Everton have joined the race to sign Odsonne Edouard with the striker looking certain to leave Celtic before the transfer window closes.
Rafa Benitez has been quiet in the transfer window since taking over at Goodison but with bids of £15.4m coming in from Rubin Kazan and Bordeaux a similar offer could be coming in to take the Frenchman to Merseyside.
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With a year left on his contract Celtic have been expecting bids coming in for Edouard who joined from Paris Saint Germain for £9m in June 2018 after a successful season on loan.
The French side are due 40% of any fee above £9m for Edouard but in the current market there was a risk that the striker could run down his contract and leave for free next summer.
Celtic have been strongly linked with signing VVV Venlo striker Georgis Giakoumakis indicating a busy few days before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.