would be away from Loftus Road, and a move to the SPL could be the perfect opportunity for him to revive his career.

Caulker appeared to have the world at his feet just a few years ago, with spells at Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea, Southampton and Liverpool leading to his first senior England caps.

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However his personal problems have stalled his playing career, although it’s understood that the defender has been working hard behind the scenes to try and reignite his career, and may well get that opportunity under Celtic's former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers, who managed Caulker during his spell at the Swans.