Date: 15th December 2019 at 9:30pm
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Celtic are reported to have rejected an offer from Stoke City to take Lewis Morgan on loan to the Championship side.

The former St Mirren winger has found first team opportunities hard to come by but recently started five matches on the bounce as Celtic adapted to the absence of Odsonne Edouard.

In January Morgan went on loan to Sunderland but according to the Daily Record he’ll be spending the full season as a Celtic player.

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill is keen to add more creativity to his side in the window and had included Morgan as one of his primary targets.

MailSport understands that Stoke asked the question about Morgan’s availability but director of football Nicky Hammond has made it clear that the Hoops are not interested in loaning him out.

Celtic signed Morgan in January 2018 but part of the deal was that he returned to St Mirren on loan where he helped them to win promotion to the SPFL Premiership.

At the start of last season he was given a couple of opportunities to claim a first team spot but the form of James Forrest and emergence of Ryan Christie kept him out the side.

St Mirren and Hibs have also been linked with being interested in taking Morgan on loan in January but the story above seems to rule out a further loan move.