Celtic are considering a bid to bring out-of-favour Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan to Parkhead this month, sources have told TEAMtalk.
And with Stoke willing to let the player move elsewhere, Celtic are emerging as an option for the 27-year-old as Neil Lennon looks at options to bolster his squad.
The Bhoys lost forward Scott Sinclair this week, who joined Preston on a two-and-a-half-year deal and are looking to increase their options in attack.
Villa, who themselves are looking for a new striker, are ready to let Republic of Ireland international Hogan leave and they would not stand in the way of a loan move to Glasgow.
However, World Cup winner Olivier Giroud remains an option and Villa boss Dean Smith admitted he was hopeful of adding a new striker before Sunday’s game with Manchester City.
“All our options are open in terms of centre-forwards,” said Smith. “We’re obviously short in the forward area. It’s top priority. I’d like to try and get one in before Sunday (the Premier League game at home to Manchester City) if we could.”