Brighton are expected to put in a £20m bid for Odsonne Edouard following Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against Midtjylland.
The striker is in the final year of his contract and looks likely to join Kris Ajer in the EPL as Ange Postecoglou reshapes his squad.
Kyogo Furuhashi will bring a goal threat with he arrives in Scotland following quarantine but at least one more striker will be needed with neither Albian Ajeti or Leigh Griffiths going into the new season looking likely to fire in 20 plus goals.
The Daily Mail reports:
Brighton are poised to step up their £20million pursuit of Odsonne Edouard after Celtic’s Champions League qualification clash with FC Midtjylland.
The Parkhead club go to Denmark for Wednesday’s second leg, with the tie finely poised at 1-1. Manager Ange Postecoglou has already said he won’t stand in the way of unsettled players if they want to leave.
And Sportsmail understands Brighton will wait until this week’s Champions League tie is complete before formalising an offer, with English Premier League rivals Crystal Palace also interested.
Resolving the issue as quickly as possible will be in Celtic’s interests with Edouard failing to capture his pre-lockdown form.
Last season he became the top all-time scorer for the French u-21 side but that hasn’t generated interest from genuine leading clubs.
Paris Saint Germain are believed to have a hefty sell-on fee but Celtic can also put a similar clause into any deal that they do with Brighton who are about to start their fifth successive season in the EPL.