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New hope given to Celtic’s goalkeeper search

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The Sun has claimed that Celtic could make a move for Fraser Forster after the keeper turned down a ‘cut price’ contract extension from Southampton.

A year ago Forster turned down the chance to return to Celtic kicking off a series of events that saw Vasilis Barkas, Scott Bain and Conor Hazard share duties over the season.

Barkas appears to be the first choice of Ange Postecoglou but another blunder against Midtjylland put the position in the spotlight with many fans unconvinced that the former AEK Athens keeper can turn things round after his first season at the club.

The Sun reports:

A move for keeper Forster could also gather pace as it emerges the ex-England star has knocked back a new deal.

SunSport first broke the news last weekend that Celts were weighing up a move to bring the ex-England star back to Scotland.

Now we can reveal the 33-year-old has turned down a new contract tabled by Saints to extend his current agreement which runs out in 12 months. And that could see Celts step in and take advantage of the stand-off.

Forster is believed to be one of the highest paid players at Southampton, renewing his contract in 2017 when he was a regular in the England squad.

At the age of 33 he probably has one more contract to play for, next summer as a free agent he is unlikely to be without offers.

Last season Forster started eight EPL matches and five FA Cup ties for Southampton.

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