Celtic are ready to test Brentford’s resolve by making a second bid for Romaine Sawyers.
An opening bid of £1.5m has been rejected by the Championship side for the midfielder who is now in the final year of his contract.
Sawyers is described as a midfield play-maker with passing his strength rather than tackling, in 116 league matches for the London club he has scored just six goals.
The Sun reports:
Hoops chiefs have now tabled their opening bid, but the approach was immediately turned down by the Championship side. Sawyers, 27, has a year to run on his contract, but Celts are now preparing a follow-up offer of around £2m to secure the Brentford skipper.
Hoops manager Lennon believes the powerful midfielder would add steel to his squad. Stoke City and West Brom are also understood to be interested in a deal and are keeping tabs on the situation.
Yesterday West Brom announced that Harper had signed a new three year professional contract.
Two more wild card signings can be made before 11pm tonight but it’s highly unlikely that anyone would be pitched into a debut 48 hours after signing.