Dedryck Boyata’s Celtic career looks certain to be over.
In midweek Celtic turned down a bid believed to be worth around £9m from Fulham with Brendan Rodgers looking to use the defender in the hoops Champions League qualification campaign.
When there was no follow up bid from Fulham that seemed to be the end of the matter with Boyata expected to feature against Hearts today ahead of a role in the return leg against AEK Athens.
Yesterday things took a dramatic turn with Boyata missing training due to an illness while his agent, Jacques Lichtenstein turning up at Lennoxtown on Friday morning demanding a meeting with Brendan Rodgers.
The hoops boss was less than pleased by that approach but agreed to meet the agent after training, a meeting that Lichtenstein failed to turn up for.
Boyata won’t be travelling with Celtic to Athens with the club now having less than three weeks to sell a player who clearly has his agent angling for a move.
Lazio have been linked with Boyata in the past, after the appearance of his agent at the training ground the onus is now on Celtic to sell a player who is out of contract in June 2019.