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Celtic-friendly presenter gives Steven Fletcher update

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Peter Martin has tweeted that Stoke City are now the favourites to sign Steven Fletcher.

Overnight two reports appeared claiming that Celtic had offered the striker a 12 month deal with Stoke named as competition.

Social media was alive this morning trying to read out those reports with Celtic clearly linked with Ivan Toney of Peterborough and West Ham’s Albian Ajeti.

Martin is a favourite of Celtic’s executive management, performing his MC role at a number of club events and the Evening With Scott Brown to mark the captain’s book launch.

Fletcher scored 10 times in 24 Championship appearances last season which is exactly the sort of form that will alert a number of clubs to his status as a free agent.

At the age of 33 he clearly isn’t a long term option but in unique circumstances a 12 month contract makes sense to Celtic but that prospect seems to be getting less likely.

Tam McManus was first to break news of Celtic’s interest in Fletcher, the former Hibs and Dundee striker is a regular guest on Martin’s PLZ Soccer Show.

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