Odsonne Edouard is keen on securing a transfer away from Celtic , it has been claimed.
A string of Premier League clubs including Chelsea , Crystal Palace , Manchester United and Tottenham are looking at the 21-year-old hotshot ahead of the January 31 deadline.
Edouard has provided 16 goals and 15 assists for Celtic which has prompted the Premier League clubs to keep tabs on his progress.
He is interested in pursuing a move to the Premier League , according to 90min , but Celtic are unlikely to sanction a sale.
The Bhoys are involved in a fierce Scottish Premiership title battle with bitter foes Rangers .
Neil Lennon’s side also hope to go deep in the Europa League – they have a challenging last-32 tie against FC Copenhagen in the pipeline.
Celtic also have a shortage of attacking options, with Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo being Lennon’s alternatives.
Speaking in October, Lennon vowed Edouard would not be sold in this transfer window.
A host of Premier League clubs are interested in Odsonne Edouard
He said: “There’s no chance of him leaving in January. Absolutely not.
“We’ve got too much to do here. He is a class player and is pivotal to us.
“We may or may not be in Europe after January, so that’s even more reason for him not to go.
“It wouldn’t hinge on that, absolutely not. But it would be a nice carrot for him, a reason to settle himself.
“I don’t like watching him playing for other teams. When I heard about his hat-trick, I was like: Oh no!
Odsonne Edouard has been in a goal-scoring mood this season
“But, seriously, it is great for the profile of the club.
“I think it is fantastic for him that he is playing so well for club and country.
“He will be linked with everybody in the next couple of weeks and come the end of January, but we are in no position to sell.