Efe Ambrose is being tracked by Chinese Super League runners-up Shanghai SIPG.

The club are thought to be one of three Chinese sides prepared to offer the defender a move to Asia according to the Daily Mail.

Current club manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is interested in acquiring the Nigerian’s services and will use the substantial salaries to lure him to China.

Because of their huge broadcasting rights, the club can offer substantial wages – as Asamoah Gyan found out when he signed a two-year deal worth a reported £162,000 a week.

Ambrose has 18-months left on his current contract at Celtic and has endured a rough time from Hoops fans and opposing fans during games.

They have fended off interest from Olympiakos and Maccabi Tel Aviv in recent times but could be set to off-load the unpredictable defender.

A number of on-field errors have cost Celtic dearly in big games in Europe and domestically over the years since he arrived at the club in 2012.

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Most recently was his high-profile error against Fenerbahce in the Europa League when Celtic were leading 2-0, and unfortunately for Ambrose, any impressive outings are overshadowed by these lapses in concentration.

The 27-year-old could be shown the door to make room for one of several transfer targets including Aleksandar Pantic who is currently on loan at Eibar from Villarreal.