Celtic are being used to launch a public auction for Vakoun Issouf Bayo.
According to Sky Sports News a bid in the region of £2m has been rejected for the striker by Dunajska Streda with Parma and Rapid Vienna also reported to be interested.
Streda Sporting director Jan Van Daele told Sky Sports News: “We confirm we have received a bid from Celtic but refused the bid as it did not match our expectations.
“We are in direct contact with Celtic club officials and we are open to negotiate with Celtic.”
It seems that this transfer saga is starting to mirror the attempts to sign John McGinn from Hibs during the summer. Various bids were made and rejected for the midfielder before Aston Villa struck a deal for the life long Celtic fan.
Lessons were apparently learned from what Peter Lawwell told shareholders was a frustrating time in the transfer market.
Surely one a player is identified by the manager discreet talks are held to find out if a deal is possible in terms of transfer fee and wages. A realistic offer should be made with a 48 hour deadline put in place. If Streda don’t accept the offer Celtic then move on to Plan B on their database with the Slovakian side left to get a better bid elsewhere while handling a player who has been denied the chance to have his wages trebled or quadrupled.
Brendan Rodgers has gone on record to state that he is expecting to bring in two strikers this month.