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Celtic striker falls silent over transfer offer

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Vakoun Bayo seems to have suffered a communication breakdown with Toulouse.

The striker spent last season on loan with the French side who are keen to have him back despite missing out on promotion to the top flight.

Bayo has only started one competitive game for Celtic following his January 2019 transfer from Dunajska Streda.

With a year left on his contract Celtic will likely be trying to arrange a permanent transfer rather than run the clock down with the club having a number of players in the same situation.

Speaking to the Daily Record (10.27), Damien Camoli said:

The ball is in his court. We are still awaiting a response from him. At the end of the campaign, he told me he wanted to come back here again for the new season. I talked about it with our manager, Philippe Montanier. He is a player he wants to have for the new season.

We had a purchase option which we did no exercise because it would have been too expensive for a Ligue 2 club. We would have considered it if we had won promotion. I don’t know if he has a future at Celtic, but I don’t think so. We are waiting to take him back, but the delay is at his end.

Odsonne Edouard and Albian Ajeti are the only other strikers at Celtic with Leigh Griffiths out of contract at midnight.

With Peter Lawwell retiring today and no sign of a replacement for Nick Hammond being appointed it is difficult to know who is currently responsible for transfers and contracts at the moment.

CLICK HERE for Bayo’s Transfermarkt profile.

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