Celtic and Rangers have missed out on Alfie Doughty with the Charlton star set to join Stoke City.

The left-sided player has been on the Hoops' radar since the summer and Gers recently registered their own interest in signing the player on a pre-contract.

Stoke manager Michael O'Neill was not prepared to hang around and lodged a bid for the player worth around £650,000, which was accepted.

Read more: Celtic and Rangers both offer pre-contract terms to Charlton's Alfie Doughty as Stoke lodge bid to land him now

We told exclusively how Celtic and Rangers had both offered terms on a pre-contract and Doughty had a decision to make. Now Herald and Times Sport understands the 21-year-old has chosen the English Championship over Scotland's top tier.

It is understood the deal is almost complete and he will join The Potters this January transfer window.

Lee Bowyer had wanted to keep Doughty at the Addicks and urged the player recently to sign a new deal. But later he accepted that the youngster would be moving on.

Celtic remain in the market for a winger with James Forrest a long-term injury.