St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan has been given permission by the club to speak to other clubs about a potential transfer, but the Saints have revealed that he will stay at the club until the end of the season, according to a report on the Daily Record.

The Scotland under-21 international has been linked closely with a move to current Scottish champions Celtic, who were hoping to secure his signature in the January transfer window.

It now appears that the Hoops will have to wait until this campaign is over to lure Morgan to the club.

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There is also interest in Morgan from English Champions clubs Nottingham Forest and Preston North End, who have both been monitoring the progress of the youngster.

Burton Albion had a bid for Morgan rejected last summer by St Mirren, who have done everything possible to keep hold of the talented young winger.

St Mirren’s chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick said:

We have been in constant dialogue with Lewis and his agent throughout this season, and both parties have been very open. We have allowed Lewis to speak to a couple of clubs on his days off, and any move will be in the best interests of everyone involved. But, if he signs in January, the deal will see him remain a St Mirren player until the end of the season.

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