Celtic and Rangers outlined plans to quit Scottish football and join the English league, according to reports.

Back in 2011 a confidential dossier was created by Celtic chiefs and sent to Rangers' director Martin Bain with a strategy to depart Scotland and make the move south of the border.

The Scottish Sun claim the documents were sent from the desk of Celtic's Peter Lawwell to Mr Bain's personal assistant Louise Barrie. Within the plans were details of how Celtic and Rangers leaving Scottish football would make the top tier "more competitive" and how the two clubs would have an "exponential impact" on global TV viewing figures of big games.

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It is also claimed the report describes their supporters would bring "a welcome revenue boost for many clubs".

Within the report, it is also suggested that Celtic and Rangers enjoyed a similar following to the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United and the move would allow other Scottish outfits the opportunity to win the Premiership - then Premier League - and fight it out to be part of the Champions League.

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Rangers were plunged into financial meltdown in 2012 meaning plans didn't get off the ground in any real capacity but, according to the Scottish Sun, there had been plans for both clubs to meet with Neil Doncaster and Ralph Topping to discuss the future of Scottish football.

Celtic and Rangers have both been approached for comment by Herald and Times Sport.