Date: 16th May 2019 at 8:05am
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Celtic are reported to be interested in Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset.

The 23-year-old has had to settle for the ‘super-sub’ role since moving from Le Havre two years ago and is expected to move on during the close season.

Mousset certainly fits the profile of recent Celtic signings with an emphasis on emerging talents with the French connection throwing up Moussa Dembele, Olivier Ntcham and Odsonne Edouard in recent seasons.

The BBC report:

Celtic are exploring a deal for Bournemouth’s France Under-21s striker Lys Mousset. The Premier League club rate the 23-year-old in the £10m bracket. Celtic are reluctant to beat the club-record £9m they paid for Odsonne Edouard last year but are prepared to offer players plus cash to secure a deal. (Scottish Daily Mail, print edition).

Celtic have been beset by striker problems all season with Moussa Dembele sold at the end of August and Leigh Griffiths taking a break from the game in December.

Oli Burke was brought in on loan from West Brom in January but has failed to make an impact in front of goal while January signing Bayo has managed just five minutes of first team action.

Mousset is likely to have other offers from EPL sides but after starting one EPL match and making 23 substitute appearances the prospect of regular first team football is bound to appeal- following the Dembele route.