The Scottish Cup showdown between Rangers and Celtic is moving towards being switched to Sunday to avoid clashing with Prince Philip's funeral.

The fourth-round tie is scheduled to be played on Saturday, April 17 at 4pm but the death of the Duke of Edinburgh has thrown that into doubt.

The Royal Family announced on Saturday that the funeral will be held at 3pm on Saturday, meaning it will clash with the Old Firm game.

That prompted the SFA to open talks with stakeholders and Record Sport understands the preferred option is for Rangers and Celtic to square off on Sunday and possibly at 12pm Noon.

A source close to the talks confirmed that pushing the fixture back a day is currently the preferred option but the situation remains fluid.

Broadcasters set up their equipment at Ibrox

Premier Sports are also due to show Aberdeen vs Livingston at 2pm, meaning if the Glasgow derby goes to extra time and penalties there would be an overlap.

One solution would be to move that fixture to later in the day, but the broadcaster is also committed to showing at least six Serie A games per weekend.

As it stands Premier Sports will show Milan vs Genoa before the Sunday Scottish Cup game between Aberdeen and Livingston, followed by Torino vs Roma and Napoli vs Inter.

The broadcaster is also due to show Atalanta vs Juventus at 2pm on Premier Sports 2.

There are another five Scottish Cup fixtures on the Saturday, with Stranraer vs Hibs due to be shown on the BBC.

Crisis talks are being held at Hampden on Monday to try and find a solution for all the Saturday games.